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Spiritual Beings

In this Post…

  • Spiritual Beings
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Spiritual Beings

The Bible Project has always been awesome, but their latest series on Spiritual Beings really raises the bar! Especially because of their emphasis on the Divine Council, the tactics of fallen angelic powers, and…how all this fits within the Sons and Daughters mythology!

Really, I should should say how the Sons and Daughters mythology fits within it…I mean…they are just illustrating what the Bible says.

Anyway, here, in order, is the series. I encouraged EVERYONE to watch them all. But hey, only if you really want to understand the Bible, history, the spiritual influences on human nature…you know…small things like that.


DSS in Top 100 Twice

One thing you should know about authors…we obsessively check the sales rankings of our books on Amazon.

So, naturally, I was happy when my obsessiveness paid off this past week when Daniel and the Sun Sword was in the top 100 for its primary category…twice! Hooray!


 Read My Books? Please Review Them on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

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.

Read the entire review here!

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!
on June 15, 2016


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2


 


Write Stuff Radio Interview

In this Post…

  • Write Stuff Radio Interview 
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Write Stuff Radio Interview

On Tuesday night I had the privilege of speaking with Parker J. Cole, author of 11 books (I think she just finished her 12th) and radio talk show host. She interviewed me about Daniel and the Sun Sword and Daniel and the Triune Quest, life, and writing in general. It was a blast!

If you didn’t get a chance to listen live, here is the show again. The interview really starts around the 12 minute mark. Enjoy!

 

Write Stuff Radio image


 Read My Books? Please Review Them on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

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.

Read the entire review here!

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!
on June 15, 2016


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Amazon

Barnes&Noble

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2



Stop Thinking About Yourself!

In this Post…

  • Stop Thinking About Yourself!
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Stop Thinking About Yourself!

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”   C.S. Lewis

I think a lot about what good old C.S. said. Not because I’m super humble and spiritual, but because throughout any given day I realize I’ve been thinking about MYSELF constantly and then feel convicted of being self-centered. Which I am, by the way. It’s not just a feeling.

The struggle is real.

When I take a look around the cultural landscape, though, I realize I’m in good company. I don’t know if the advent of social media with its selfies and status updates has made it worse, but it certainly hasn’t made it better. In the very least, it has simply revealed that our human hearts are desperately consumed with self-worship.

∴  Please Like this post, by the way. LIKE it now!! Please please please please. And don’t forget to check me (ME!) out on Instragram, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Linkedin…*continues to mutter an infinite list of social media websites/apps*  ∴

How can I begin to think of myself less? How can I change my autopilot so that my brain doesn’t automatically shift into ME-GEAR?

(more…)


What’s Your Plot?

In this Post…

  • What’s Your Plot? 
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

What’s Your Plot?

This weekend, my wife and I were asked to share our testimonies with our Sunday School class. This got me thinking: if I was a character in a book, what would the plot for my spiritual life look like?

How have I grown (or not, for that matter)?  

What problems have I overcome?

Where is the Author taking me?

Should I be more mature than I am now?

It’s made me think hard about my spiritual growth over my meager 36 years, which has been a good exercise. I’ve written out the outline of my growth below, and I challenge you to evaluate your own spiritual growth as well. It’s humbling (and sometimes surprising) to recognize that even in times that seem slow or monotonous, God is at work preparing your for the next chapter.

 

My Character Arc So Far…

Childhood: God wakes Nathan up in the middle of the night and shows him his sin. Nathan repents and his nominal faith becomes genuine saving faith.

Theme: Salvation

Early Adolescence: Nathan fears he is isn’t truly saved and learns about the certainty of salvation.

Theme: Certainty of redemption. 

Mid-Adolescence: Nathan struggles with acceptance and self-worth (like every teenager) and God teaches him about identity and self-worth in Christ.

Theme: Identity as a Son of God

Late Adolescence: God does not allow Nathan’s uncertainty about the future prevent moving forward; he opens the door for college and kicks Nathan through.

Theme: Testing Faith

Early Twenties: Nathan gets married and starts a career. He learns that despite his insecurities, he must lead, serve, and prioritize that person above his own interests and feelings, and that he also must help others grow closer to God through counseling—all despite his still being a work in progress. He is overwhelmed.

Theme: Recognition of his need for God to fill him everyday.

Late Twenties/Early Thirties: Nathan and his wife move home and start a family. Nathan learns what true fear is and must learn to trust God with not only his life, but the lives of his family.

Theme: Faith in God’s promises

Present: Nathan must recognize that he does NOT have everything figured out and “together,” and is put in situations requiring him to exercise his faith in God’s goodness even when life is chaotic and the future is uncertain. Old lessons about trust and identity as a child of God are learned in a deeper way.

