When he's not telling stories, he's writing stories
and the life-changing truths we learn from them.
The Women Jesus Loved
Some were full of failure and shame. Others had lost hope. Some were grieving or troubled by life's tragedies, but all had one experience in common - after they met Jesus, they were not the same.
They were the women Jesus loved.
"The Women Jesus Loved drew on my heartstrings like no other." - Judi Noble, Executive Director, Eagles' Wings
Changing the Stories of the World
The Gospel as the Superior Story in a World Full of Fiction
What is the Gospel? Do we really need to ask this question? Wasn’t that settled 2000 years ago or at the Reformation? Well, yes, but new developments in the world change us and all of the changes are not good. Is it possible that large segments of the Church have forgotten the context or the Storyline in which the Gospel was presented causing us to truncate and weaken our presentation of the most powerful message in the world?
"Very nicely done! A solid and needed presentation!" - Dr. Darrell L. Bock - Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary
The Prodigal Son & His Prodigal Father
Most people have heard of the prodigal son, but who was the prodigal father?
In this retelling of Jesus’ timeless tale, Jonathan Williams reveals who the true prodigal in the story is, explains why forgiveness can be such a hard gift to give, and how you can experience forgiveness in all its dimensions. The rich cultural and historical insights from the first century make the story come alive for readers today.
"I read your book last night and wanted you to know it is powerful! I gave a copy to my mother right away to read."
Romans 9 and the Story Paul was Telling
Like a majestic peak, Romans 9 stands before the explorer of biblical truth. Its beauty beckons us, but its slopes present many dangers for the unfamiliar traveler. Long a proof text passage for the Calvinist/Arminian debate, could it be that Romans 9 was really about something else? What was Paul’s aim in Romans 9? What was the story he was telling his generation?
Great reading and writing! Jonathan Williams has an amazing, easy style in addressing complicated matters. This is well written and researched: a must-read for anyone serious about understanding Paul's letter to the Romans.—The Venerable
Canon Chuck Collins, Rector, Trinity Anglican Church, San Antonio and author of Cranmer’s Church and Anglicans in America
Dead Men Rising
The Death of Sin | The Rise of Grace
Our greatest battle is not with terrorism, too much government, or secularism - it's our battle with sin. For centuries, scholars and students of the Word have grappled with Romans 6:1-14 and its key phrases that speak to this battle -
Dead to Sin ... Old Man...Body of Sin ... Slaves to Sin ... Freed from Sin.
Jonathan Williams provides an in-depth analysis of these phrases for the Christian leader searching for a biblical basis for holy living and practical help for the growing believer serious about obeying God's Word.
"This explanation of Romans 6:1-14 is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand what it means to be dead to sin and alive to God." John Hopler, National Director, Great Commission Churches