When Jonathan isn’t speaking, he’s writing.
The listing below provides an overview of Jonathan’s books and can be purchased on this website or by calling 1-210-248-4687.
Some were full of sin. Some were full of shame and had given up hope. Some were powerless in a world of unjust men, but all had one experience in common – after they met Jesus, they were never the same.
Jonathan Williams digs deep into the history and culture of the times in which these women and Jesus lived. All will be surprised, some may be upset, but no one can be the same after reading these stories imaginatively retold with faithfulness to the Word of God.
“This book drew on my heart strings like no other. Jesus’ compassion for women is just as stunning today as it was 2000 years ago.” —JUDI NOBLE, Executive Director, Eagle’s Wings
“I highly recommend this book that not only gives you insight into the heart of Jesus but also a vital recognition of the dignity and elevation Jesus offers to women.”—KARLA DOWNING, M.A., MFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Founder of ChangeMyRelationship.com
“It is an honor to recommend this book to men and women alike. You will find yourself understanding and relating to characters that lived 2000 years ago like never before and opening your heart more deeply to a loving God.”—SUSAN MILLIGAN co-founder of Lock and Key Ministries and co-author of Moving Him In: 12 Tangible Keys to Preparing a Place for Christ.
OUR GREATEST BATTLE TODAY is not with terrorism, too much government, or secularism—it’s our battle with sin. For centuries, scholars and students of the Word have grappled with Romans 6:1-14 and its key phrases that speak to this battle—
Dead to Sin — Old Man — Body of Sin
Slaves to Sin — Freed from Sin
What do these mean and what do they have to do with the battle with sin? In Dead Men Rising, Jonathan Williams provides an in-depth analysis of these phrases for Christian leaders searching for a biblical basis for holy living and practical help for the growing believer serious about obeying God’s Word. This book will clear up centuries-long confusion in this important text.
“This excellent exposition of Romans 6 is probably the best I’ve read. The research is obvious and the conclusions worth serious consideration.” —HERSCHEL MARTINADALE, veteran pastor and former director of European missions for Great Commission Churches
“Very seldom does something new come along that better matches the whole of Scripture and influences me to change my perspective. As a counselor and pastor, Dead Men Rising will help those I minister to in their journey to Christlikeness.” —GREG VAN NADA, National Campus Director, Collegiate Churches
“Avoiding common doubletalk with an interpretation true to life and scripture. This book will help the church become mature, fully human, and fully alive like Christ.” —J.R. Woodward, co-founder of Kairos LA & Ecclesia Network
The perfect companion to Jonathan’s groundbreaking book Dead Men Rising. This study guide walks you through the intricate nuances of this often misunderstood passage in Romans. Christian leaders searching for a biblical basis for holy living and practical help for the growing believer serious about obeying God’s Word. This book and study guide will clear up centuries-long confusion in this important text.
Like a majestic peak, Romans 9 stands before the explorer of biblical truth. Its beauty beckons us, but its slopes present many dangers for the unfamiliar traveler. Long a proof text passage for the Calvinist/Arminian debate, could it be that Romans 9 was really about something else? What was Paul’s aim in Romans 9? What was the story he was telling his generation?
“Great reading and writing! Jonathan Williams has an amazing, easy style in addressing complicated matters. He is meticulously clear, even if he has taken away my ammunition to prove the sovereignty of God to my Arminian friends in Romans 9! This is well written and researched: a must-read for anyone serious about understanding Paul’s letter to the Romans and for those who are interested to know how Israel fits into God’s story.” —The Venerable Canon Chuck Collins, Rector, Trinity Anglican Church, San Antonio
Most people have heard of the prodigal son, but who was the prodigal father? In this retelling of Jesus’ timeless tale, Jonathan Williams reveals who the true prodigal in the story is, explains why forgiveness can be such a hard gift to give, and how you can experience forgiveness in all its dimensions. The rich cultural and historical insights from the first century make the story come alive for readers today.
“I read your book last night. It was very timely reading for me. It’s the same message I’ve tried to ignore for years – and my God has continued to be patient with me. I wanted you to know that I finally forgave from my heart the wrongdoing that was done to me so many years ago, and the events that both haunted and shaped who I am today. Your words were so simple and clear; yes, the message finally reached me.” – a reader in Texas
“I read your book and wanted you to know it is powerful, and I gave a copy to my mother right away for her to read. I know it will help her, too.” – a reader in Missouri
“Your explanation of forgiveness … has helped me. I’ve learned some surprising things about myself.” – a reader in Ohio
Do you know the ten meanings of the resurrection of Jesus? We know the resurrection of Jesus was important, but what does it mean? We know it proves He is who He claimed to be and that His work on the cross is enough to gain our forgiveness and justification, but what else does it mean?
Learn all ten meanings of the resurrection of Jesus and strengthen your life with His resurrection power that is available to change us and the whole world for His glory.