About J. A. Bouma

BestSelling Author

My Story

J. A. Bouma is an emerging author of vintage faith fiction. As a former congressional staffer and pastor and bestselling author of over thirty religious fiction and nonfiction books, he blends a love for ideas and adventure, exploration and discovery, thrill and thought. With graduate degrees in Bible and theology, he writes within the tension of faith and doubt, spirituality and theology, Church and culture, belief and practice, modern and vintage forms of Church, and the gritty drama that is our collective pilgrim story.

He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife, son, and daughter, and their rambunctious boxer-pug-terrier Zoe.

Vintage Faith Fiction That Thrills

J. A. Bouma is first and foremost an entertainer, spinning propulsive stories that take readers on an action-packed adventure, delighting and thrilling along the way.

However, these stories are meant to offer a dose of inspiration and information for the journey of faith. They’re definitely not sermons, but you’ll gain a few insights on your adventure!

  • Entertainment 80%
  • Inspiration 10%
  • Information 10%

Best Sellers

Holy Shroud

An ancient threat. A sacred relic. A belief that hangs in the balance

A Reimagined Faith

What do you do when the faith you grew up with no longer makes sense?

Apostacy Rising

The year is 2310. The Church is in crisis. The only hope for the future is retrieving the past.


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Published Books

Happy Readers

Best Sellers



The author pulls no punches as he takes on hypocrisy in all its forms, whether it’s coming from sharp-tongued hyper-fundamentalists or smooth-talking progressive prophets.

– Sherman, Amazon Reader