Theme: Dependence on God and recognition of personal limitations.

 


 Read My Books? Please Review Them on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

 


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 



First Fruits of Resurrection

In this Post…

  • First Fruits of Resurrection 
  • Daniel and the Sun Sword Rankings 
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

First Fruits of Resurrection

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15: 20-22)

A theme of death and resurrection is woven throughout Daniel and the Triune Quest because it is a central tenet of Christianity, but also because it is something that resonates within all of us. We are hard-wired to hope that our aging, sickly, ever-failing bodies can’t be all there is—that there must be something more.  We all long for a new, immortal, incorruptible form.

Praise God that our belief and hope is not in vain, and that we will follow our Savior through death and into Life!


 

DSS Amazon Ranking

I was excited to see Daniel and the Sun Sword in the top 100 for it’s primary ranking this week!

 


 Read My Books? Please Review Them on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

 


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 



March Happenings

In this Post…

  • Write Stuff Radio / Website / Nerd Sighting
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Write Stuff Radio

July 31st, I’ll be appearing on the Write Stuff Radio with Parker J. Cole. Here’s a link to one of the most recent shows.

Website

If you’ve taken a gander at my homepage lately, you’ll have noticed the look has changed a bit. I linked my new counseling website (nathanlumbatiscounseling.wordpress.com) with my writing website. Head on over to take a look.

 

B&N

This will probably seem lame to you all, but it never gets old to me. I was walking through Barnes and Noble last night and stumbled across Daniel and the Sun Sword mixed in with other books in the Young Adult section. Not in the Local Authors section, mind you. In the “Real Young Adult Books” section. It gave me a little thrill.


 Read My Books? Please Review Them on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

 


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 



The Olympics, Nathan Chen, and Humility

In this Post…

  • The Olympics and Humility
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

 The Olympics and Humility

The Olympics are amazing to me. Olympians dedicate a huge portion of their lives to training, and then put themselves on display for the world to critique. When they do well, it’s awesome. When they make mistakes, it’s devastating. Nathan Chen is one such athlete. His ability is far ahead of his peers, but Olympic nerves got the better of him.

In watching such performances (and mistakes) unfold, I often wonder what the Lord’s plans are.  He hates pride; surely he orchestrates such “falls” to bring people to the end of themselves, where they can recognize their need for Him. I have no idea if Nathan Chen is a Christian, but it will be interesting to find out if his failures drive him closer to God, or toward self-reliance. I guess we’ll find out in the 2022 Olympics.

In the mean time, watching his story has challenged me to be wary of pride and self-reliance. We are all Vessels, nothing more. What we choose to be filled with determines if we are destined for nobility or destruction.

What are you a Vessel for? Self or God?


 Read My Books? Please Review Them on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

 


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 



Re-reading Old Favorites and Book 3

In this Post…

  • Re-reading Old Favorites…Getting Inspiration for Book 3
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

 Re-reading Old Favorites and Book 3

The past six months have been INCREDIBLY busy and hectic. There’s been a book release, major changes at my old practice, moving into a NEW practice, a blog tour in the midst of that…oh, and let’s not forget Thanksgiving and Christmas. Did I mention I also have kids and a wife?

All that is to say, I haven’t been the most attentive blogger/author. Hopefully that can all change now and things will quiet down. Dear God please.

(more…)


Merry Christmas! / Tour Day 6 / Interview with Daniel and Ben

In this Post…

  • DTQ Blog Tour and Giveaway: Day 6 Link
  • Interview with Daniel and Ben
  • Secret Words So Far…
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Daniel and the Triune Quest

Blog Tour and Giveaway

Merry Christmas!

Head on over to Saturday’s Blog Tour site to see the secret word and read my guest post. Unfortunately, there was a slight confusion and the same article from Lorehaven (The Wild Spirit) was posted there. BUT, the secret word is correct.

Thanks, Ms. Cole, for allowing me to be featured on your site!

Additionally, all the secret words are now posted in the next section below.

Never fear, though! Here is the Character Interview with Daniel and Ben that was slotted to appear there. Enjoy!

Interviewer:  Today, we are interviewing Daniel and Ben Jones from Nathan Lumbatis’s Sons and Daughters series. Welcome!

Daniel: Hi.

Ben: Thanks! This is so cool. I’ve never been interviewed before. It makes me feel important.

Daniel: You’re not. Don’t let it go to your head.

Ben: Pfft. Nerd.

Interviewer: : Okay guys! Let’s get started. If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?

