The inspiration for Terminus actually came from ideas floating around my head over the years, having read C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, and Max Lucado’s Fearless. The concept of a spiritual dimension in which angels and demons operate has always fascinated me, but where it really hits home is where that dimension intersects and interacts with the physical dimension in which we humans live.
Screwtape shows us how a great deal of what we struggle with is simply distraction—smoke and mirrors, so to speak—not necessarily the horrific manifestations that you find in The Exorcist. One of the most effective weapons demons use is to make a human believe they don’t exist.
In Fearless we are encouraged to imagine a life free of the fear of death. One of its chapters deals with living free of the fear of death. Everyone fears death to some degree, but the key to living a life unafraid, and facing death without trepidation is having an eternal hope. Eternity is a concept about which I frequently write. Perhaps all the loss I’ve experienced over the past decade prompted me to think, study, and pray deeply about the subject.
In any case, as I began to conceive the story of TERMINUS, I felt it not important not only to write a thriller filled with action, high-stakes, and a romance, but to express some perspectives on the subject of spiritual warfare, angels, demons, heaven, and eternity in metaphorical terms as well.
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#1 bestselling author Joshua Graham’s award-winning novel DARKROOM hit 3 bestseller lists on Amazon the night of its release.
CBS News described DARKROOM as a book with “action, political intrigue and well-rounded characters…a novel that thriller fans will devour.”
Many of Graham’s readers blame him for sleepless nights, arriving to work late, neglected dishes and family members, and not allowing them to put the book down.
Suspense Magazine listed BEYOND JUSTICE in its BEST OF 2010, alongside titles by Scott Turrow, Ted Dekker, Steven James and Brad Thor.
His short story THE DOOR’S OPEN won the HarperCollins Authonomy Competition (Christmas 2010.)
Publishers Weekly described BEYOND JUSTICE as: “A riveting legal thriller…breaking new ground with a vengeance…demonically entertaining and surprisingly inspiring.”
Joshua Graham grew up in Brooklyn, NY where he lived for the better part of 30 years. He holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree and went on to earn his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. During his time in Maryland, he taught as a professor at Shepherd College (WV), Western Maryland College, and Columbia Union College (MD).
Today he lives with his beautiful wife and children in Southern California. Several of Graham’s short fiction works have been published by Pocket Books and Dawn Treader Press.
Writing under the pen name Ian Alexander, Graham debuted with his first Epic Fantasy novel ONCE WE WERE KINGS, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in multiple categories and Award-Winning Finalist in the SciFi/Fantasy category of The USA “Best Books 2011″ Awards, as well as an Award-Winning Finalist in the Young Adult Fiction category of The USA “Best Books 2011″ Awards, and an Award Winner in the 2011 Forward National Literature Awards in the Teen/Young Adult category. ONCE WE WERE KINGS is available in ebook and hardcover editions.
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Joshua’s latest book is the paranormal suspense novel, Terminus.
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