Of Such Is The Kingdom, Part II, Robbery and Redemption: A Novel of the Christ and the Roman Empire

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CreateSpace, Jan 12, 2018 - Fiction - 78 pages
Did you enjoy PART I of this historical fiction novel of Biblical and Roman times?This volume picks up where PART I left off.

The insurrection having failed, Barabbas and his men find a cave in which to hide out. But Barabbas, unsatisfied, decides to try robbery. He enlists the help of the two beggars and they set out to rob rich Benjamin. But Timotheus almost turns back, after seeing the Nazarene. Will he go on to aid in this crime? Will it be successful, or will this also result in disaster? 

Meanwhile, non-conformist Manaheem tries to blackmail Herod over his part in the insurrection and loses his one true love, his former wife Claressa, also a non-conformist, with whom Manaheem is trying to reunite. Will he get her back? More importantly, will he, as well as Barabbas and Timotheus find the fulfillment they have been seeking?“

The story has a powerful message that has clearly been displayed throughout the novel. Mr. Becher takes you through a wide range of emotions from beginning to end.... This is a great novel that I’m sure you will enjoy” ----Rudelle Thomas (Divine Eloquence)


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 JAMES M.BECHER was Born on June 8, 1943 of a Christian family and accepted Christ at an early age.  Interested in writing and drama since High School, he graduated from a Christian high school, where he participated in several plays and got A's in English Grammar, and wrote write several short stories, poems and articles, usually incorporating my faith into his writings.  While attending St. Petersburg Jr. College, in St. Petersburg, FL, he won second prize in a writing contest with a Biblical short story, called "Beggarman-Thief," which now forms part of his first novel.  He attended Bob Jones University, in Greenville, S.C., and then Clearwater Christian College, graduating with a B.A. in Bible-lit.  He went on to Biblical School of Theology (now Biblical Seminary) in Hatfield, Pennsylvania and graduating in 1974 with an 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 the U.S, 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..”                                                    This year he decided to further split volume 1 of this Biblical novel into two volumes, thus making a trilogy, and also to publish all three parts together in one volume.

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