Daniel: That’s easy. Probably sleep. Play video games. Sleep again. Maybe kick around a soccer ball until my next naptime.

Ben: You’re so lazy. I’d probably ride my bike around the neighborhood, chill out with my dad. And maybe kick Daniel a couple times.

Interviewer: Classic teenagers. You two seem like you’ve been brothers your entire lives. That’s great. Next question.

What impression do you make on people when they first meet you?

Daniel: Uh, this got deep real fast. It’s kinda starting to feel like a homework assignment. I don’t know. Maybe that I’m an awesome soccer player.

Ben: How would people know you play soccer when they first meet you unless you’re bragging about it?

Daniel: Like you’re some interview expert. All right, what’s your answer?

Ben: Well, I hope people think I’m nice and helpful. And maybe cute with an irresistible smile.

Daniel: Such a doofus.

Interviewer: Well, I’m sure you both make a good impression wherever you are.

What was your favorite part in Daniel and the Triune Quest?

(Daniel and Ben look at each other)

Ben: Favorite part? The end when we were home and still alive. Do you know what we went through?

Daniel: Yeah. It wasn’t fun. Although, there was one part in the very beginning where I was asleep. That was awesome. But everything else stunk. Oh, and when I played soccer and totally beat Ben right before everything went downhill—it was awesome. That was your favorite part, right, Ben?

Ben: No. But I did like it when you were asleep and I didn’t have to listen to your obnoxious comments.

Interviewer: Okay, fine. What was your least favorite part of the book?

Daniel: I don’t think I’m allowed to say. It’ll ruin the suspense, and I’d probably get grounded. But, duh, it’s the part when that really, really bad thing happens. You know… (nods at Ben).

Ben: Do you really have to ask? I mean…could there be anything worse? It was literally the worst moment in my life. Kind of insensitive of you to ask, by the way.

Daniel: Yup.

Interviewer: Sorry! Geez. It’s a standard interview question. I’ll try to be more sensitive in the future.

How’s this one: What do you suppose God thinks of you?

Ben: Hmm. Well, even though he lets us go through some tough times, I’m sure he loves me. I guess he thinks of me as his son.

Daniel: Same.

Interviewer: You don’t want to add anything, Daniel?

Daniel: Nope. I’m his son and he loves me. I think that answers the question pretty well.

Interviewer: Okay. No sense beating a dead horse. In Daniel and the Triune Quest, you both have an experience with the Son, the second person of the Trinity. What was that like?

Ben: Ha! It was overwhelming in every way you could possibly imagine.

Daniel: I felt like I was plugged into an electrical socket. But, you know… I didn’t mind it.

Ben: Or like you were standing next to a star and any second you were just going to be eradicated by its power.

Daniel: Exactly. It was good, though. Better than good. It was probably the best experience of my life. I guess I’d say that was my favorite part of the quest, now that you mention it.

Ben: Yeah. If I could’ve just stayed with him…but, well, I asked him if I could and he said no. That’s the whole point of life though, right? To get back to him?

Daniel: I think so. But wait, you tried to stay? What about me?

Ben: I came back, didn’t I? Can you blame me for trying?

Daniel: Yes, watch me. I’m blaming you right now.

Ben: Aw, you would’ve missed me. Poor wittle Daniel would’ve been all awone.

Daniel: I would’ve missed laughing at your pathetic soccer skills.

Ben: So mean.

Interviewer: Your experience with him sounds amazing. Next question: What do you like about being brothers?

Daniel: Ugh! Not more deep stuff! Can’t you ask me about my favorite video games or movies or something?

Ben: What Daniel means is, he loves sharing a room with me because now he doesn’t feel so lonely. And becoming my brother gives his life the meaning he was always looking for. It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Right, Daniel?

Daniel: (Rolls his eyes) More like, the best thing about being your brother is that standing next to you makes me look taller and hotter, and more girls notice me.

Ben: All except Gabriela, huh?

Daniel: Hey! What the heck, man? Way to take it too far!

Interviewer: My goodness. For those who don’t know, who is this Gabriela?

Ben: Oh, you better let me answer this one. If Daniel tries, he’ll start blushing and get all giggly.

Daniel: What the—

Ben: Gabriela is this girl we met in Peru during our first quest. She’s really pretty and nice, and super brave, and Daniel’s got a crush on her. But now she’s off serving the Three somewhere and doesn’t have time for dating.

Daniel: I’m going to kill you. As soon as we’re alone, I’m calling one of the Enemy’s monsters and inviting them over to eat you for lunch.

Ben: Ha! You’re blushing. That was too easy. I win!

