Bramsen, Paul D. 1957-

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Bramsen, Paul D. 1957-

PERSONAL:

Born September 2, 1957, in Santa Barbara, CA; son of Peder Christoffer (in the pavement and roofing business) and Ellen (a homemaker) Bramsen; married Carol Neufeld (an educator and homemaker), September 3, 1977; children: Andrew, Corrie, Nathan. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Attended New Tribes Bible Institute. Politics: Republican. Religion: "Christian, non-denominational." Hobbies and other interests: Spending time with my family, photography, hiking, reading, writing.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Greenville, SC. Office—ROCK International, P.O. Box 4766, Greenville, SC 29608. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Missionary. Swepco Roofing, Santa Barbara, CA, roofer, 1972-75; AMAMCO Tool & Supply, Greer, SC, carbide toolmaker and shop foreman, 1977-1981; self-employed teacher, writer, producer, and missionary, Senegal and Greenville, SC, 1981—. ROCK International, Greenville, SC, vice president.

WRITINGS:

The Way of Righteousness, CMML (Spring Lake, NJ), 1999.

One God One Message, Xulon Press (Longwood, FL), 2007.

Contributor to Missions.

SIDELIGHTS:

Paul D. Bramsen is an American educator and missionary. Bramsen is the son of Danish immigrants to the United States who helped instill in him a sense of the importance of his Christian faith. He initially followed in his father's footsteps by working as a roofer in California and later resettled across the country in South Carolina in the same year he married Carol Neufeld. In the early 1980s he relocated to Senegal in West Africa and began spreading his Christian message in the predominantly Muslim nation. Bramsen supported his knowledge of the Bible by undertaking two years of studies at the New Tribes Bible Institute.

Bramsen published his first book, The Way of Righteousness, in 1999. He followed this book eight years later, publishing One God One Message in 2007.

Paul D. Bramsen told CA: "I write because I have a passion to help people understand the world's all-time best seller (the Bible). It is a book that can be understood. Confusion is not the only option.

"I write because I have lived among Muslims for most of the past twenty-six years. I long for them to understand what the Bible is all about, and why my life is filled with such hope and purpose. Whether they believe the ancient message of the prophets they claim to believe or not is up to them. I always seek to maintain an objective, low-pressure writing style when writing about eternal issues. No one should ever be manipulated or forced to believe the Bible.

"I write because since 9-11, I have received more than 1,000 e-mails from Muslims around the world. Their questions and comments must not be ignored.

"My method of writing is to have a rough outline which states for whom am I writing, what I hope to accomplish, and how I hope to accomplish it. Then I start writing. My most recent book was written mostly between 4:30 a.m. and noon, over a period of four months. I am not an early-morning person, yet I was while I wrote this book. I couldn't wait to get up and continue!

"I wrote my book in about four months, but the editing process took nearly a year. I benefit greatly from feedback from family, friends, and acquaintances who are kind enough to read my manuscripts.

"Anyone who reads the prologue and first chapter of One God One Message will know why I write."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

One God One Message Web site,http://one-god-one-message.com (February 14, 2008), author profile.

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