James M. Becher

Biography

I am a seminary graduate, Freelance non-denominational Bible teacher and article writer and purposeful Sci-fi and historical fiction novelist & publisher of the FREE
bi-weekly "Inspirational Success Tips" ezine. (For sample articles, poems, quotes & more visit: http://inspirationalsuccesstips.blogspot.com) I also now have 66 lenses on Squidoo.com.

Where to find James M. Becher online


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Books

Of Such Is The Kingdom Part III: Power and Persecution, A Novel of the Early Church and the Roman Empire
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
This novel is the sequel to "Of Such Is The Kingdom Parts I & II A Novel of the Christ and the Roman Empire." It employs those characters who were still alive at the end of Part II and adds some new ones. Did Claressa embrace Manaheem's new-found faith? What happened to the bereaved family of Benjamin? was Pontius Pilate able to forget about his decision to crucify Jesus and become strong?
OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM, Parts I & II, A Novel of the Christ and the Roman Empire
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,460. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
In 33 A.D, a cynical, non-conformist salesman, a disgruntled blacksmith, and a musing mendicant all seek something better. The non-conformist, Herod’s foster brother, helps Herod foment an insurrection against Pilate, using the blacksmith, Barabbas, as leader, to the dismay of Barabbas' Godly but fearful wife. The mendicant, a young man, joins with a completely unsympathetic older mendicant.
Impossible Journey, A Tale of Times and Truth
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,770. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This is a unique Science-fiction novel, specifically time-travel, with a twist and a message. It's about some scientists from the near future who decide to go back to the garden of Eden and try to prevent the fall, thus putting an end to all evil. But they can only go so far one time and at one point they get pulled to their future. it covers 6 historical periods as well as one in the future.
Principles of the Kingdom (GOD'S SUCCESS PRINCIPLES)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,910. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion and self-improvement
Following the introduction, in which I give Jesus' description of "The Kingdom," I give 16 Biblically Based principles for successful living, taken straight from the pages of my bi-weekly ezine, "Inspirational Success Tips." From knowing your purpose to forgetting your past, to believing and not fearing, to slowing down, these are all vital principles for successful living.
Of Such Is The Kingdom, A Novel of Biblical Times
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Price: $9.74 USD. Words: 90,390. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
In 33 A.D, a cynical, non-conformist salesman, a disgruntled blacksmith, and a musing mendicant all seek something better. The non-conformist, Herod’s foster brother, helps Herod foment an insurrection against Pilate, using the blacksmith, Barabbas, as leader, to the dismay of Barabbas' Godly but fearful wife. The mendicant, a young man, joins with a completely unsympathetic older mendicant.

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Smashwords book reviews by James M. Becher

  • The Gospel of Mark on Sep. 06, 2011
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    This is a brave undertaking and a great idea--to re-tell the life of Jesus from the gospel of Mark in a screenplay full of flashbacks, depicting the deaths of both Paul and Peter. However with all the flashbacks, and sometimes flashbacks within flashbacks, it gets but confusing at times. Perhaps it would be clearer when actually made into a movie. It starts with Peter and Mark witnessing the death of Paul by beheading. Most of the rest is done by flashback, as Peter dictates the book to Mark, or Mark reads it. I'm not sure that Peter actually dictated any of the gospel, but Mark picked it up from listening to him, yet this may straining a point. Where it gets kind of hairy is toward the end as the guards are taking Peter to meet his own fate. Here we find Mark screaming the last verses of the book through the window. It's a way to get all of the scripture in, but it seems a bit contrived. ----- Review by James M.Becher (http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/faithfuljim)
  • Mary Magdalene: A Woman Who Loved on Sep. 13, 2011

    The writing of this novel was quite an ambitious undertaking, as was the reading of it (it took me the better part of 2 days of steady reading to get through it). The author attempts to create a fictional world of characters and events around the entire gospel story. Mary Magdalene is a central character, but by no means the only or even "the" main character, but a main character among a host of others from Roman Soldiers in training to servant girls. Thus I was about to suggest an alternate title, but toward the very end, her love is shown in contrast to the other disciples, so perhaps the title is good. We are introduced to another forgiven women, the woman taken in adultery (Mary was only a prostitute) but never find out what happened to this other woman. Like any good novel the scenes go back and forth from one set of characters to another throughout. In addition to human characters (some Biblical and some made up) (and Jesus), there is also the Devil and some of his minions and either he or a head demon is referred to as "the master" which was a bit confusing at first, as I always thought of Jesus as the master. We are let into the private war which takes place within the soul of Mary as the demons try to control her before her conversion and try to win her back afterward. We also see the demonic influences within the minds and bodies of the the two Roman soldiers as they face various tests in preparation for their guard duty. The passion scene, when you finally get to it is a bit brutal--perhaps overly so (like Gibbon's movie), but it's worth it when you get the part about what it means to Mary. If you have the time to read or know how to skim (with understanding) or speed read, this novel is definitely worth tackling. After all it's free--it would be a bargain at any price. --------- Review by James M. Becher, author of Of Such Is The Kingdom, A Novel of Biblical Times.