Daniel: (Folds his arms and glares back)

Interviewer:  Well, she sounds lovely. Adoption or no, you boys sure do act like real brothers. While we’re on the subject of supporting characters in the book, how is your ex-adoptive sister, Gator?

Daniel: Huge.

Ben: Probably clipping her Aunt Barf’s toenails again.

Interviewer:  (Chuckles) Yes, well…do you think she is doing well? For those who don’t know, it’s been 8 months since her father lost custody and she’s been living with her Aunt Barf. Unfortunate name, really.

Ben: Let’s not lose sight of the fact that her dad lost custody because he allowed her to beat me and Daniel up, and he tried to turn Daniel into a slave. So, you know, go easy on the sympathy. But, when she popped in at the end of the book, she looked more like a normal human, so that’s good.

Daniel: Ben, man…have a little compassion. She did look better, though. Her eyes had less of that “I’m going to pound you into the dirt” kind of look, and more of a “I think I just had a feeling” look.  I think she’ll turn out okay. Living with Aunt Barf is probably helping her realize how a normal home is supposed to work. Hopefully.

Ben: I wish I had an Aunt Barf.

Daniel: Aw. Me too. That’d be hilarious.

Interviewer: Okay. Last question. But, I have to say, it’s a serious one. It was clear at the end of the book that the Enemy has some ominous things planned for the world. How will you focus on saving Raylin when so much hangs in the balance?

Ben: Uh, I don’t even know how to focus on my math homework, much less balancing Raylin and the world. So, I have no idea. We’ll just do what we have to do, I guess.

Daniel:  Yeah. We have to save Raylin in order to save the world, anyway, so… it’s all the same. Rescuing her, beating up a monster, defeating the Enemy—the Three will work it all out.

But, you know, these quests usually begin and end with some nasty monsters popping up. It’s not like we have a choice but to focus on defeating whatever’s trying to kill us in the moment. I imagine the quest for Raylin will be the same. Sorry world. If it’s between saving you and blasting an oozing demon that wants to eat me, I’m going to handle the demon first.

Ben: Like any monster has tried to eat you! It’s me they go after, Daniel. Every time!

Daniel: Not true! They try to….No. You’re right. You’re the one who all the monsters try to eat. Yep.

Interviewer: You guys are hilarious. It’s been a pleasure picking your brains for these ten minutes or so. Let’s do this again sometime after your next quest.

Ben: Sure.

Daniel: Bring food.

Ben: Good idea! Yeah, bring pizza.

Interviewer: I’ll see what I can do.

Blog Tour Schedule

MONDAY, December 18, 2017: www.nathanlumbatis.com

TUESDAY, December 19, 2017: https://tpssarahlightshadows.wordpress.com/   

WEDNESDAY, December 20, 2017: http://dreams-dragons.blogspot.com/

THURSDAY, December 21, 2017: http://christianfictionreviewguru.blogspot.com/

FRDAY, December 22, 2017: http://speculativefaith.lorehaven.com

SATURDAY, December 23, 2017: https://thewritestuffradio.wordpress.com/


Find all the secret words found in each participating blog post, combine them into a complete sentence at the end of the tour on Saturday, then follow the Rafflecopter link below to enter the sentence as your answer. 

 The secret words so far are:

Monday: “Must”

Tuesday: “Ben”

Wednesday: “to themselves”

Thursday: “and”

Friday: “Daniel”

Saturday: “Die”

♦♦♦♦♦

Enter the Giveaway!

_____

First prize: Signed copies of Daniel and the Sun Sword and Daniel and the Triune Quest

+

Sons and Daughters Bookmarks

_____

Second Prize: Signed copy of Daniel and the Sun Sword + Bookmark

Enter the Giveaway!


Review My Books on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

 


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 



DTQ Blog Tour and Giveaway: Day 5

In this Post…

  • DTQ Blog Tour and Giveaway: Day 5 Link
  • Secret Words So Far…
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Daniel and the Triune Quest

Blog Tour and Giveaway

 Head on over to Friday’s Blog Tour site to see the secret word and read my guest post at the Speculative Faith website. Here’s an excerpt…

 

 The Wild Spirit

(or Zombie Christianity)

(Random Sappy Christian Movie or Book Scene)

“Good afternoon, Timmy.” Mr. Heartsworth waved to Timmy from his garden, his face framed by the red roses he was planting in the dark, rich earth. “How was school today?” He stood and ambled to the fence, his knees creaking with each step.

Timmy shook his head, his curly, blond hair bouncing as he did. “Not good. Anger got the best of me again, Mr. Heartsworth. Kicked a teacher in the shin and stole a candy bar from a friend. I wish I wasn’t so bad! If I don’t get a handle on myself, I’ll probably end up being a drug-dealer, atheist, and maybe a human trafficker. What is wrong with me, Mr. Heartsworth?”

