Author page: amazon.com/author/dougspurling

Seven Letters From Jesus

You check your mail, just like any other day, but one day, a letter from God shows up.

He says, “I know you…”

You can’t believe it.

He shows you, how much He knows you, loves you, by telling you things, only He could know.

Seven more times, you open seven more letters…from Him.

They start off with encouragement, then they get personal. Intimate.

About the time you’re feeling totally exposed—skeletons and all— He shows you a way out.

Tells you what to do, how to overcome, and how He will reward you, if you do.

That’s what it's like reading the seven letters from Jesus.

Without mincing words or wasting one jot, or tittle, Jesus reveals the Truth, from before the beginning, to after the end.

All throughout, He weaves us in.

John prays, Jesus appears, John faints, Jesus wakes him, and tells him, to get up and write.

He does.

We still have what was written. It’s more relevant, current, and True, than today’s news.

That’s a miracle.

Stately structures of Rome, and majestic wonders of pagan temples, loomed large, the day the letters were delivered. Today, they’re a pile of ruins, a trap for tourists.

However, the seven letters, written by an old man, from a prison camp, on an island, still stand; stronger, taller, and more powerful, than the day they were written.

Straight out of the gate we’re told, blessed are those who read, hear, and obey, the words of this prophecy (Revelation 1:3).

Revelation is prophecy. Not allegory, or story, but…HIS-tory, told in advance.

Lately, the bell has tolled all over the globe; news reports ring, like global obituaries. Birth pains —not Braxton Hicks. They’ll come faster and faster, become more and more intense.

Our job is to breathe, the Word of God.

We’ve been given the Script; not to scare us, but prepare us; to be, overcomers.

Please know, it’s by Divine orchestration and timing, that today, we read these letters, and watch them play out before our very eyes.

Today, if you hear His Voice, harden not your heart. Hebrews 3:15.

Let’s pray:

Lord, we love You.
Thank You for Your Word, that’s forever settled in heaven.
Help us discern the times, honor You, walk in fearless love, and occupy, ‘til You come or call us Home.
Come quickly, Lord Jesus.
Find us loving You, and ready.


He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.


The Voice 

More than just a book, it's a message. About the strength of family, the power of prayer and the battles that rage against them.

A silent prayer from a little boy..."Please make mommy & daddy stop fighting." Moments later, they did, forever.

A heart's longing from an old sailor...He looked toward the sky, "Dear God, maybe it's not too late." The lines blurred, he thought he heard the sound of children—calling him Papa.

A Divine connection for a wounded warrior...Could anyone see past the scars and love a soldier, twice burned—once in the flesh, and once in the heart?

All they ever wanted was a big, noisy, messy, happy family. Was that too much to ask?

God is near the broken hearted and puts the lonely in families.

What folks are saying about The Voice: 

Doug i enjoyed your book sooo much. 
I spent two days enveloped in the spirit of your story. I cried and I laughed.  Your picture words put me right in that delightful sea setting. Loved mention of Mankato.

All in all I loved your book. I have read 33 books this summer. I have to say yours was the best. Thank you for writing such an inspiring book. In fact, I stopped and prayed on several pages when the content spoke to me. In other words I heard,
  The Voice.

Sharry... Blessings  

"If you believe in the power of prayer, you will love this book. I was hooked on the first page. The characters were so real and genuine. The book is a refreshing change from the ordinary. The battle waging between good and evil comes to life in this story."

Author of the trilogy, Jesus My Son, Mary's Journal, by Mary Bailey, Kentucky

A great read
"The Voice is a delightful story of love, dogged faith in a God who does not always answer in the way we expect, and of the power of prayer.

Set among sailing boats and the sea, the characters are so well portrayed that I grew truly fond of them and found myself drawn into the story, rooting for them in their difficult circumstances and rejoicing at their victories.

There are some great lessons within the pages, of the benefit of dogged perseverance, of praying in every situation and of the way God is in control in spite of appearances, at times.

There is also a glimpse into the invisible world where the spiritual battle takes place and the effect of faith and prayer in that arena.

All in all a great read which will leave you enriched by the experience."

Author of, God in the ICU, Dave Walker, South Africa

a book to share !
"I literally just finished the last page of this book. I had to keep reading, I couldn't put it down I NEEDED to know what happened next. This book is full of love, tears, sadness joy and adventure. Most importantly God. This book was so inspirational, and kept me guessing and going, I could really play the characters in my mind too. Awesome!"
Sadie Tyson, Florida

Five Stars
"Amazing and inspirational!!! Can't wait for the opportunity to read more of your glorious writings."  Tanya Rasche, Minnesota

One of the best books I've ever read and I've read a lot ...
"One of the best books I've ever read and I've read a lot of books. Write us another one Doug. We will love it too."  Brenda Norwalk, Florida


What do you get when you mix a soldier, a fisherman, and a little bit of taxidermist?

A Divine encounter, that's what.

Yeah, it surprised me too.

What you’re about to read was spoken before written.

It’s the simple story of a soldier, and a fisherman. I figured we’d talk about it once, and then move on to something new.

