"Chosen in Him." This is the book that America has been waiting for Another motivational masterpiece bordering on the lines of "Pursuit of Happiness." This is one for the entire family. It is not only a motivational story but also a love story that warms hearts with an identifiable and inescapable tragedy that has touched the lives of many. The experiences in "Chosen in Him," takes us on a reflective Siddharthian journey as we see how an American family bounces back from a tragedy of the unexpected death of a young wife and mother named Necie, who leaves behind her beloved husband James and their four children: James II, Jude, Candace, and Jonathan. Pastor James E. Markham was born in Los Angeles, California to Thallious and Cella Stine Markham. He has been a math teacher for seven years in the Los Angeles Unified School District and ten years in the Rialto Unified School District. In 1982, the late Bishop James Cummings assigned him as pastor to Emmanuel Temple CME church in Victorville, California. For the past 27 years he and the Emmanuel Temple church family have been successfully emphasizing church and spiritual growth through the power of prayer. He and the membership are known throughout the High Desert for their evangelistic outreach through preaching, charities, benevolence, feeding, and compassionately praying for the bereaved and the sick and shut in. Pastor Markham has a simple four point ministry: 1) Soul winning 2) Prayer 3) Preaching 4) and Tithing. His favorite slogan that he is known by is: "God is Good-All the time and All the Time-God is Good." He is thankful to Bishop Henry Williamson, Bishop William Graves, Bishop E. Lynn Brown, Bishop Nathaniel Lindsey, Rev. Elliot & Sis. Mason, and prophetess Pearl Young and a host of leaders for their inspiration in leadership.