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In the year AD 11, a crippled baby boy named Benjamin was born to a rabbi and his wife in the town of Capernaum, a fishing village on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee. This in and of itself was not noteworthy, for various forms of disability were prevalent then, as they are today. It wasn t until later in the life of Benjamin, that he would become part of recorded history, and remain with us for almost two thousand years. His miraculous moment was captured and recorded in the best and most irrefutable historical reference book ever produced about that period: the Bible. This novel takes Benjamin s true story from the Bible and imagines what the rest of his story would be. Benjamin existed in the Bible for perhaps an hour. This book gives him life, and lets him exist for the rest of his life.
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Before that day he was a weak and worthless cripple, a “sinful man” according to his father. Afterwards he was completely healed of his physical disabilities at the hands of the rabbi from Nazareth. Destined for the dungeons of society, suddenly a world without limits was open to him. This is the story of Benjamin, a man who was given a new body, a new life, and a new chance to live life the way he had always dreamed.About the Author:
One of six kids, John grew up in Virginia Beach, and after years away, now makes it his home. A 1980 graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Communications Arts and Design, John went on to graduate studies at George Washington University, in Washington, DC. After stints as Art Director at several DC area ad agencies, including Stackig, Sanderson & White, John founded Koehler Studios, Inc., in 1993. Koehler Studios, www.koehlerstudios.com, has won 18 gold and silver Addy Awards and the Silver Medal Healthcare Advertising Award. John is remains active in the professional community. He is a past president of the Hampton Roads Ad Club and is involved with various volunteer groups and activities, including pro bono work for a number of charitable organizations. In 2005 John turned his passion into his profession by accepting a position as the Hampton Roads Area Director for Young Life Capernaum, a ministry dedicated to helping children with disabilities. John's first book was book Bipolar by Koehler, which covers his life with mental illness. Perhaps his best known accomplishment was winning the 1991 Boomerang World Championship in Perth, Australia. John milks this relentlessly and gives away signed boomerangs like candy. 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. 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. Both are excellent students and artists. Professional Service 2001 Board Member of Tidewater Society of Communicating Art 1996-2000 Board Member of Hampton Roads Ad Club 1999 President of Hampton Roads Ad Club 1998-2000 Va. Beach Vo. Tech., Advertising Design Advisory Council 1997-1999 Gifted Arts Advisory Board Boomerang Awards & Service 2002 Coach of World Champion US Boomerang Team 1998-2000 Captain
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