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James Flerlage is an experienced writer, researcher and speaker. His articles have appeared in national and international magazines and in syndicated publications. Among other credentials, he holds a master's in business administration and is a graduate of Sewanee University’s Education for Ministry program. James is happily married, the proud father of two daughters, and active in his church and community. In his spare time, he enjoys drumming, fishing and reading. He is currently working on his next novel.

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Before Bethlehem
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Before Bethlehem made the January 1, 2014 issue of Kirkus Reviews Magazine. I am very grateful for the emails and kind words from readers. Thank you for your ongoing support.

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Before Bethlehem by James Flerlage
"While this book is well written, and some research went into writing the book. I did enjoy the story from a fictional point of view, it did leave out a few things that seemed missing from the story I have heard. If you take away what you know from..." Read more of this review »
Before Bethlehem by James Flerlage
"A very touching and thoughtful imagining of Joseph's introduction to Mary, and the events that lead up to the birth of Jesus. HINT: if you get hung up on the fact that it isn't a regurgitation of the bible's telling of the immaculate conception an..." Read more of this review »
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Before Bethlehem by James Flerlage
"Excellent storytelling

A delightful read. This was a great view into a world that existed before our Savior was born. Despite being a work of fiction, the author does a splendid job of telling the story through the eyes of young James, and gives an..." Read more of this review »
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Borg/Crossan's interpretation of "historical fiction" aligns with many of my own views, particularly the quotations on page 35: "When people ask about a story, 'Is that historical?' they mean, 'Did that happen? Is that factual?' But this is not what ...more
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“Why is it that a man always stops to admire another man's work at the worst possible time?”
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“I have witnessed enough violence in my lifetime to invite a thousand nightmares.”
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“If our sons do not see the things we have seen, how can they hope for change? If we are not here to teach them peace, who will?”
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“But you were always a good man of business, Jacob,' faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself.

Business!' cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!”
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“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”
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