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The new pastor's family made an almost perfect picture standing on the church platform that splendid first Sunday morning in early 1958. The "almost" of that picture was the youngest son, Ben. At first glance he might have looked like a normal nine-year-old boy dressed up against his will for church. But there was something else about Ben that made him stand out from the rest of his family and the church_something that kept him from pretending that he wanted to be there.^^Within and without the hallowed walls of the Colorado Avenue Standard Christian Church, the sheer honesty of Ben Beamering will cause all kinds of commotion and consternation as he actually does and says what so many believers always wanted to do and say but didn't dare. And neither his family nor the church are prepared for the challenge.^^No one who met Ben was ever quite the same, and no one loved Ben more and knew him better than his best friend Jonathan, who tells this captivating story.
In the late 50's setting, a captivating novel of a pastor's young son whose sheer honesty in seeking God confronts everyone in the church. No one who met Ben was ever quite the same. So how could he cause so much trouble?
John Fischer has been mixing his unique combination of singing, speaking, and humor for a variety of audiences for over thirty years. His multifaceted talents of song writing, speaking, singing, and writing reflect the many avenues by which John carries on a spiritual dialogue with real life and real people. ýJohn's books present a thought-provoking challenge to the Christian Church today, encouraging believers to pull the true essence of their faith from the trappings of the contemporary Christian subculture. John's debut into fiction, Saint Ben, received a Silver Angel award for fiction. <<br>