Impossible Journey: A Tale of Times and Truth

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CreateSpace, Jan 6, 2018 - Fiction - 104 pages
Sci-fi (time-travel) with a purpose.Perfect for Sci-fi fans."Impossible Journey is reminiscent of The Time Machine by H. G. Wells with a unique twist."--- Tami Brady.
Future scientists plan to time-travel to Eden to prevent the fall and thus put an end to all evil and disease in the world. But they can only travel 200 years, more or less, at a time. 
Having gained the needed financial support from wealthy financier, Mark Lewis, the scientists manage to build the first time machine in which three of them take off.on their imposing mission.

They visit the different historical time periods depicted on the front cover, each of which points in some way to the true answer they are seeking. But they ignore the obvious and go on blindly with their mission.

At one point, they are pulled forward unexpectedly to their future where robots serve and forced to fight in a senseless war. Will they escape? And will they ever come to learn the true answer to the problem of sin and evil in the world? Order your copy now to find out.
 

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Reviewed by Donna Gielow McFarland for Readers' Favorite
Impossible Journey: A Tale of Times and Truth by James M. Becher tells the story of Walt, Will, and David, who in 2025 get into a time
-traveling capsule with the goal of solving all the problems of the world by returning to Eden to prevent the serpent from convincing Eve to eat the apple. Their time machine is a little rickety, though, and can only make small jumps back in time before it has to be repaired. The travelers land in the gold rush, the times of Leonardo da Vinci, Martin Luther, Camelot, and they get caught up in someone else’s time travel efforts and get launched into a future where the world is falling apart. They even land in 33 A.D. just in time to witness Jesus’ crucifixion. Every place they go there are people talking about Jesus. The men get really tired of it until, finally, it all makes sense.
Impossible Journey is narrated in a very casual tone, “The morning finds our friends rising bright and early…,” and the characters break all the commonly accepted rules of time travel. That bothered me a little but was made up for by the fact that I found Becher’s premise fascinating and I wanted to see where he was going with it. The characters have no qualms about changing history – that’s why they’re making the journey. They freely tell historical figures where they’re from and they interfere in events they encounter. When they find themselves with a stowaway from another time, they accidentally leave him in the wrong century without any worries of disrupting the space-time continuum. Although the three men are from different faith traditions, Impossible Journey is definitely a work of Christian fiction, almost like a very long Bible tract embedded in the story. I found it hard to equate Impossible Journey to any other works, although occasionally it reminded me a little of Pilgrim’s Progress. It is suitable for all audiences.
 

Contents

DEDICATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
3
IMPOSSIBLE JOURNEY
4
THE IDEA
5
THE PLAN
10
FIRST TAKE0FF
17
FIRST LANDING
20
GOLD AND GOSPEL
26
DEISM AND FAITH
36
TRIBULATION AND PATIENCE
42
HUMANISM AND HOPE
52
FAITH AND WORKS
59
MIGHT AND RIGHT
66
CHRIST AND CRISIS
80
CONCLUSION FAITH AND UNBELIEF
97
Dont miss out
105
About the Author
110

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James M. Becher was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on June 8, 1943 to a Christian family and accepted Christ at an early age. He was an avid reader in his youth, especially interested in stories about other time periods and also science fiction. In Jr. High school, he became interested in writing and drama. He wrote several poems, articles and a few short stories, plays and novelettes.
While attending St.Petersburg Jr. College, he won second prize in a short story contest with the Biblical short story, "Beggarman-Thief."
He graduated from Clearwater Christian College in 1970, with a B.A. degree in Bible-literature, and Biblical School of Theology (now Biblical Seminary) in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, in 1974 with a M.Div.         Ordained in November of 1974, he served in different areas of Ministry, one of which was a foreign student ministry, which is also where he started writing his first two novels, and also where he met his dear wife, Berenice from Venezuela.  They were married in 1980, and went to Venezuela in 1989 for an extended stay, where, along with teaching English he completed his evangelistic time travel novel"Impossible Journey, A tale of times and Truth."  Upon returning to the US, he also completed the Biblical novel, "Of Such Is The Kingdom".  Also shortly after returning to US, he began publishing his self-help ezine,  "Inspirational Success Tips,"  his articles from which now form my self-help book "Principles of the Kingdom."  Then in 2012, he had the opportunity to preach a Christmas sermon in his church, which resulted in his writing “The Christmas Victory, A Gem of A Sermon, All Wrapped Up In A Historical Novel.”