Intriguing historical fiction novel of Biblical and Roman times, developed from a prize-winning story.
A powerful blending of stories of seekers from different walks of life who might have lived then.
Step back to Ancient Palestine at the time of Christ and 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 Herod 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).
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 to blackmail Herod over his illicit affair With Herodius, his brother's wife, But, fails. Read the book to see why. Herod's palace is attacked, and, suspecting Pilate, Herod tells Manaheem to implement the insurrection. Will it succeed? Buy the book to find out.
"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)
(This is PART I of a trilogy. You can get this book now [Click "Add to Cart" at the right] and get the other 2 volumes later, OR you can look for the entire 3-part [one volume] edition [Of Such Is The Kingdom, A Novel of Biblical Times in 3 Parts, 3rd edition]. The choice is yours. ).