Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Impractical Grace by John S. Bushman

Welcome to author John Bushman!


John is thrilled to be the father of five, the son of two, the brother of seven, and the husband of one. He grew up in Tempe, Arizona and served a mission in the Philippines. Later he got his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s in Instructional Technology from ASU. Arizona is also where he met the love of his life Tina, fell in love, and they married.

His family then moved to St. George where he worked as a full time Seminary instructor for ten years. Since then they have moved to Washington State where he teaches Institute and coordinates the early morning Seminary program. He loves teaching and studying the scriptures with the youth of the Church.

One of his other passions is writing. January 2011 will bring the publication of Impractical Grace which has been in creation for the last 10 years. It is a fantastic book that teaches the most important things in life through the vehicle of a great story.

A few years ago, he and some friends, also wrote some wonderful books with Deseret Book and published: “Scripture Study for Latter-Day Saint Families: The Book of Mormon” and now “The Doctrine and Covenants” and “The New Testament”.

John’s Website:


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
The future only 4 years. Curious!

What is one book everyone should read?
Outside of scripture it would be “In His Steps” by Charles M. Sheldon and Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

What’s your favorite music genre?
Eclectic guitar

Night owl, or early bird?
Early Bird

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Because God’s grace changes everything.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?

What is your favorite quote?
“A ship in the harbor is safe. But that is not what ships are for.”

What is your guilty pleasure?

How would you describe the target audience for you book? How would you classify your book (which genre)?
The target audience is those who want to learn how the Lord’s grace helps us overcome incredible challenges. Is there a genre of “Learning while being entertained”? If not that, then Inspirational.

Impractical Grace by John S. Bushman:

A COUPLE’S FAILING MARRIAGE, a family’s heartbreaking accident, and a woman’s excruciating childhood—these are just a few of the challenges confronting these individuals. But with struggle, patience and faith, they each discover that there’s no limit to God’s power to heal, strengthen, and transform.

PART TREATISE, PART NOVEL, Impractical Grace pulls you in as you learn with the characters how the grace of God and the grace we show one another really can change everything. Take part in these doctrinal insights to the Savior’s grace and love in this compelling novel full of true-to-life stories of hardship and hope.

What does Jesus offer us? What is the extent of the Lord’s power to heal, save, renew, and transform? In this novel, three broken lives find the transforming power of the Savior. Through this gripping novel, doctrinal insights of the Savior’s grace and love are shared. See the transforming work of God’s grace and love that moves through, and changes everyone in this compelling book.

Giveaway Details:
1 copy of Impractical Grace
Open to US only
Ends 2/27/11

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