in prose, poetry and painting © 2014
There will be blood and some will burn!
“The work of Larry James brings out the reality of the Biblical narrative in striking colours and is thus a stirring invitation to the viewers to have their own personal narratives joined to the life brought to us by Jesus Christ!” LT [Lawrence Theodore Jeyachandran], Executive Director, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (Asia-Pacific) April 2003-September 2012.
“Larry has utilized his artistic talent in a very distinctive way to present an often difficult and yet interesting angle towards eschatology. Readers will find his work engaging and his presentation unique through the use of his own personal art works.” Rev Mark Poh, Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Assembly of God (Singapore) 2012.
Why this? While interacting with the online Judeo-Christian community for some recent months, I was quickened in the spirit to the reality of man’s depravity and moral decay. With this stark truth came the dire need to inform the uninformed, the concerned and the careless of what is and what is to come in the twinkling of an eye–the apocalyptic age. There will be blood and some will burn!
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” Matthew (NJKV) 24:36-39
Glory to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, thanking Him for inspiring and sanctifying the work
And for the scholarly work of the saints who labored to disciple men in sound doctrine
This book is especially dedicated to my late father Jacob James
To those who have walked the extra mile with this eccentric – thank you
Lastly, thank You, Holy Spirit, without whom there would not be this synergy.
For in the call to pen and illustrate, we have walked further yet nearer to the gallows of public humiliation.
Perhaps some may discern the indelible marks where the Lord has drawn near and is ever-present.
About the writer: L.S James, the youngest son of Jacob James, is the author-illustrator of Abraham’s Journey to Christ (2005). The work is an illustrated narrative of Biblical, extra-Biblical and secular history from Creation to the birth of modern Israel in 1948. The theme is simple: Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration. This evolution of the biblical Faith conveyed by GOD’s chosen people runs a fine thread through the Old Testament, Intertestamental Period, the New Testament and continues through with the Byzantine, Medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Modern & post-Modern Age. This historical approach thus registers GOD as Creator & orchestrator since the Beginning, the Present & the Future. The writing is accompanied by 143 original oil paintings scanned into print (ISBN 9813056835 Hardcover, 224pp @ $50.00). The forward was penned by Rev. Alfred Ang, Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Assembly of God and another by Rev Dr Quek Swee Hwa, Dean of Biblical Graduate School of Theology (BGST) and Senior Pastor of Zion Bible-Presbyterian Church (Bishan).