But something happened.

As I prayed, studied and meditated, I felt myself walking in their sandals. I fell inside their heads, and hearts.

Without compromising the integrity of scripture, I felt what they were feeling, thought what they were thinking.

Three weeks later we were still talking about it.

The storyline mirrors Acts chapter ten. The details are factually sound. However, some of the thoughts and feelings of the soldier and fisherman are some of the thoughts and feelings of this author.

We won’t know for sure, this side of heaven, but I believe what you’re about to read, may very well be an eye-opening, heart melting, description of what was going on inside the characters of our story.

I pray you're as blessed reading it as we have been experiencing it.

One more thing. In the e-book edition the hyperlinks throughout the story opens three Bible translations at once. The Acts 10 Outline at the end does the same, and you're welcome to use it. It's guaranteed to preach; just ask a Soldier and a Fisherman.

Silent Knight

Mighty warrior?  

Ordinary would be more like it. That's how he lived. That's how he retired, and that's how planned to die. Ordinary.

It rubbed him the wrong way if he thought about it, but for the most part, he'd surrendered to it. 

His youthful dreams were just that—dreams. He was never meant to do anything great. Once he tried, to pursue his purpose, to make a difference, all it did was put him in a spiritual battle; that cost him his wife, and precious time with his kids. 

He'd not do that again. No way. He was just average-Joe-ordinary, and that's how he planned to stay. 

Except for one thing... 

The Voice, that woke him in the night, or arrested him by day. He knew that Voice.

But doesn't that happen to everyone? Just like back in the Garden, when God walked and talked with Adam and Eve. God doesn't change. He still does that. It doesn’t mean anything. It’s just normal. Right?

Burt's ordinary life was only a breath away, from extraordinary—yours is too.



Grieving Grace

Grieving Grace was penned with pain. The words bled straight from heart to page.

Death's constant companion is grief.  Its home looks a lot like an endless tunnel. But it's no place to call home—just a place to travel through. 

There is an exit to grief's long, dark, tunnel, and you can find it.

These words, although sown in sorrow, provided, comfort and hope, for us, as we traveled for through the dark days of grief.

Our prayer, is that they will help you, too.

  • How do you say good-bye?
  • How do you tell her she's dying?
  • What do kids know about going?
  • What common symptoms accompany dying?
  • What happens in the final weeks, days and hours?


A training manual about the career that afforded me the time and means to pursue my passion. Ironically, it became a best seller in the insurance world.  

Adjuster's Life 

Best Sellers list at Amazon in four categories!

Thank you!



If I heard it once, I heard it a thousand times. “How do I get a job like yours?” 

This book is that answer. But not only how to get the job, but how to keep it, enjoy it, and make a good living at it.

This is written with raw, sweaty, years, of one-on-one training. After years of personal training, we realized more folks wanted training, than my wife and I could fit in our F250.

Somewhere along the line I heard, “You oughta write a book.”

And so, here you are.

To keep it simple this book reads like a novel. I start at the beginning—like you just jumped in the truck—and we ride through a storm from resume to payday.

So are you ready to start living the Adjuster's Life?

The # 1 Best Selling Insurance Adjuster Training is at your fingertips. 

* No need to spend time and hundreds of dollars with training and travel.

* Everything you need to know from resume to payday.

* No sales gimmick or hook.

* Simple words penned with sweat from years of adjusting and one on one training.


Adjuster's Life comes not only with words and examples, but a promise, to personally assist you for *FREE * as you build your adjusting career.

The Adjuster's Life thrives in any economy, you can too. Are you ready to see what it's like to ride through a storm, as an adjuster?

What're you waiting for?

Jump in--let's roll.



I Told You So

Just as the Old Testament points to the New, telling of what was to come. The New points to the Old, saying, see, it happened just as it was said.

Makes me wonder why the Holy Spirit didn’t name the New Testament: See, I Told You So.

Matthew tells the wonderful story, as it was revealed, long before the very first Christmas.

          Why was it necessary for Jesus to be born of a virgin?

          What can America learn by Mary & Joseph’s trip to Egypt?

·           Why was Herod so heartless?

·           Were the wisemen foolish?

·            Did the star lead to Bethlehem, or somewhere else?

·         What is meant by, “He shall be called a Nazarene”



Conspiracy Theory...or not

It is good for you to read this, alas, it may cost my life.

If I perish…I perish.

The journal held secrets it needed to tell

Why did they show me? I do not know.

At first, I did not believe it was true.


Now I do.

So will you.

Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it; whoever loses his life, will preserve it. ~ Jesus

This short story is about an old, worn, leather bound journal, given by a stranger.

It’s about a man who lost his wife and children, yet prayed for them the rest of his life.

It’s about a conspiracy that affects us all.

It’s about spiritual warfare.

Although, this lands on the fiction shelf, many events and dates are historically accurate, the storyline plausible.

The golden thread that weaves the plot together comes from a belief in the strength of family, the power of prayer and the battles that rage against them…in that the story is True. 

WARNING: this short story is NOT politically correct.