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  • J. Mark Bertrand is the author of Back on Murder, Pattern of Wounds, and the forthcoming Nothing to Hide, crime novels featuring Houston homicide detective Roland March. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and lived in the city for fifteen years. After one hurricane too many, he and his wife moved to South Dakota. Mark has been arrested for a crime he didn't commit, was the foreman of a hung jury in Houston, and after relocating served on the jury that acquitted Vinnie Jones of assault. In 1972, he won an honorable mention in a child modeling contest, but pursued writing instead.

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September 18, 2008



Wait a sec! Is that a sign that says "Press Credentials" behind you? How do we know you two spoke at this thing? Or were you there as special correspondents for the Mt. Pleasant Sun Times and the Sioux Falls Record and Landmark?

J. Mark Bertrand

You have a devious mind, Mr. Cook. But do you honestly thing any reputable news organization, be it ever so humble, would issue credentials to the likes of us? The sad fact is, the photo was taken after the reverse of our sign had already been appropriated for other duties, and a kind lady allowed us to use the easel for a moment to take the photo.

Robbie Schmidtberger

I received your book as a graduation present from my grandmother in law. I did not touch it until 3 weeks ago; when I did so I devoured it. I could not put it down. Many insights that you had I assimilated and repackaged into my lesson plans for apologetics. Thank you for writing this book. I look forward to reading your blogs and rethinking worldview. On a side note I enjoy Worldview Academy's ads in World magazine and elsewhere.

J. Mark Bertrand

Thanks, Robbie! It's great to hear from you. I'm glad you were able to use the material so quickly in your own lesson plans, too.

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Books by Bertrand

Book Description

  • Everybody has a worldview, a perspective on life, and sometimes we're forced to re-think. The world can surprise and overwhelm us, and when that happens, it helps to know what's really important in life. Rethinking Worldview explores some essential questions from a Christian perspective, starting with what "worldviews" really are, how they are formed and how they change. It's a chronicle of one man's intellectual journey, written to encourage fellow travelers along the way.