IMPOSSIBLE JOURNEY is the most unique novel of all sci-fi novels (science fiction novels) ever! It’s truly a sci-fi (specifically time-travel) novel with a purpose!!
What do these historical eras have in common: 1)the California gold rush, 2)early colonial America, 3)the Renaissance, 4)the Reformation, 5)the time of Camelot and 6)the Roman era? They all contain valuable lessons which point to ultimate truth.
What do a group of future scientists from all over the world have in common? A desire for truth, hope for a bright future and a belief in a Divine being of some sort.
Put all the above elements together and you have an explosive formula for a great sci-fi novel, a fantasy adventure novel which could also be of interest to fans of historical fiction and Christian fiction as well as those of science fiction.
In the future, when time-travel is theoretically proven an universally accepted, a group of scientists of all faiths decide to try to time-travel back to the Garden of Eden in order to prevent the fall of man and thus put an end to all sin, sickness, and disease. They manage to gain the backing for the project from a wealthy financier. The trouble is, they can only go back 200 years, more or less, at a time and will have to make repairs to the time cylinder at every stop. Thus, they visit the historic California gold rush and then early Colonial America. Then, they are pulled forward unexpectedly to a future time of trouble, where robots serve and forced to fight in a senseless war. They manage to break free and take off only to discover they have a stowaway. But the stowaway has a device which will help them to go further back with each leap. Thus, they then time-travel to the Renaissance and meet the historical figure, Leonardo Da Vinci, But, by mistake, they take off without the stowaway and his device. Then, they are pulled forward again, but only to the time of the Reformation, where they meet Martin Luther and have an argument over faith. Then, with the help of a new fuel formula, using alcohol, they manage to arrive at Camelot and finally, Ancient Jerusalem, where they, at last, realize the real answer: the true end & goal of their mission.
I, James M. Becher, was Born on June 8, 1943, of a Christian family and accepted Christ at an early age Interested in writing and drama since High School, I graduated from Grace L. Hill Memorial Christian School, where I participated in several plays and got A’s in English Grammar, and wrote several short stories, poems and articles, usually incorporating my faith into my writings. While attending St. Petersburg Jr. College, in St. Petersburg, FL, I won second prize in a writing contest with a Biblical short story, called “Beggarman-Thief,” which forms part of my first novel. I attended Bob Jones University, in Greenville, S.C., and then Clearwater Christian College, graduating with a B.A. in Bible-lit, going on to Biblical School of Theology (now Biblical Seminary) in Hatfield, Pennsylvania and graduating in 1974 with an M.Div. Ordained in November of 1974, I served in different areas of Ministry, one of which was a foreign student ministry, which is where he met his dear wife, Berenice from Venezuela, and which is also where I started writing my first two novels.
Berenice and I were married in 1980 in St. Petersburg, FL. In 1989, we went to Venezuela for an extended stay, where, along with teaching English to the Shell American Oil Company’s employees, at the same time I completed my purposeful time travel novel, Impossible Journey, A Tale of times and Truth, using a friend’s computer. Upon returning to the US, I also completed my Biblical novel (a historical fiction novel of the time of Christ), “Of Such Is The Kingdom,” which I had started before we left, and of which the short story, “Beggarman-Thief” is a part. It was published by PublishAmerica in 2003.
Also shortly after returning to the U.S., I began publishing my self-help ezine, “Inspirational Success Tips,” my articles from which now form my self-help book “Principles of the Kingdom.”
Later, I revised the sci-fi novel, Impossible Journey, A Tale of Times and Truth, and it was published in January of 2005.
In 2007, I revised and expanded the Biblical novel, OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM, A Novel of Biblical Times, adding PART III about the early church.
I also completed a short self-help book (or booklet–roughly 18,000 words) based on my articles from my ezine with quotable quotes for each chapter. It’s titled Principles of the Kingdom (God’s success principles) and was published in 2012
In November 2013, I preached my “Christmas Victory” message, based on an insight on Isaiah 7:14, which the LORD had shown me in seminary. I also gave a history of the writing of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” This resulted in the writing of my latest novel, The Christmas Victory, A Gem of A Sermon, All Wrapped Up in a Historical Novel, which was published in July of 2014.
This year (2018) I have been further revising and updating all my books. I completely re-designed the cover to Impossible Journey, making it more relevant to the content, I made Of Such Is The Kingdom into 4 volumes, thus giving buyers a choice of getting all 3 parts at once or starting with PART I and getting the other 2 parts later. I also added a full-color Gift Edition to The Christmas Victory, thus giving buyers a Christmas gift option (to buy as a gift for someone else or even as a gift for themselves),
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