James M. Becher

James M. Becher is a writer who has made his biblical fiction story Of Such Is The Kingdom, A Novel of Biblical Times available as a free

Step back into New Testament times–to Ancient Jerusalem at the time of Christ and of the historical 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, helps Herod foment an insurrection against Pontius Pilate, using the blacksmith, Barabbas, as insurrection leader, to the dismay of Barabbas' Godly but fearful wife. The mendicant, a young man named Timotheus, joins with an older mendicant completely unsympathetic to his musings. Meanwhile, Pontius Pilate's wife pushes him to take over Herod's kingdom. When the insurrection fails, Barabbas turns to robbery, enlisting the aid of our two mendicants and Manaheem, tries to blackmail Herod, losing in the process his one true love, his former wife Claressa, with whom is trying to re-unite.