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John L. Betcher

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in Red Wing, MN, The United States



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Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook TOP 100 bestselling author, John L. Betcher, holds a Bachelor's Degree, cum laude, in English from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis. He has practiced law for more than twenty-five years in the Mississippi River community of Red Wing, Minnesota.

Mr. Betcher has published an award-winning series of "Becker" suspense/thriller novels. The first five are THE 19TH ELEMENT, THE MISSING ELEMENT, THE COVERT ELEMENT, THE EXILED ELEMENT. and THE CRITICAL ELEMENT. He has also authored the award-winning spiritual phenomenon, A HIGHER COURT.

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A secret meeting between an army Colonel and a U.S. Senator reveal information about an Air Force bas in the Mojave Desert. Area 51 houses the nation’s black projects. Only a chosen select few know it even exi..." Read more of this review »
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“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt?" Wise person, whoever it was.”
John L. Betcher, The Missing Element

“For a scientist, who has placed his faith in the testability of the scientific method, and in his own intellectual ability to figure things out for himself, egoism would tend to push him in the direction of a belief that the origin of the universe is explainable and rational. “He has no need for a supernatural explanation. In fact, he may even find the idea that a God created the universe repugnant. If there is a God who created the universe, and who can manipulate its properties from time to time, then the scientist’s proofs of natural laws, chemical properties and physical interactions would be relegated to second position behind God’s ultimate set of rules. A scientist may not embrace the demotion. “Another interesting thought is that the self-centeredness present to some degree in all human minds might cause us to consider any God to be a threat to humanity’s supremacy in the universe. “Think about it. If there is no God, who or what would be the greatest, most intelligent, most advanced being in the universe? Humans. So if a person has no convincing evidence one way or the other, his self-centeredness would lead him to conclude that there is no God – thus ratifying his own supremacy.”
John L. Betcher, A Higher Court: One Man's Search for the Truth of God's Existence

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt?”
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Ellen Maze Hi John! Thank you for the friend request. I added two of your books to my GR shelf--looking good!

Write any time :-)
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PS: Currently promoting my novel The Judging: The Corescu Chronicles Book One (Please add to your GR shelf if you like!)

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