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Reader’s favorite award winner James M. Becher writes to help readers find true fulfilment through faith... Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he was an avid reader in his youth, especially interested in other time periods. In Jr. College, he won second prize in a contest with the Biblical short story, Beggarman-Thief.
A graduate of Clearwater Christian College, and Biblical School of Theology, James was ordained in 1974, and served as assistant or associate pastor or Bible teacher in several churches. He also served in a foreign student ministry, which is where he met his wife, Berenice from Venezuela. It was there also that he began working on the Biblical novel Of Such Is The Kingdom, based on his prize winning short story, Beggarman-Thief and dealing with some unique seekers who might have lived in the time of Jesus.
In 1984, James and his wife spent a year and a half in Venezuela, where, while teaching English, he also worked on his second novel, Impossible Journey, a time travel novel, using different historical periods to point to truth. Upon returning to the U.S., he completed his Biblical novel, Of Such Is The Kingdom. It was published in 2003. He then completed Impossible Journey and it was published in 2005. In 2010, he revised and expanded Of Such Is The Kingdom, adding a Part III about the early Church.
James has also published, written articles for and edited the bi-weekly ezine," Inspirational Success Tips." His articles from the ezine now form the major part of his self-help book, Principles of the Kingdom.
In November of 2012, he preached his unique "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 2014. In 2018,
James updated all his books, re-doing the cover of Impossible Journey to reflect the content, publishing 4 editions of Of Such Is The Kingdom, and adding a special full-color Christmas Gift Edition pf The Christmas Victory.
Then, in 2020, he re-published Of Such Is The Kingdom through WestBow Press, revising it again, with fact-checking for historical accuracy. And in September of 2020, it won finalist in the Reader’s Favorite awards.

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