James Twyman: Biography
James Twyman is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 books, including "Emissary of Light," "The Moses Code" and "The Barn Dance." Known around the globe as the 'Peace Troubadour,' in 1994 James put peace prayers from the 12 major religions to music and began traveling the world performing concerts to groups of thousands to spread his message of peace. Along with millions of people participating in nearly a dozen worldwide prayer vigils, James experienced the power of focused prayer when he performed the peace concert in countries like Bosnia, Iraq, Serbia, South Africa, Israel, Northern Ireland, and many other war torn areas of the world.
Producer/director of six films, including the award winning "Indigo" and "Redwood Highway," Twyman released his most passionate creation to date in more than 300 churches nationwide last year - A Chorus in Miracles, created in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the most profound spiritual text of the 20thcentury, "A Course in Miracles." Twyman is founder of The Beloved Community, a network of spiritual peace ministers around the world, as well as the Seminary of Spiritual Peacemaking which has graduated and ordained over 500 ministers.
A professional musician, singer and songwriter who learned to play the guitar at the age of 12 under the instruction of Fr. Vince Ferraro, his parish priest, James has since recorded and produced Sixteen (16) CD's, the latest released in December 2015, A Chorus in Miracles soundtrack. Currently leading over 15,000 people in daily "A Course in Miracles" lessons set to music, Twyman has collaborated with the most notable spiritual thought leaders of our time including the late Dr. Wayne Dyer, Neale Donald Walsch, Collette Baron Reid and Marianne Williamson, among many others.
With decades of experience rooted in Christianity, yet exceeding religion-based paradigms, Twyman is reaching an audience well beyond those commonly tapped into within his genre. A dedicated Course in Miracles student and sought after teacher, Twyman's path is clear and he continues to write, record, perform and spread his message of peace, the belief in Miracles, the knowledge there is much more to life than what we see, and what it means to live life at 100 percent.
- Author of 15 books including; The Barn Dance, The Moses Code, Emissary of Light
- Musician, Singer Songwriter, Performer
- Award winning film producer
- Producer of 16 music CD's
James lives in Portland, Oregon overlooking the Columbia River where he records music, produces films, writes and teaches A Course in Miracles. Twyman continues to lead students in various workshops, retreats, celebrations of peace and the art of living life at 100 percent.
- Founder of The Beloved Community
- Founder of the Seminary for Spiritual Peacemaking
- NY Times bestselling author