The old man brushed off dirty hands and waved for Timmy to follow him into the garden. With one quick movement, he took his phone out of his pocket, opened Spotify, and turned on Bill and Gloria Gaither’s Just As I Am.

READ MORE…

Blog Tour Schedule

MONDAY, December 18, 2017: www.nathanlumbatis.com

TUESDAY, December 19, 2017: https://tpssarahlightshadows.wordpress.com/   

WEDNESDAY, December 20, 2017: http://dreams-dragons.blogspot.com/

THURSDAY, December 21, 2017: http://christianfictionreviewguru.blogspot.com/

FRDAY, December 22, 2017: http://speculativefaith.lorehaven.com

SATURDAY, December 23, 2017: https://thewritestuffradio.wordpress.com/

Let the tour continue!


Find all the secret words found in each participating blog post, combine them into a complete sentence at the end of the tour on Saturday, then follow the Rafflecopter link below to enter the sentence as your answer. 

 The secret words so far are:

Monday: “Must”

Tuesday: “Ben”

Wednesday: “to themselves”

Thursday: “and”

Friday: “Daniel”

♦♦♦♦♦

Enter the Giveaway!

_____

First prize: Signed copies of Daniel and the Sun Sword and Daniel and the Triune Quest

+

Sons and Daughters Bookmarks

_____

Second Prize: Signed copy of Daniel and the Sun Sword + Bookmark

Enter the Giveaway!


Review My Books on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

 


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 



DTQ Blog Tour and Giveaway: Day 4

In this Post…

  • DTQ Blog Tour and Giveaway: Day 4 Link
  • Secret Words So Far…
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Daniel and the Triune Quest Blog Tour and Giveaway

 Head on over to Thursday’s Blog Tour site to see the secret word and read Peter’s interview with me. Here’s a snippet to whet your appetite…

What inspired you to write the Sons and Daughters series?

I work a lot with children and teenagers who come out of broken homes, many of whom have been adopted or were in foster care at some point. One thing they all have in common was a hunger for identity—a place to belong to, a family heritage to call their own, a history they can be plugged into. Really, that’s a desire we all have, it just seemed emphasized in these children. And, ultimately, that need is fulfilled in salvation, in our adoption into God’s family. That need and fulfillment were the inspiration for Sons and Daughters.

How would you describe the Daniel and the Triune Quest in a text message?

That’s hard! Probably:

READ MORE…

Blog Tour Schedule

MONDAY, December 18, 2017: www.nathanlumbatis.com

TUESDAY, December 19, 2017: https://tpssarahlightshadows.wordpress.com/   

WEDNESDAY, December 20, 2017: http://dreams-dragons.blogspot.com/

THURSDAY, December 21, 2017: http://christianfictionreviewguru.blogspot.com/

FRDAY, December 22, 2017: http://speculativefaith.lorehaven.com

SATURDAY, December 23, 2017: https://thewritestuffradio.wordpress.com/

Let the tour continue!


Find all the secret words found in each participating blog post, combine them into a complete sentence at the end of the tour on Saturday, then follow the Rafflecopter link below to enter the sentence as your answer. 

 The secret words so far are:

Monday: “Must”

Tuesday: “Ben”

Wednesday: “to themselves”

Thursday: “and”

♦♦♦♦♦

Enter the Giveaway!

_____

First prize: Signed copies of Daniel and the Sun Sword and Daniel and the Triune Quest

+

Sons and Daughters Bookmarks

_____

Second Prize: Signed copy of Daniel and the Sun Sword + Bookmark

Enter the Giveaway!


Review My Books on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

 


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 



DTQ Blog Tour and Giveaway: Day 3

In this Post…

  • DTQ Blog Tour and Giveaway: Day 3 Link
  • Secret Words So Far…
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Daniel and the Triune Quest Blog Tour and Giveaway

 Head on over to Wednesday’s Blog Tour site to see the secret word and read Christianity and Mythology: A Reprise

Those who were around for the release of my first book,  Daniel and the Sun Sword, will remember that I wrote about the subject of Christianity and Mythology then. I decided to expand on this topic for the release of the sequel in hopes to further explore the traces of Christianity sprinkled throughout worldwide mythologies.

Speculative Fiction begins by presuming the basics of a Christian worldview and then asking “What if?“. One of the central What if’s of Daniel and the Triune Quest, and the Sons and Daughters series as a whole, has to do with the origin of worldwide mythologies: What if every culture’s myths grew out of man’s fallen memory of the one true God, his plan for redemption, and the rebellion of dark angels? Wouldn’t there be traces of truth and the thread of redemption in those ancient stories?

