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Steven James is a national bestselling novelist whose award-winning, pulse-pounding thrillers continue to gain wide critical acclaim and a growing fan base.

His latest novel, SYNAPSE, a near-future thriller, was a finalist for an International Book Award in the sci-fi category.

Suspense Magazine, who named Steven’s book EVERY WICKED MAN one of their “Best Books of 2018,” says that he “sets the new standard in suspense writing.” Publishers Weekly calls him a “master storyteller at the peak of his game,” and RT Book Reviews promises that “the nail-biting suspense will rivet you.”

Steven deftly weaves intense stories of psychological suspense with deep philosophical insights. As critically-acclaimed novelist Ann Tatlock put it, “Steven James give
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Steven James Thanks for the comment and the question. Sometimes over the years the darkness has clouded in around me. It's part of the gig, I guess. I was so troub…moreThanks for the comment and the question. Sometimes over the years the darkness has clouded in around me. It's part of the gig, I guess. I was so troubled when I wrote The Knight that I had to set it aside for a month or so. However, I think it's worth it. If people see the darkness more clearly they will also see their need for the light, and notice it more when it shines in their lives—even if it only appears as a glimmer at times.(less)
Steven James Yes. I'm working on it now. It's a stand-alone novel about Patrick and his work in New York City. It's scheduled to release in December 2015.…moreYes. I'm working on it now. It's a stand-alone novel about Patrick and his work in New York City. It's scheduled to release in December 2015.(less)
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Registration is now open for my 7th Novel Writing Intensive Retreat, with New York Times bestselling author, Robert Dugoni. This is an in-depth, intensive time of teaching and study on the craft of novel writing. For more information, visit the NWI website. Read more of this blog post »
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“The gifts of the Master are these: freedom, life, hope, new direction, transformation, and intimacy with God. If the cross was the end of the story, we would have no hope. But the cross isn't the end. Jesus didn't escape from death; he conquered it and opened the way to heaven for all who will dare to believe. The truth of this moment, if we let it sweep over us, is stunning. It means Jesus really is who he claimed to be, we are really as lost as he said we are, and he really is the only way for us to intimately and spiritually connect with God again.”
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“God dances with the outcast.”
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“Change is not always a good thing. What I need is not change from one thing to another but transformation from who I am into who I was meant to become. Only when God's transforming power touches me can I begin to live the simpler, freer, fresher, more creative, more patient, more passionate, more sacrificial, riskier, rawer, more real, more love-driven life God intended for me all along. That transformation is what awaits all who dare to enter the story of God. As Paul wrote, 'Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think' (Romans 12:2)”
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message 1: by Abigail (last edited Apr 14, 2016 09:02PM)

Abigail Mitchell Are your books christian? Or at least clean? Have yet to read any, but they look good. I have the Rook and the Bishop, but don't want to read them until I have the whole series.


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