For Those Who Couldn’t Come to the Release…
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- Literary Losers: DTQ Edition•
- Why Do People Change?•
- View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest•
- Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon•
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Literary Losers: DTQ Edition
Here’s a bit of ridiculousness for the kids.
That’s right, folks. It’s the next installment of Literary Losers, where I interview a villain from DTQ. The audio malfunctioned during recording, but we made do as best as we could. Enjoy!
Why Do People Change?
Why do people change for the better? And how? What makes them stop, realize they’ve done something mean, selfish, or insensitive, and decide to do something different? Two things: personal loss, which stinks; and love, which is both wonderful and terrifying. Personal loss, whether something simple like being grounded, or something worse, like losing a job or a friend, can lead a person to recognize mistakes. It naturally makes a person evaluate whether or not they did something wrong to make their life so unpleasant. It is therefore for their benefit to change.
Love—love is a different story. It’s dreadful to see someone you truly love suffer. So, at times, you might change in small ways for their benefit… to make them feel better even when doing so is a problem for you. For example, you might change how you say, do, or think something so the feelings of the person you love are spared. But sometimes love is so strong that we might be willing to put someone or something ahead of ourselves entirely. You might give your time, material possessions, energy, comfort, even your life, for the sake of the one you love.
It was with these thoughts in mind that I sent Daniel and Ben on their next quest. How would they have changed roughly eight months after their initial life-altering adventure? What choices would Daniel’s devotion to the Father lead him to make, and how would this affect Ben’s own spiritual growth? And what would their friendships with each other, Raylin, and Gabriela make them willing to do? Not to mention, what sort of poor choices would two teenage boys make that would naturally lead to some soul searching? They say you should get your heroes stuck up in trees and then throw stones at them. When both love for others and good old-fashioned teenage mistakes are in the mix, there were no shortages of trees, and I happened to find one really big stone.
I hope you enjoy the story and that it makes you reflect on the nature of the greatest Act of Love in history.
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Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer
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If you’ve read either Daniel and the Sun Sword or Daniel and the Triune Quest and enjoyed them, please review them on Amazon! Here are the links:
Praise for Sons and Daughters Series
Christian Fiction Review by Peter Younghusband
5.0 out of 5 stars (Amazon)
Better Than Its Predecessor. Takes This Series To The Next Level. You Won’t Be Disappointed.
By: Peter Younghusbandon September 15, 2017
Every author and every reader anticipate that a sequel will be just as good or better than the previous….Well, I can say that this is a better story than its predecessor (Daniel and the Sun Sword)….
Lumbatis has shown more of the biblical aspects of who God is, the Trinity, and the Gospel message….
The account where Daniel meets Jesus is powerful but gentle and bypasses the head and ministers straight to the heart….
I know Lumbatis researched the mythology and culture….[and] translated this research into the plot and setting of the novel very well. It is great world building….Makes it very credible and real.
Reader’s Favorite Review by Sarah Scheele
5.0 out of 5 stars (Reader’s Favorite)
Daniel and the Triune Quest is a blast—a breathtaking thrill ride!
A blast—a breathtaking thrill ride! Tantalizing prose, and…deliciously well-written. I fell head-over-heels for the witty, sarcastic dialogue. Daniel and Ben’s adventures are action-adventure spelled out, along with a hefty dose of drama, comedy, and memorable characters.
The action-packed narrative undoubtedly has the power to lure kids away from video games, and the spiritual messages are core, buoyed by dazzling anime-like visuals presented through…clear-cut learning arcs for the two boys.
Parents…should jump at this one and bookmark Nathan Lumbatis for future reference.
Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
–Virginia Featherstone on June 15, 2016
This entry was posted on October 14, 2017 by nathan.lumbatis. It was filed under Christianity, Daniel and the Triune Quest, YA Authors and was tagged with Christian books, Christian growth, Daniel and the Triune Quest, young adult christian.
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