Benjamin - The Road to Capernaumby John Koehler
It wasn’t until later that a single miraculous moment of his life would become part of recorded history and remain with us for almost two thousand years. This novel
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In the year AD 9, a crippled baby boy named Benjamin was born to a Jewish rabbi and his wife in the town of Capernaum, a fishing village on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee.
It wasn’t until later that a single miraculous moment of his life would become part of recorded history and remain with us for almost two thousand years. This novel takes Benjamin’s true short story from the Bible and gives him flesh and blood so he can exist for the rest of his life.
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Meet the Author
ohn Koehler is a multi-talented award-winning designer, entrepreneur, ministry volunteer, and author of three books. A 1980 graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a BFA in Communications Arts and Design, John went on to graduate studies at George Washington University (GWU), in Washington, DC.
After stints as Art Director at several DC area ad agencies, John started Koehler Studios, Inc. in 1993. Since then, Kim Nelson joined the team as the Creative Director, and in 2010 bought the studio and re-christened it as Red Chalk Studios. John is a past president of the local Ad Club, and is a member of The Noblemen, a fundraising group for kids.
John is also a volunteer for Young Life Capernaum in Hampton Roads, a ministry that serves kids with disabilities. Perhaps his best known accomplishment was winning the 1991 Boomerang World Championship in Perth, Australia. He was also a member of the Foster's Boomerang 2000 Team, a touring demo team that taught the NFL, MLB and others the gospel of boomerangs.
In 2005 John published his first book, Bipolar by Koehler, about living with bipolar syndrome. Since then he has given many talks around the state and in schools to help people better understand how to survive brain illness and avoid suicide. In 2007 Koehler published Benjamin, The Road to Capernaum, a novel based on a crippled man from the Bible who was healed by a certain Jewish rabbi. His latest book is My Inflatable Heart, a series of short stories about Capernaum and life recollections.
Married since 1982 to his college sweetheart, Patty, an art teacher at Old Donation Center for the Gifted and Talented, John is the proud father of Kimmi and Danielle, and grandfather to Lilli and Eli. John lives and works in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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I love histoical fiction, biblical fiction even more! First time reading this author, will read more of his books. The story was fast moving, was into it right away! Good to the last page.
Excellent book! The characters and scriptures used to create this story really bring the bible to life. I was engaged from beginning to end. Each chapter was full of excitement. Benjamin is an amazing character and a true believer. Wow, the power of faith. Even though his situation seemed hopeless during his captivity, he was able to focus on something other than himself, which also gave him life and a purpose. I find this truly amazing . I was on edge about Benjamin’s fate and was truly surprised how the story ended. Very inspiring.