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James C. Magruder

"The Reflective Writer"


I’m referred to as “The Reflective Writer,” because I strive to write thematic essays and contemporary Christian fiction to encourage you to reflect on the most meaningful moments in life—before they slip by.

My logo, a lighthouse, symbolizes the essence of my writing--shedding light--to help you “see”—and feel—the things that matter most. And here you can learn more about my NEW book, The Desert Between Us, a “love-after-loss, victory-over-grief” novel endorsed by Richard Paul Evans, #1 New York Times bestselling author. 

Under the NONFICTION tab you can view my essays featured in several Chicken Soup for the Soul books. 

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