Author: J.H. Carpenter Barnes, Ph.D.







J. H. Carpenter Barnes is a Christian American author and public speaker. He writes supernatural fiction thrillers and non-fiction books on scriptural based personal development.  His novel Between the Ticks of the Clock received nomination for Outstanding Fiction by the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago, and it received a Literary Titan Book Award. He has completed a non-fiction work entitled ‘I Imagine’. It contains 12 principles for creating vision and achieving goals. Practices he’s used in his personal and business life over the past 10 years. He and his wife Wendy co-host JW/FUZION a radio program focused on personal development. The shows airs on the Artist First Radio Network.


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My Journey

Born in the city of Chicago, he attended DePaul University where, as a pre-med student, he studied biology with a minor in Philosophy & Religion. After being born again in 1982 he completed undergraduate studies at LOGOS Bible College in Florida. He received his Doctor of Philosophy & Religious Studies at W.W.I. Bible School and Seminary in Indiana.

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My Development

He has served in his local church as well as itinerant ministry to churches and social organizations around Chicago, and cities in the mid-west. His public speaking platform is built upon his mission and passion which is:

Inspiring growth beyond limited thinking and mediocrity.


What about the Supernatural Fiction Thrillers? 

When asked what inspires you to write Supernatural Fiction Thrillers he responds:

I allow faith, imagination and my understanding of biblical history to create stories which showcase our limitless God who is the creator of all things.

The books I've been inspired to write travel into thrilling situations where the hand of God is evident and never boring. The story lines also share keys to living an extraordinary life. It’s exciting traversing the interaction between the physical and spiritual worlds, you never know where you’re going to wind up... across town, or into another dimension.



The purpose of this site is two fold. One is to promote the joy and to share the benefits of reading. Books can open our minds to one thousand new worlds and cultures, places we possibly will never visit in person. And two, to share spiritual growth principles in our weekly blog posts. These are teachings gleaned from my soon to be released book, I Imagine. Here is a first look at the cover.

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