C. J. Lovik graduated from Westmont College
California with a degree in Education and Communication
and taught elementary school in Southern
After teaching and writing children’s books for
many years, he started a manufacturing business
and developed an online family-friendly internet
search engine. In 2015, C.J. launched Rock Island
Books, which supplies Christian resources for adults
Volume One of The Living Word in 3D Series was
published in 2014. The first reprinted and newly
illustrated version of his Theodore Bump children’s
book series from the 1980s was published in 2015.
The first in a series of meditations, Rest, was also
published in 2015.
An edited and updated version of John Bunyan’s
classic, The Pilgrim’s Progress: From This World
to That Which Is to Come, published in 2009, was
C.J.’s first book for adults.
In 2004, C.J. produced an eight-part website, The
Story of Jesus, that combines the four biographies
written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John into a
single story line. The site has been viewed by untold
millions, many of whom were encountering the
story of Jesus for the first time. The Story of Jesus
will be available as a book in early 2016.