Friday, January 24, 2020

Announcing New Book: I Learned to Swim in the Ocean

Someone said: You will never have a better friend than a friend who points you to Christ. This is the goal of Tidal Wave Books' I Learned to Swim in the Ocean by Janice Graham, just off the presses January 2020.

The labor of love has been a long time coming; Janice started writing it in 2004. Set against the author's earliest Pacific island childhood, this book is a sink-or-swim adventure toward faith in Christ on a tidal wave of trial and truth. It could be called memoir, autobiographical, inspirational, literary, but above all, it's about conversion/coming to Christ. And who doesn't like to revisit childhood? C. S. Lewis said, "I never read an autobiography in which the parts devoted to the earlier years were not far the most interesting."

It's meant to be an easy, flowy read, but not a shallow one. Janice likes to say she has some big names backing her up on the deep ideas presented in her book, as in Plato, John Locke, Dostoevsky, William James, Flannery O'Connor, and C. S. Lewis, to name just a few. And she includes conversational end notes for those who wish for more information on the classic works she cites.

For SoL readers, there are several principles you will recognize, finally gathered together in one book. For those increasingly disappointed or disillusioned by their churches, this book should bring comfort.

Please be patient while the TWB website ( is being revamped; in the meantime you can order the book by sending an email to It's $19.95. Free audio book is also in the works.

Note 2/5/2020 This book is now also available on Amazon and at Hide Away Books in American Fork, Utah.