Harry James Fox was born in the mountains of western Colorado, an area featured in his novels. He has worked as a cowboy, an intelligence officer with the US Army, and had a career in natural resource management with the Bureau of Land Management, US Department of the Interior. He served a wartime tour of duty in Vietnam, working closely with Australian forces there. His training in the biology of natural wild-lands is reflected in the imagery of his writings. In fact, the landscape of his books have been likened to a major character in its own right.
He makes his home in the deserts of southern New Mexico, but usually spends part of the year in North Carolina to be close to his grandchildren.
He enjoys horses, the outdoors, elk hunting, long walks in the desert, and story-telling. He loves the local cuisine, particularly green chiles. He likes a cup of hot tea with friends, patriotic parades and bluegrass music. He dislikes chocolate, long speeches, and the need to wear reading glasses.
The Stonegate Sword
A wonderfully told story of character, faith, and military action set in the future…which seems like the past! Harry James Fox scores with a unique story that blends the past with an apocalyptic future to produce an adventure of character, faith, and military action. Donald of Fisher appears to be the least likely of heroes. More accustomed to reading and having never picked up a weapon, Don’s life is quickly thrown forward when he becomes a sword-wielding fighter. He shows great natural ability as a warrior, proving himself in his first battle. However, events take a turn for the worse when a tragic mishap occurs, resulting in the kidnapping of Don’s beloved Rachel at the hands of the dark forces, the Prophet and his evil Raiders. Still, rescuing Rachel is only the beginning of Don’s dealings with the Prophet’s followers: as a classic war of good versus evil ensues.
BRONZE MEDAL winner in the 2016 Global Ebook Awards in the Fiction - Fantasy/Alternate History category. Winner of the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Summer, 2016 "Best Book in the Category of CHRISTIAN FANTASY." Award-Winning Finalist in the "Fiction: Religious" category of the 2015 International Book Awards
The False Prophet
This is the sequel to the award-winning Christian fantasy novel, The Stonegate Sword. All the major characters return, Donald, Rachel, Carla, and Philip. But the novel stands on its own, and it is not necessary to have read the first book in the series.
The world of the future looks like the medieval past as the rugged Rocky Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico now have walled cities and firearms are only a distantly-remembered past. Or are they? The False Prophet is on the path of conquest and he has rediscovered the art of making cannons strong enough to destroy the strongest walls. One target of his hate is a lore-man named Donald of Fisher, who has been forced to lay down his pen and pick up a sword.
Faced with a mighty army marching east, Donald must rally the scattered defenders to resist the False Prophet and his plan to enslave the last outposts of freedom. To do so, he must overcome his own struggles of faith, demons of self-doubt, bands of assassins, and a traitor within his own camp. Can he succeed, against all odds, and still win the hand of the woman that he loves?
Stonegate remains the key, and Donald returns to that great walled city and his beloved Rachel just as the hosts of enemy are also closing in. Part adventure, part love story, this epic saga covers the vast panorama of New Mexico deserts and Colorado Rockies in a possible future that looks very much like the medieval past. But duty, love, courage, and honor remain and are even more important than ever
A Fire in the West
Young Adult, Christian Fantasy, Dystopian
From author Harry James Fox, and co-author, Lucia Mudgway, comes an epic Christian fantasy, third in the Stonegate saga. In this gripping finale, Donald of Fisher and Rachel of Westerly as well as Carla and other favorite characters return to face another attempt by the evil False Prophet to overwhelm the free towns of the East. However, this tale centers around Donald and Rachel's son, Robby, as he confronts all of his demons, his forbidden love for Ari, his cousin, and his conflicts with his father, Donald. Ari, Carla's daughter, also finds herself in the heat of battle and is tested as she had never imagined. Family secrets emerge amid the threat of war, but courage, duty, and love become more important than ever.
Will the False Prophet finally succeed in stamping out freedom, or will good finally triumph over evil? Will Robby find redemption for his decisions, and will the shocking truth about his past set him free to be with Ari?
This is the sequel to the award-winning Christian fantasy novels, The Stonegate Sword and The False Prophet. All the major characters return, Donald, Rachel, Carla, and Philip. But the novel stands on its own, and it is not necessary to have read the first book in the series.
CrossCurrents: Making Sense of the Christian Life
Church leaders today, whether in full-time ministry or not, realize that Christians face a culture war involving every aspect of society. People of faith are becoming increasingly marginalized. Part of the problem is the pace of change caused by the flood of information now available through various media, including the Internet. How do we find the time to keep abreast of these issues? Where can we find a summary of the challenges, a clear analysis of the erroneous teachings, and a roadmap toward a consistently Christian worldview?
CrossCurrents -- Making Sense of the Christian Life gives a fearless critique of modern errors, showing how a diminished view of God is the inevitable result. Issues are pinpointed in clear and easy-to-understand language, so as to equip thoughtful Christians with the tools they need to confront error and to equip others. Beginning with simple difficulties, the book fearlessly scales the heights, considering topics like open theism, Molinism, and the age-old tension between Arminian and Calvinist theology. The book concludes with a ground-breaking discussion that clarifies critical issues concerning salvation -- issues that have long divided the people of God.