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Jim Wilson has worked as a pastor and director of Community Christian Ministries (Moscow, Idaho) for over forty years. Before that, he served in the Navy as an officer for nine years and then with Officer's Christian Fellowship for another twelve years. Jim has authored a number of books, including How to Be Free from Bitterness, and is well-known for his practical Bible teaching on relationships and evangelism. He was married to his wife, Bessie, from 1952 until her death in 2010, and is the father of four, grandfather of fifteen (one of whom is in heaven), and great-grandfather of twenty-five and counting. ...more

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Jim Wilson During my second year at the Naval Academy, when I first became a Christian, I had no knowledge that there was any such thing as a Christian book othe…moreDuring my second year at the Naval Academy, when I first became a Christian, I had no knowledge that there was any such thing as a Christian book other than the Bible. I began to suspect it a couple years later, but my real consciousness that there were Christian books came three and a half years after I became a Christian. In the spring of 1951, the ship on which I served stopped in Hong Kong, and while walking through Kowloon, I came across the Biola Bookstore and bought several books, including an InterVarsity Hymnal. The next several years, while I was on active duty, I would send to InterVarsity Press and buy a hundred InterVarsity booklets at a time and use them in my personal evangelism. I did this for several years.

In 1955 and 1956, my family and I were living in Japan and were able to hold weekend conferences with the Officers’ Christian Union. We got the Christian Literature Crusade to provide a book table at each conference. My interest in books greatly increased at that time.

In the fall of 1956, we moved to Washington, D.C., where I was on the staff of the Officers' Christian Union for the East Coast. After a year of traveling to the service academies with a briefcase full of books and booklets, I became very conscious of the need for more solid, Christian literature. During that year, I met six people who had come to Christ while they were alone, either reading the New Testament, a tract, or books that I had given them.

I realized that I could extend my personal ministry in an almost unlimited way in quality, quantity, and time by the use of books. I can only be in one place, but book can be everywhere. And the books can be working in the lives of people at midnight while I am in some other town sleeping. Quality, quantity and time… I realized I could greatly extend my personal ministry through writing and distributing books.(less)
Jim Wilson I am currently finishing my latest book, Answered Prayer: The Faithfulness of God Made Manifest, which will release in late February.
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Politeness, political correctness, and relational communication have something positive in common. They are attempts to use words to be friendly, to not cause offense, and to avoid confrontation. Aren’t these good things? Yes, they are. They are also surface attempts at kindness. They are mechanics. Teaching a little boy to say “Thank you” certainly makes things more pleasant, but it is not t

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“The best way to “toughen up” is to stay open and take it. It hurts less. - J.W.”
Jim Wilson, How to Be Free from Bitterness

“Irresponsibility is a special kind of sin. It is a sin that holds other people responsible. Irresponsibility is like lying. It is a cover, a means of self-protection.”
Jim Wilson, How to Be Free from Bitterness

“We will give a small baby attention when it cries. There may be nothing wrong; he is not hungry, wet, dirty, or sick; he just wants some loving. When the child is two or three or nine or ten and asks for attention, we do not want to give it. We do not think the child needs it. Believe me, if he asks for it, he needs it.”
Jim Wilson, How to Be Free from Bitterness




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