Traphis: A Wizard’s Tale (Book Trailer)

Here is a book trailer for Traphis: A Wizard’s Tale. Thankfully I had some free time during Christmas break to get this put together. It’s best viewed with your volume turned on.

It’s not as fancy and complex as I had wished, but Windows Live Movie Maker was my best available program for video creation. Overall, I think it turned out pretty well.

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Posted by on January 11, 2011 in Books


Traphis: A Wizard’s Tale (eBook Cover)

Here is a first look at the official book cover for the upcoming fantasy story, Traphis: A Wizard’s Tale by, James D. Maxon.


You may notice that the font size for the author name is fairly large. This allows for easier viewing as a thumbnail image.


A Wizard’s Tale is slated for release as an e-book on the kindle and nook software (early 2011). Paperback version will be available later in the year, which may have a slightly different version of the cover.


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Posted by on January 4, 2011 in Books


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A Far Off Place – poem, by James D. Maxon

A quiet place
A lonely place, where
Scattered dreams start to pace.
Not by air, nor by car
A winding road
It seems so far…

A far off place

I turned left or was it right?
A twisting path into the night.
I stumbled here and I stumbled there
I cannot find it anywhere…

A far off place

A dim light shown
The road not willing.
An easy way out
Seemed fulfilling…

A far off place

Greed and envy
Lust and hate.
The path long gone
Is it too late?…

A far off place

A stream of blood
A trail to follow.
One who’s righteous
Fills with sorrow…

A far off place

My knees give way
I answer the door.
Son of man enters
I fear no more…

A place called home


Posted by on October 26, 2010 in Poems


Faith as a science?

James D. MaxonI think one of the biggest mistakes Christians have made is to treat faith like a science. I’m not talking about the long exhausted debate between evolution and creation. I’m talking about the roots of science, which say that if “this” happens then “that” results; cause and effect. If I apply pressure on a door it will open. However, if you tell a person such-and-such and expect a certain result, this will not necessarily be the case. People are not objects of absolutes. We are all different in many ways.

Proverbs says, “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself.” And in the next verse, “Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.” So which is it? Is the Bible contradictory? By no means. What this is saying is that both are correct, it is the circumstances that are different.

Situations in life are not as black and white as science. They require wisdom, insight, understanding and compassion, but most of all they require the direction of the Spirit.

I believe God designed it this way deliberately so that man cannot boast about his own cleverness or behave as if he is the one who is in control. As Simon the Sorcerer nearly found out the hard way, mankind cannot force the Spirit to do their personal bidding. It is more than an insult to the being that created all things.

Christians who apply the teachings of Christ as a science–one which applies to all mankind and at all times–are misunderstanding the purpose behind the cause, and perhaps to an ever greater degree, the effect.

Unlike Christ we do not have the ability to look into each person’s heart. He was able to meet everyone where they were at, and tell them what they needed to hear. Be careful about repeating His words to someone they were not meant for, and without truly understanding the circumstances, as you can end up doing more harm than good.

We are to blame for coming across as judgmental and hypritical when we demand the world to live up to our misguided expectations. So often we act as if all is perfect on the outside, when the truth is that we are all struggling through issues of our own. We have become so known for what we are against that we have destroyed any chance of sharing what we are for. People just want something real and are sick of all the lies. When they see Christians they often see another lie, but we are robbing them of something more real and tangible than anything they could ever experience.

Faith is not a science that always behaves and performs how you think it should. Rather than throw a book in the face of your brother or sister, take the time to get to know him or her. If we actually start listening to people’s hearts, really listening, then maybe, just maybe we can reach them in a way that really matters.


Posted by on June 19, 2009 in Biblical Topics


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On Facebook

As you can see, I have not spent a lot of time updating this blog. I want to notify everyone that my updates can be viewed on Facebook at this location: .

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Posted by on February 20, 2009 in Uncategorized


Published Book

It is my pleasure to announce my first published Book, The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again. 

A nameless cat lives in a town of dry, unhappy people devoid of moisture, joy and creativity. How did the townspeople get this way? Who stole the moisture? And how can one crafty cat return moisture –and life — to his town? “The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again” tells the tale of how a feline hero discovers these answers. On his journey he overcomes obstacles with wit and determination, finds new friends in unexpected places and learns the simple joy — and transcendent power — of helping others.

It can be purchased from Amazon or you can read it for free on my Web site here: . If you chose to read the free version, I just ask that you write a review at Amazon: .

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Posted by on January 16, 2009 in Books

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