READ MORE…

Blog Tour Schedule

MONDAY, December 18, 2017: www.nathanlumbatis.com

TUESDAY, December 19, 2017: https://tpssarahlightshadows.wordpress.com/   

WEDNESDAY, December 20, 2017: http://dreams-dragons.blogspot.com/

THURSDAY, December 21, 2017: http://christianfictionreviewguru.blogspot.com/

FRDAY, December 22, 2017: http://speculativefaith.lorehaven.com

SATURDAY, December 23, 2017: https://thewritestuffradio.wordpress.com/

Let the tour continue!


Find all the secret words found in each participating blog post, combine them into a complete sentence at the end of the tour on Saturday, then follow the Rafflecopter link below to enter the sentence as your answer. 

 The secret words so far are:

Monday: “Must”

Tuesday: “Ben”

Wednesday: “to themselves”

♦♦♦♦♦

Enter the Giveaway!

_____

First prize: Signed copies of Daniel and the Sun Sword and Daniel and the Triune Quest

+

Sons and Daughters Bookmarks

_____

Second Prize: Signed copy of Daniel and the Sun Sword + Bookmark

Enter the Giveaway!


Review My Books on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

 


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 



DTQ Blog Tour and Giveaway: Day 2

In this Post…

  • DTQ Blog Tour and Giveaway: Day 2 Link
  • Secret Words So Far…
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Daniel and the Triune Quest Blog Tour and Giveaway

 Head on over to Tuesday’s Blog Tour site to see the secret word!

Blog Tour Schedule

MONDAY, December 18, 2017: www.nathanlumbatis.com

TUESDAY, December 19, 2017: https://tpssarahlightshadows.wordpress.com/   

WEDNESDAY, December 20, 2017: http://dreams-dragons.blogspot.com/

THURSDAY, December 21, 2017: http://christianfictionreviewguru.blogspot.com/

FRDAY, December 22, 2017: http://speculativefaith.lorehaven.com

SATURDAY, December 23, 2017: https://thewritestuffradio.wordpress.com/

Let the tour continue!


Find all the secret words found in each participating blog post, combine them into a complete sentence at the end of the tour on Saturday, then follow the Rafflecopter link below to enter the sentence as your answer. 

 The secret words so far are:

Monday: “Must”

Tuesday: “to themselves”

♦♦♦♦♦

Enter the Giveaway!

_____

First prize: Signed copies of Daniel and the Sun Sword and Daniel and the Triune Quest

+

Sons and Daughters Bookmarks

_____

Second Prize: Signed copy of Daniel and the Sun Sword + Bookmark

Enter the Giveaway!


Review My Books on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

 


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 



Daniel and the Triune Quest Blog Tour and Giveaway

In this Post…

  • Daniel and the Triune Quest Blog Tour and Giveaway 
  • Is there a Personal God (Read to find the secret word…)
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Daniel and the Triune Quest Blog Tour and Giveaway

Today begins the Daniel and the Triune Quest Blog Tour and Giveaway. Over the next five days, a new website/blog will feature content surrounding the Sons and Daughters series each day. This will include an author interview, character interview with Daniel and Ben, new articles written by yours truly, etc.

But wait. There’s more!

Each post will feature a “secret word,” including THIS ONE. Visit each post over the next several days, collect the words, compile them into the correct sentence, and enter the sentence in the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end of the tour to win a prize!

Each participating website will have a link to the Rafflecopter Giveaway, including mine. Want to know what you could win? Read the post below to find out.

Blog Tour Schedule

MONDAY, December 18, 2017: www.nathanlumbatis.com

TUESDAY, December 19, 2017: https://tpssarahlightshadows.wordpress.com/   

WEDNESDAY, December 20, 2017: http://dreams-dragons.blogspot.com/

THURSDAY, December 21, 2017: http://christianfictionreviewguru.blogspot.com/

FRDAY, December 22, 2017: http://speculativefaith.lorehaven.com

SATURDAY, December 23, 2017: https://thewritestuffradio.wordpress.com/

Let the tour commence!


Find all the secret words found in each participating blog post (including this one), combine them into a complete sentence at the end of the tour on Saturday, then follow the Rafflecopter link below to enter the sentence as your answer. 

Is There a Personal God?

Daniel and the Triune Quest takes place mostly in a rural Indian town steeped in Hinduism. If posed with the question of whether or not there is a personal god, interested and invested in the daily lives of his/her worshipers, and loving those followers with an unconditional love, a typical Hindu will likely answer with a resounding “No.”

