James M. Becher


I am a seminary graduate, Freelance non-denominational Bible teacher and article writer and purposeful Sci-fi and historical fiction novelist & former publisher of the "Inspirational Success Tips" ezine. I also now have 73 hubs on Hubpages.com.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
For style: McKinley Kantor (I don't recommend him because of his content)
For content, C.S.Lewis
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
promoting & watching t,v, & movies. Of course, Sunday is for church, & Wnd. night too mostly
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Of Such Is The Kingdom, Part II, Robbery and Redemption, A novel of the Christ and the Roman Empire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,180. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Christian » Historical
This is volume 2, and picks up where Part I left off. Beaten and broke, Barabbas turns to robbery, enlisting the aid of the two beggars.
The Christmas Victory, A Gem of a Sermon All Wrapped Up in a Historical Novel
Price: $3.04 USD. Words: 39,980. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Christian » Historical
Aside from both being authors, what do the lives of Henry W. Longfellow and Mark Twain have in common? The answer is that both of their lives contained terrible tragedies from which they eventually found real hope and spiritual meaning--at least in this novel. This book will give you a feel for the sorrow of the tragedies of these families, but also the Spiritual hope they eventually find.
Of Such Is The Kingdom Part III: Power and Persecution, A Novel of the Early Church and the Roman Empire
Price: $2.92 USD. Words: 35,590. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Christian » Historical
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?
Impossible Journey, A Tale of Times and Truth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,230. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
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)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,980. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion & self-improvement, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,440. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Christian » Historical
Intriguing historical fiction novel of Biblical and Roman times 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.

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Smashwords book reviews by James M. Becher

  • Mary: When Love Came To Town on Sep. 11, 2011
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    It's an easy read and a very interesting take on what could have been the life of one of Jesus' most known followers. It is the story of Mary Madelene from her early youth through her death, tracing her first contact with the evil spirits with which she was possessed, her troubled youth, her healing by Jesus, her following of Jesus' disciples even after His death and resurrection including her missionary trips and ministry among the disciples. The author artfully combines the scripture accounts of Mary of Bethany, Mary Madelene and the Mary who anointed Jesus into one interesting character. The scripture does not identify these as one and the same person, but it makes for an interesting story to suppose that they were one and the same. Much of the writing is simply a re-statement of scripture which makes it easy to skip over those parts for those familiar with the scripture and hopefully an enlightenment for those who are not. But the larger part is the author's imagined story of the life of this saint of God and her family. There is a bit of a lull in the excitement after her healing but it picks up again as she faces the many challenges of ministry. From the Author's note at the end, it is obvious that this novel has been well researched. She tells which points are uncertain and which are historically documented. All in all this novel is an entertaining read for those who are in the faith and both and entertaining and a challenging on for those who are not.
  • 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.