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The novel traces the lives of seekers from different walks of life who might have lived then, including non-conformist dry-goods salesman, a disgruntled blacksmith, and a musing mendicant who all seek for something better. But will they find 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). 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, Herod decides to marry Herodius and send his present wife back to her father. John the Baptist preaches to Herod and looses his head. Herod's palace is attacked, and suspecting Pilate, he tells Manaheem go ahead with the mission. Barabbas is successful in forming a group of insurrectionists and they rehearse for the big day. But will the insurrection succeed? What is next, and how will Barabbas and Manaheem get the money the need? More importantly, will all find the fulfillment they seek?
James M. Becher, seminary graduate, Freelance non-denominational Bible teacher & article writer & publisher of the FREE bi-weekly "Inspirational Success Tips" ezine. He was an avid reader in his youth, especially interested in stories from other time periods.
James M. Becher has also written a 2nd novel which is a purposeful sci-fi (time travel) novel called, "Impossible Journey, A Tale of Times and Truth," which is now available both in print and as an e-book (For more info. including the the code, visit http://www.squidoo.com/
Aside from his novels he has also written a short self-help book based on his ezine articles with examples from this novel. This e-book is called "Principles of the Kingdom (God's Success Principles) and is also available at https://www.smashwords.com/
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