Donald Craig Miller has been writing Christian
papers for local churches and newsletters for 50 years. His
Christian writing was a result of attending a Billy Graham writing
school in Minneap-olis in 1971. This experience encouraged him to
develop his already growing desire to write and redirect his desire
toward glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ in his writings. Through
the coopera-tion of pastors, he has been able to write for church
newsletters and bulletin inserts for churches in the Dayton, Ohio
area and more recently in the Macon and Warner Robins, Georgia
Donald Craig Miller also has been a Bible teacher for over 50 years, teaching in Sunday School and church settings, in home Bible studies, and as a lay preacher. He found Christ through The Navigators while stationed at Kadena AFB in Okinawa. Not long after accepting Christ, Mr. Miller realized that God had gifted him with the gift of teaching. From then on his great desire has been to dig scriptural truth from the Bible and pass it on to other Christians, much like Ezra of the Old Testament. Based on these years of teaching, the life of Christ has especially come alive for Mr. Miller. His desire is to translate his passion for the life of Christ into the lives of his readers. In his first book, Trailing the Bloody Footprints, Mr. Miller's desire was to awaken a new, fresh love for Jesus Christ using the novel approach of seeing Jesus through the eyes of a first century detective, Jake Jezreel. In his sequel, Terror Outside The Door (The Persecution of Jesus Christ), Mr. Miller continues the story through the eyes of the same first century detective. The reader is launched into the early church's desperate fight for survival, as the religious leaders attack, attempting to destroy Christianity.
In The Mystery of the Black Diamond, Mr. Miller portrays his first century detective as a man, growing in his faith, who is trying every day to live for the Lord Jesus. Mr. Miller's desire is for the reader to find a place of affinity with the detective as he struggles with everyday choices and in his learning to grow in his love for Jesus.