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The Because Fiction Podcast

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Taking the pulse of Christian fiction, Because Fiction explores the lastest trends in Christian fiction, discusses genres, specific authors, new releases, and classics as well. If it's Christian fiction (or something readers love), we talk about it.

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Episode 86: A Chat with Contemporary Fiction Author, Steven Rogers

What would happen if an addict who has alienated his family ended up on a trip with some "religious nuts" to the Holy Land. Author Steven Rogers takes that premise and runs with it.

Told in a unique voice that seems to speak directly to the reader, the book takes the reader on a tour of Israel with Ben Cahill while he discovers the land where Jesus walked and maybe Jesus in the process?

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What Does It Take to Change a Messed Up Man's Life Forever?

Steven Rogers spent years in the business world before retiring... to write.  Instead of kicking back on the golf course, he pounds away on an old, rusty, manual typewriter... okay, that's a total lie. I don't know how he writes except that he says he's a total "pantser."  He had no idea where he's going when he writes. He "flies by the seat of his pants."

His first novel got its conception on a plane to Israel, of all places!  Steven tells us about his character's journey through the Holy Land and even gives a hint of where it will go in the next book.

Oh, and got a book club?

One brilliant thing Rogers is doing is offering to do Zoom or in-person (if you live close) meetings with book clubs wanting to discuss this book. And hey, no charge!  ;)

Seriously, I am really looking forward to reading this book. It's written in first person/present tense, but I don't care. I loved the direct commentary I saw, and it really seems to be the sort of "journey to faith" book I love most.

Into the Room by Steven Rogers

Can a journey across the Holy Land redeem a reluctant pilgrim?

Ben Cahill’s life is an alcohol-saturated mess. After an insincere effort in a rehab facility, he is alienated from his family, out of work, and determined to continue his habit. To make matters worse, he finds himself on a tour of Israel, along with, as he calls them, a bunch of Holy Rollers.

As the trip progresses, Ben experiences the Holy Land’s major historical sites and is exposed to God’s word. He interacts with his fellow travelers, gradually learning about their faith and their lives. Along the way, Ben becomes embroiled in a spiritual war, reinforcing his guilt and, in turn, forcing him to recall his past actions and behaviors. He also begins a different journey, one that leads him to redemption and a place in God’s family.

If you want to learn more about Steven, visit his WEBSITE and check out his blog!  There's great stuff over there.

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