Hinduism is like a complicated tangle of multiverses with good and evil being ambiguous, gods and goddesses having (at least) dual personalities, three versions for every myth, and a dreadful uncertainty at its core in the form of the karmic circle.

~  The secret word is “MUST” ~

Part of Daniel and Ben’s mission while in India is to share about their personal experiences with the Three–the Father, the Spirit, and the Son. Their testimony is foreign to their new Indian friends, but the Truth of a personal, loving God resonates within them.

Most people don’t have earth-shaking spiritual experiences like Daniel and Ben which shatters their spiritual doubt. But, the yearning in all of our hearts for a deeply personal relationship with God is evidence that there is an object of that yearning in existence. C.S. Lewis sums it up best when he says:

 

“Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water.”

To this we could add:

Mankind desires intimacy with Divinity: well, there is such a thing as a Personal God.

♦♦♦♦♦

Enter the Giveaway!

_____

First prize: Signed copies of Daniel and the Sun Sword and Daniel and the Triune Quest

+

Sons and Daughters Bookmarks

_____

Second Prize: Signed copy of Daniel and the Sun Sword + Bookmark

Enter the Giveaway!


Review My Books on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

 


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


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Back Friday Sale on Signed Books!

In this Post…

  • Sale on Signed Books for Black Cyber Friday
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Sale on Daniel and the Sun Sword/Triune Quest for Black Cyber Friday

Okay…I know that technically, the cyber sales are supposed to hit on Monday, but why wait?

Order a signed copy of Daniel and the Sun Sword or Daniel and Triune Quest on my WEBSITE

between now and December 1st to get them at 15% off!

 

 


Review My Books on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

 


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

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Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 



Thanksgiving and DTQ and DSS in Top 100!

In this Post…

  • Thanksgiving 
  • DTQ and DSS in Top 100 in Amazon’s Action and Adventure! ♦
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for many things in my life: Jesus, my family, friends, career, etc. But most of all (and more specifically) I’m thankful that instead of simply saving me from death and judgment, God also granted me the right to be a literal Son of God—a coheir with Christ.

“And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” Says the Lord Almighty.

What are you thankful for?


 DTQ and DSS in Top 100 in Amazon’s Action and Adventure!

This past week, I was thrilled to discover that both Daniel and the Triune Quest and Daniel and the Sun Sword were in the top 100 in their primary Amazon category (Action and Adventure).  Thanks!


Review My Books on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

 


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

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Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

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NEW Page on Writing and Publishing

In this Post…

  • NEW Page on Writing and Publishing•
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest•
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

 NEW Page on Writing and Publishing

I’ve had several questions lately regarding the writing and publishing process. So, to better answer your questions, I’ve compiled all my old posts about this subject into one place. Head on over to the Writing and Publishing page and check them out.

Don’t see a topic you’d like written about? Send me a message and I’ll do my best to answer it!


Review My Books on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

 


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 



Character Spotlight: The Enemy–What Did He Hope to Gain?

In this Post…

  • Character Spotlight and Discussion: The Enemy—What Did He Hope to Gain?•
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest•
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

 Character Spotlight: The Enemy—What Did He Hope To Gain?

∞I would love this post to result in discussion, so please comment.∞

I’ve always been intrigued as to what the Enemy hoped to gain by rebelling against God. There are a stream of questions that pop into my mind when I consider this.

Like us, were the angels limited in their ability to understand God’s omnipotence?

Did the Enemy truly believe he could supplant God?

Did he believe there would be no penalty for rebelling?

Did he think he could hide his pride from God’s omniscience?

Is he much more powerful than I think, and trusted he could overthrow the Most High by combining his power with that of a host of lesser angels?

Or, did he hope that God would simply abandon this world so that he could become its god?

I am exploring this throughout the Sons and Daughters series as a whole. Of course, I DON’T PRETEND TO WRITE DOCTRINE, so please no backlash. What the Enemy thought is only briefly explored in scripture, and so we are left to engage in conjecture.

Personally, I think rebellion is only logical if the Enemy truly believes he had something to gain. But, I doubt he thought he could overthrow God. With no hope of victory in the sense of “ousting” God from his place in Heaven, that leads me toward the abandonment theory: “I’ll make mankind in my own image and God will move on, leaving me to rule the earth in his place.”

I guess the Enemy didn’t realize how invested in us God is.

What are your thoughts?


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Review My Books on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

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For Those Who Couldn’t Come to the Release…

In this Post…

  • Literary Losers: DTQ Edition
  • Why Do People Change?•
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest•
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

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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Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Review My Books on Amazon!

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2


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Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

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DTQ Release Party is Here!

