Of Such Is The Kingdom: A Novel of Biblical Times in 3 Parts 3rd Edition

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Intriguing historical fiction novel of Biblical and Roman times developed from a prize-winning story.

$ave by getting the entire 3-Part edition containing all 3 parts in one volume.

Step back to Ancient Jerusalem at the time of Jesus and of the Roman Empire, and ask: What could a cynical, non-conformist dry-goods salesman, a disgruntled blacksmith, and a musing mendicant all have in common? The answer: Down deep, they all seek something better. But will they find the true fulfillment they are seeking? 
The non-conformist, Manaheem, Herod's foster brother, is hired by Herod to foment an insurrection against Pontius Pilate, whom he distrusts. Manaheem recruits the blacksmith, Barabbas, to be the insurrection leader, to the dismay of Barabbas' Godly but fearful wife (when he finally tells her). Will the insurrection succeed? 
The mendicant, an unfortunate but pensive young man named Timotheus, joins with an older beggar completely unsympathetic to his musings.
Pontius Pilate sees himself as a weak ruler, but his wife pushes him to be stronger and to even take over Herod's territory. 

Manaheem re-unites with his former wife, Claressa. In need of more money, he tries twice to blackmail Herod, losing Claressa in the process. Will he win her back? 

Barabbas, also in need of more money, turns to robbery, enlisting the aid of the two beggars. Will the result be riches or disaster? 
Does redemption lie ahead, and at what cost to those who find it? Amid conflicts, suspicion, and treachery within the empire, what will be the reactions of the rulers to the new sect called Christians?"

"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)

NOTE: This is the entire 3-Part edition.  But you can try it before buying it by downloading PART I foe FREE here:

Author Details

About : Born on June 8, 1943, of a Christian family and accepting Christ at an early age, James M.Becher became a person of faith. Interested in writing and drama since High School, he graduated from Grace L. Hill Memorial Christian School, where he participated in several plays and got A's in English Grammar. His interest in writing caused him to write several short stories, poems, and articles, He always sought to incorporate his faith into his writings. He went on to attend St. Petersburg Jr. College, in St. Petersburg, FL. for two years. While attending a Bible Club on Campus, he found out about a writing contest that he entered and won second prize, with a Biblical short story, called "Beggarman-Thief." After Jr. College, he attended Bob Jones University, in Greenville, S.C., where he acted on their radio drama series, "Miracles." While there, he felt the call of God to preach. James obtained his B.A. degree in Bible-Lit at Clearwater Christian College and went on to the Biblical School of Theology (now Biblical Seminary) in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1974 with an M.Div. He was ordained in November of 1974 at the Church-Of-God-in-Christ in Philadelphia, PA, where he had been serving part-time while in Seminary. Rev. Becher served as assistant pastor there for several years. He then served in many different areas of Ministry over the next several years, one of which was a foreign student ministry, which is where he met his dear wife, Berenice from Venezuela. They were married in 1980 in St. Petersburg, FL, where they took care of a retirement home, where James was also the Chaplain. In 1989, they went to Venezuela for an extended stay, where, along with teaching English to business people, James completed his purposeful time travel novel, "Impossible Journey." Upon returning to the US, he also completed the Biblical novel, "OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM," which he had started before they left, and of which the short story, "Beggarman-Thief" was a part. It was published by PublishAmerica in 2003. Also shortly after returning to the US, James began publishing his self-help ezine, "Inspirational Success Tips," his articles from which now form his self-help book "Principles of the Kingdom." Later, he revised the sci-fi novel, "IMPOSSIBLE JOURNEY, A Tale of Times and Truth," and it was published in January of 2005. It is also available on Kindle He recently revised and expanded the Biblical novel, "OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM, A Novel of Biblical Times" and published it also as an e-book, available in many formats, including Smashwords. com and Kindle. (see also: My Unique Biblical Fiction Novel). The print version is NOW split into 3, Parts and is also available as a complete 3-part edition with all 3 parts together. James also just completed a short self-help book (or booklet--roughly 18,000 words) based on his articles from his ezine with quotable quotes for each chapter. It's titled "Principles of the Kingdom (God's success principles) and was published in print in 2012 by PublishAmerica and is also an e-book available in many formats. During the 2013 Christmas season, James preached his "Christmas Victory" message, which resulted in the writing of his latest novel, "The Christmas Victory, A Gem of A Sermon, All Wrapped Up in a Historical Novel." which was published in July of 2014. It is now available both in print and as an eBook. (See under books.) This year (2018) James also published a full-color Christmas Gift Edition of this novel with red ribbons at every heading and 16 pictures at important points,


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About: Rodney is currently the author of four books - "The Book of Nicknames"; "The Millipede Effect My Quest to Understand the Homeless, Standed and Down & Out"; "What IF? Just A.S.K. How Our Youth Can Change,Improve or Become an Influence in Those Things they Desire" and "What IF I want to be a Christian? Just A.S.K." His book inspirations lie within the work he does that involves helping others improve on aspects of their lives. Rodney leads two significant non-profit actions he created "We Care" (Designed educate to bring to be a bridge for the homeless and the agencies that care for them) and "A Life Saved is a Future Gained" (Program designed to educate and Bing awareness to issues of Missing and Eploited Children,Runaway Youth and Human Trafficking of our Youth). Brooks has also Colo barred with his youngest daughter to create the What IF? Just A.S.K. program designed to improve and empower our youth. Rodney is an active Church Leader and a 30 plus year Human Resources professional in several fortune 100 and 500 companies.
Rodney Darrel Brooks
About: Julie Stafford changed a generation's eating habits in the 80's and 90's. She became Australia's biggest and fastest selling cookbook author, selling more than 2.2million copies globally. When in 2006, she lost the love of her life, her life changed infinitely. She changed her writing genre to deliver a love story born of synchronicities that were just too powerful to ignore. Based on her real life events, her story will touch your heart and have you searching for your own synchronicities to give your life greater meaning and fulfillment.
About: Steve Catto is an old man, or at least that's what it says on his birth certificate. He was born in Yorkshire, but his parents took him to Australia when he was six years old and he grew up there, sometimes racing cars across the desert.

He was never very good at school, but the one thing he did learn was how to learn, and he started writing programs for the computer at the local university, much to the disdain of his teachers who told him that he would ‘never make a living out of that rubbish'. In his late teens he returned to the UK, and his parents followed him – which wasn't what he wanted because he was hoping to get away from them. His first proper job was in the computer department of an infamous Oxford publishing company, and he subsequently went on to write software for electricity control systems, and simulators for the military. He started to fly gliders and wrote programs to analyse the data from aircraft flight recorders, where he also learned to fly, and crash, lots of other types of aircraft as well – which was the best part of the job. At various times in his career he has also lived and worked in France, Switzerland, and Canada, and he now lives in Scotland. Since appearing in school plays as a child he has performed almost continuously on the amateur stage, and spent a few years scuba diving. These two things have nothing to do with each other. In terms of his pedigree as an author he has written many technical manuals and filled in countless timesheets, so is well versed in the art of conjuring up works of fiction, however he has never written a novel before, especially not one that involves a blonde girl and a man with a bow and arrow, but he did once spend three weeks working in a factory that made handles for buckets.

Steve Catto