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Hi! I’m Bruce Leiter the Writer, retired English teacher, sales manager, outside editor, and pastor. Now, God has made me a published author in both nonfiction and fiction, since traditional publishers have accepted my books of both kinds. All my books are parts of the spiritual journey that Christians can follow to know God better. My purpose is to provide them with self-care by growing their faith in God. 

The following books (pictured above with links to more information and then to sources where you can obtain them) describe my two nonfiction books, four novels, and six nonfictional, devotional Bible studies that try to help you grow to know God better. All books have a generous amount of humor. Check back often for additions. 

Two Nonfictional Books

What God Has Done: My True, Dramatic God-Biography

From womb but not to tomb yet: Come along with me on my amazing life’s ride through the ups and downs of unbelief, belief, tragedies, triumphs, and fifty-six years of married life. 


Learn how God helped me control my stress, experience inner peace, overcome major depression, decrease my anger and anxiety, and be an eternal blessing to people as a pastor.  

News Tries To Control You: Be Equipped To Evaluate It

During one week of the politically-heated 2020 presidential campaign, I felt that I should write a book applying the list of eleven kinds of media bias from allsides.com to the main news sources’ presentations of political news.


Discover and learn to sort out media bias from the news in your news sources to be able to get the news and avoid the bias. As a result, you can decide for yourself what you think of the news instead of being influenced by the bias of analysts and reporters. 

Four Fictional Books, including a Mystery Trilogy

Doubtbusters! God Is My Shrink!

This unusual novel, my first book, has the real, nonfictional me befriending two fictional, thirty-something skeptics, Joe Smith and Holly Holmes.

Go with us on an adventure during which we meet in a local indoor pool’s hot tub, share our ideas and lives, experience the ups and downs of growing friendship, and have lasting results.

Divided Together 2084 (Volume 1, “Farhan Trilogy”)

In an A.D. 2084, fictional Muslim land, criminologists Farhan, a Christian, and Akilah, a Muslim, team up to fight serial killers and other violent criminals, while discussing their differing beliefs during their brainstorming sessions.

Strengthen your faith while enjoying the suspense of criminal cases. Each novel stands on its own.

Divided Together 2094 (Volume 2, “Farhan Trilogy”)

In this mystery novel, Farhan and his family move to the States (Indianapolis) to teach criminology at the local university, consult for the Indy police, and investigate very violent crimes with atheist partners, since in A.D. 2094, the USA has become majority atheist. His partners and he discuss their faith and unfaith.

The family’s meals and outings that are surprisingly relevant. Strengthen your faith in contrast to atheism.

Divided Together 2104 (Volume 3, “Farhan Trilogy”)

While the atheist influence fades during the next ten years, the Higher Consciousness or Hindu influence has affected the U.S. culture. Farhan and his Hindu partner investigate and try to bring to justice white-collar criminals, who perpetrate financial scams against Indy citizens and government, including voter fraud.

The Christian family continues their evening meals and interesting weekend outings.