In this Post…

  • DTQ Release Party is Here!
  • Character Spotlight: Daniel
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

DTQ Release Party is Here!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the release party today. Just in the way of preparation, I’m re-posting the Literary Losers video from the Daniel and the Sun Sword release event. It’ll get everyone warmed up for the next installment today around 2:00.


Character Spotlight: Daniel

In Daniel and the Triune Quest, Daniel’s pride and lack of empathy causes problems in his relationship with Ben. As in any relationship, healing that breach requires a great deal of humility and communication.

Have pride and self-centeredness wreaked havoc on your relationships?

Is God calling you to apologize in humility to those you’ve hurt so that the relationship can be healed?


 

Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble:

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Praise for Daniel and the Triune Quest

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

 


Review D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016
Double Sun Swords Transparent 2


DTQ Release Party: TWO Days Away

In this Post…

  • DTQ Release Party is Two DAYS AWAY!
  • Character Spotlight: Ben
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

DTQ Release Party: TWO Days Away

 Only two days left until the DTQ release party. Hope to see you all there! In the meantime, here’s a quick word from Hurricane Nate:


Character Spotlight: Ben

In Daniel and the Triune Quest, Ben finds that bitterness and anger isolate him from his friends when he needs them the most. It’s only when he is willing to let go of his resentments that he is able to receive help and fulfill his destiny.

 

Have you allowed resentment to isolate you from God and others?

Are you willing to forgive so you can grow closer to God and accomplish His purpose in your life?


 

Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble:

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Praise for Daniel and the Triune Quest

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

 


Review D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016
Double Sun Swords Transparent 2


DTQ Release Party: Five Days Away

In this Post…

  • DTQ Release Party is FIVE DAYS AWAY! (Reserve your books)
  • Character Spotlight: The Son
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

DTQ Release Party: Five Days Away

 Well folks, we have one week left until the DTQ release party. Hope to see you all there! Just a reminder, please indicate if you plan on purchasing a book(s) through Barnes & Noble so that we are prepared with enough copies.



Character Spotlight: The Son

In Daniel and the Triune Quest, Daniel and Ben meet the second person of the Trinity, the Son, face-to-face. As you might expect, their lives are changed. From him they learn that Love and sacrifice are inextricably linked, and that understanding both is the key to Life.

Was your life completely changed when you met the Son?

Are you willing to give up anything that may be an obstacle to your relationship with him?


 

Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble:

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2

 


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Praise for Daniel and the Triune Quest

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

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Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

 


Review D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016
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Character Spotlight: Shakti

In this Post…

  • Character Spotlight: Shakti
  • RESERVE YOUR BOOKS for the Release Party so we are prepared!
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Character Spotlight: Shakti

In Daniel and the Triune Quest, a new villain takes the stage. Shakti, the self-styled goddess of pestilence, is on a mission from the Enemy, and one thing she’s good at is using fear to manipulate people into her control.

What happens when fear controls us?

We automatically forget the promises of our Heavenly Father and intense confusion sets in. And confusion ripens us for deception. Daniel and Ben aren’t defenseless, however, and learn how to turn their eyes away from the Enemy and his plans, and to focus on God and his power even in the midst of terror. Once fixed on this, fear and deception melt away, and the way of salvation is clear.

Does the Enemy frequently use fear against you?

How can you fix your attention on God and his promises?


Release Party and Book Reservation

Daniel and the Triune Quest Release party

  October 7th at Barnes & Noble from 1:00-4:00.

Please let me know how many of each book you’d like so that enough are brought!

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Praise for Daniel and the Triune Quest

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!

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Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

 


Review D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016
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Release Party (Reserve Your Books), Book Trailer, and Loads More!

In this Post…A LOT!

  • Release Party Date! Reserve Your Books
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest
  • Peter Younghusband Reviews DTQ
  • Reader’s Favorite 5-star Review
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON!

Release Party and Book Reservation

Sorry for the delays, Everyone. But, the labor pains and the wait are nearly over. Due to shipping time and venue availability, the book launch for Daniel and the Triune Quest will be on October 7th at Barnes and Noble from 1:00-4:00. If I can get a suitable venue sooner, I’ll let you know.

But, as you may know, the books are currently available for order through Amazon and Barnes & Noble! If you’d like to go ahead and order them, feel free.

If you’d rather wait until the book release party so you can get a signed cope, please let me know how many of each book you’d like.

I’ll be posting updates periodically.

Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 


And now…the DTQ Trailer!

 


Praise for Daniel and the Triune Quest

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.
on 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.

Read the entire review here!

 

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.

Read the entire review here!


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

 


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Review D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

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!
on June 15, 2016
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