Benjamin - The Road to Capernaum

Benjamin - The Road to Capernaum

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by John Koehler
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Charles Randolph Bruce
"How would your life have changed had Jesus placed his hand on your brow and healed you of your worst affliction? John Koehler’s new book, Benjamin, The Road to Capernaum, is a fascinating tale of just such a miracle. Benjamin’s life was drastically changed from the moment he was “Christ touched,” to his dramatic struggles against the brutal forces of Rome" Charles Randolph Bruce Coauthor, Rebel King Series of Novels
Kathy Steele
"This is the bittersweet story of the life of a cripple before and after he was healed by a man named Jesus. The historical detail and daily life of 2,000 years ago is fascinating and at times shocking. You will enjoy your trip on the road to Capernaum and Benjamin will be difficult to forget.” Kathy Steele
Michael Simone
Redemptive stories are always, always, always the best stories. We need them to suture our hearts and duct tape our souls. We need them to take us somewhere where the view is grand and wide and gripping. This tale of personal redemption will rocket you through history and drop you off at the time of Jesus. You will feel the pulse of a first-century miracle. You will dangle over the edge of reason. You will drink deeply from true principles of faith and life. If you ever wanted to be seized by re
Nick Palermo
“I heartily recommend this wonderful story to you. What John has done is give a name to a nameless character in scripture. Thanks to John through this wonderful work so do we. Perhaps another miracle will happen through this book. Perhaps it will move you and me to find out the name of a person with a disability traveling the road to Capernaum where we live.” Nick Palermo National Director, Young Life Capernaum Ministries
Renshaw Fortier
“What a delightful and touching read. You take a fleeting moment in time and history, and weave a personal and human angle to what must have truly been an 'extraordinary time' in which to live! Thanks for a wonderful story.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011836039
Publisher:
Koehler Books
Publication date:
07/20/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,204,896
File size:
249 KB

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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Benjamin - The Road to Capernaum 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
letheridge2 More than 1 year ago
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.