Author James C. Magruder
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James C Magruder author

James C. Magruder

"The Reflective Writer"

WELCOME. I've been referred to as “The Reflective Writer,” because I strive to write insightful essays and contemporary Christian fiction that encourages you to pause more and rush less so you can reflect on the most meaningful moments in life—before they slip by.

My logo, the lighthouse, reflects the essence of my writing--shedding light, if only a single shaft of light, to help you focus on the things that matter most. Here you can learn more about my novel, The Glimpse, why I wrote it, upcoming projects, and you can view my essays published in several Chicken Soup for the Soul books. 

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The Glimpse

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Karen's Car Accident and in Hospital

When There is No Miracle

You’re not supposed to think about these things on your wedding day—especially during the ceremony. But the thought flittered through ...
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Who is Standing Behind You?

HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope you enjoyed the holiday, time with your family, and time to rest. I have enjoyed ...
A Christmas Memory

Minor Characters, Major Roles

I just finished reading Richard Paul Evans’ latest Christmas book, A Christmas Memory . It is the twenty-fifth book I ...