Dr. James Stone is the founder and President of Christian Ministries, Inc., a ministry for personal, family, and church growth. He travels extensively across America and several foreign countries sharing his experiences with Jesus.
His over 50 year career in ministry has included individual counseling, family counseling, pastor of several churches, Bible college and seminary professorships, leader of revivals, Christian grow seminars, and church growth specialist.
He has written over twenty books with some of his latest titles being “The Grace of God” (1990), “Journey to Jesus: Vol. 1, Quest for Life” (2000), “Journey to Jesus: Vol. 2, Conquered by Jesus” (2002). “Journey to Jesus: Vol 3, Connections of Life” ( 2004), “Journey to Jesus: Vol 4, Mysteries of Baptism” (2006), “Journey to Jesus: Vol. 5, “Set the Spirit Free” (2008), “Forty Days to Inner Spiritual Strength: Meditations in the Grace of God” (2010), and “The Story of Job: Every Man’s Path to Paradise (2014).
He, also, holds four post-graduate degrees (Doctor of Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary, with additional graduate work at Tulsa University, College of William and Mary, Union Theological Seminary, and the Church of God School of Theology).
With thirty-six years in Christian academics and leadership roles, Dr. Stone has spent most of his life in the study of Christianity. However, he states that what is contained in this website and his recent books, “Journey to Jesus,” “Forty Days to Inner Spiritual Strength,” and “The Story of Job: Every Man’s Path to Paradise” did not come out of books or study.
The life-changing principles of grace were, in his words, “birthed in his heart” as he encountered Jesus in every day living. Amazingly, in the past few years the Lord moved him from the world of academia and leadership roles to a small network of home meetings in the United States, Canada and Curaçao. He encountered Jesus through these connections and life circumstances. He discovered Jesus is the answer to life’s problems in a very personal way.
As he shared the writings of the New Testament with others, the revelation of Jesus Christ became more and more clear to him. Jesus came into focus not as the object of his worship, his devotion, or his piety but rather as the heart-beat and breath of life itself. Dr. Stone has come to realize that Jesus Christ is the inherent fiber of all existence: “for of him, and through him, and to him, are all things.”
A Personal Note from James
In all of my articles, audio tapes, videos and books, I share the simple truth that Jesus is breaking through to me at the moment. In that sharing, I pray that in some way God can break through to those who hear the same truth. I know that if He does . . . it will not be because I have taught anyone anything.
What “I” teach will have absolutely no lasting value to you. It cannot produce the life that you so desperately crave. Only by hearing Jesus yourself can you experience the life you desire. Truth comes only to those who hear Jesus themselves.
It has become very simple for me. Every man must hear Jesus and be taught by Jesus if he wants to learn of Jesus. Perhaps, Paul said it as well as it can be said:
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counselor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. (Rom. 11:33-36)
The revelation of Jesus Christ comes 100% from Jesus revealing Himself to you.
All I can do is share what Jesus is revealing in my life. As I share, my heart’s desire and prayer for you is that you, too, can hear Jesus in what is being shared.
Dr. James Stone