Drawing from the Living Water (Author Interview)



Drawing from the Living Water looks like a great devotional book.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Drawing from the Living Water is a wonderful book for the readings as well as the illustrations.The colors are beautiful. There are also some terrific poems to inspire the reader. You'll love it.


How long did it take you to write Drawing from the Living Water?

Several years. The content is written from the perspective of a Bible teacher and an evangelist as well. It can take a long time to become competent in teaching the Bible and sharing its contents with others.


What inspired you when writing Drawing from the Living Water?   

I believe I was inspired and guided by the indwelling Holy Spirit. In I Thessalonians 4:8 we discover that when we receive Jesus as Lord and Savior, we are also ( indwelt) given the Holy Spirit. Also found in John chapters 3 and 14. Glory to God.


What will readers get out of your book?

Those who know Jesus will be inspired and encouraged to grow closer to the Lord. They will also be drawn closer to the Living Water (Jesus). It is believed and hoped that those who have not found Jesus will surrender their lives to Him and receive eternal life with Him in heaven. They will also find Encouragement, Love, Guidance, Joy, Peace, and Blessings upon Blessings.


What motivated you to become a writer?

My students motivated me. In order to be a good teacher one must know the subject matter. The best way to become more familiar with the Bible is to write about it and teach it to others.


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Drawing from the Living Water?

Nothing challenging. It was a complete joy from cover to cover. Hallelujah and Amen!


Can you tell us a little about yourself?

James Duaine Furbee (1941), a sinner at the foot of the cross, saved by God's grace, forgiven by Jesus' blood, born-again by the Holy Spirit,and given eternal life by the resurrection of Christ Jesus. the Lord.

Jim comes from very humble beginnings. He was raised in the small town of Paden City, West Virginia, along the banks of the Ohio River. His childhood was similar to that of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Lots of adventure. He also acquired the comical nick name of "Beans."

So, after graduating from high school, Jim volunteered to serve in the US Navy. After only two and one-half years, he gained the rate of Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Petty Officer. This gave him the confidence he needed to believe in his ability to attend college, which he did after his service to our country.

Over the years, Jim graduated from San Diego State University, The University of Northern Colorado, and Sacramento State University. At these institutions, he obtained a Bachelor's Degree, three (3) Masters Degrees, and Over the years, Jim graduated from San Diego State University, The University of Northern Colorado, and Sacramento State University. At these institutions, he obtained a Bachelor's Degree, three (3) Masters Degrees, and a Doctorate, all in Education. Jim retired in 2016 as Professor Emeritus from Sierra College in Rocklin, California. The Holy Spirit blessed Beans Furbee with a strong gift and love for teaching. Even as a young boy, Jim knew that the Lord had called him to teach.

Dr. Furbee began teaching Bible classes in local churches in 1982. He was an excellent student of the Bible. He read and studied voraciously. After a number of years, Jim felt called to begin writing a "study guide" based upon his class preparations and outlines. He believed that the only way for him to truly know and teach the Bible, was to write about it verse by verse, chapter by chapter, book by book from Genesis thru Revelation. By doing this, the Lord would improve his skills, knowledge, and success as a teacher of the Bible. The publication of "Verse Upon Verse - Precept Upon Precept" Six Volumes is the result of his four decades of love, thrills, and joy of the Lord as he continues to teach the Word of God. He has found the face of Jesus on every page. Glory Hallelujah!

Recently, the Lord called Jim to a further ministry. On April 24th, 2016 he was anointed and ordained as Pastor of Men's Ministries at Calvary Chapel Roseville, California. Pastor Jim continues to teach God's Word and minister as an ambassador for Jesus Christ, Praise the Lord!


Where can readers find out more about your work? 

The book is available at Amazon.com. It is also being sold in various book stores and book outlets. Buy one, and you will be blessed!