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Daniel and the Triune Quest

New Cover for Daniel and the Triune Quest

New Cover

A couple months ago, I thought, “Hmm, DTQ could use some freshening up.” So, it got a new cover. And here it is!

 

 

The new DTQ is now available on Amazon.

Make sure you get read up on Daniel and the Sun Sword and Daniel and the Triune Quest BEFORE Daniel and the Serpent’s Abyss comes out. Which is soon, by the way!


Daniel and the Serpent’s Abyss News and Updates

I’ll be revealing the cover for Daniel and the Serpent’s Abyss next weekend. Meanwhile, here’s the answer to the last photo puzzler.

This is the passage tomb of Barclodiad y Gawres in northern Wales. The legend is below.

 

Barclodiad y Gawres is Welsh for “The Giantess’s Apronful” and is pronounced  BAR-clodi-ad ee GAR-res. The name comes from a legend surrounding the passage tomb, no doubt spread well after the true history of the ruins was forgotten. The legend has it that a giant couple (husband and wife) were carrying rocks north to build a new home for themselves. Weary from their journey, they stopped to ask a cobbler the distance to Anglesey, not realizing they were already there. Scared for his life, the cobbler lied and said they were miles away. The giantess was so distraught, that she dropped her stones, leaving the tomb as you see it now.

Hmm, “Giantess’s Apronful”… a giantess and stones. I wonder how this legend will play out in Daniel and the Serpent’s Abyss.  I guess you’ll have to read it to find out.


 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


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Quarantine-Bored Kids? Let Them Listen to Chapter 1 of Daniel and the Sun Sword

Daniel and the Sun Sword Chapter 1, Read by Yours Truly

If your kids are bored, let them listen to Daniel and the Sun Sword, Chapter 1. I spent WAY too much time putting together some crazy pictures to go along with this video, but it was worth it.

Enjoy!

 


Daniel and the Serpent’s Abyss News and Updates

The final touches are being added to the Serpent’s Abyss as we speak. Cover is done and will be revealed soon, as well as the revamped cover for Daniel and the Triune Quest. Once all this Covid stuff is behind us, I look forward to a fun book signing!

Here’s a few photos of different ruins featured in Daniel and the Serpent’s Abyss. As you may recall, Newgrange in Ireland was the answer to the first puzzler.

Can anyone guess where this one is?


 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


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Double Sun Swords Transparent 2


 


Sons and Daughters News and Puzzler!

Sons and Daughters News and Puzzler!

What’s new? Hmm. Oh, I don’t know. Everything! Editing is underway for Serpent’s Abyss, as is cover design! AND … Daniel and the Triune Quest is getting a new cover! Here are a few teasers:

 


And now, for the new Photo Puzzlers. Where and what are some of the ruins featured in Serpent’s Abyss? 

See if you can figure them out from these new photos…

And, in case this helps, here’s a dead give-a-way. The ruins are also immortalized in a famous song from Clannad.

Any ideas?

 

-2nd photo: Jimmy Harris – Flickr


 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…

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Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2


 


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


 


The Mythology of DTQ Part IV (Corrected Post)

In this Post…

  • The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest Part IV
  • Daniel and the Sun Sword Ranking—Woohoo!
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

The Mythology of DTQ Part IV

As you may recall, I’ve previously written on various mythological characters who show up in Daniel and the Triune Quest. There was the Super Hot Surya, Ravanna the Weirdo, and Shakti the Uber Feminist. I now continue this most excellent series by introducing Shiva, the third god of the Trimurti.

In Hinduism, three gods outrank all the others—Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Shiva the Destroyer. Except for when they don’t. As in the case of Shakti, who sometimes is the all in all of everything, even when she isn’t. Remember?  If this doesn’t make sense to you, then congratulations. You finally understand Hindu Mythology.

Anyway, Shiva’s role in the Trimurti is to…is to…um…well, it’s complicated. If you read his page on Wikipedia, you’ll leave quite confused.

Divine Destroyer and Recycler of the Universe? Sure.

Oh wait…also sometimes creator and sustainer instead of those lazy bums, Brahma and Vishnu—oh…okay.

Fierce and scary? Why not?

But also NOT fierce or scary, okay? So just deal with it.

Divine yogi? Naturally.

Did I mention he’s also nothingness? Oh boy.

 

Like every other god in Hinduism, Shiva incarnated himself into different avatars throughout the ages. Through these avatars, he accomplished various feats and took on different roles, which maybe muddied the waters a bit. No matter how you slice it, though, Shiva is a complex god whose roles are considered both good (destroys illusions, paving the way for beneficial change) and evil (literally destroys the universe).

In Daniel and the Triune Quest, he shows up as an incarnation of the Enemy, and the Master of Shakti. He relishes his role as destroyer—which seems fitting. Luckily, Daniel, Ben, and Gabriela who belong to a different God whose nature is trustworthy, loving, and fatherly. Who doesn’t have to destroy to bring life, but is one who gave up everything to so that we might have HIS life.


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


 


The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest Part IV

In this Post…

  • The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest Part IV
  • Daniel and the Sun Sword Ranking—Woohoo!
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

The Mythology of DTQ Part IV

As you may recall, I’ve previously written on various mythological characters who show up in Daniel and the Triune Quest. There was the Super Hot Surya, Ravanna the Weirdo, and Shakti the Uber Feminist. I now continue this most excellent series by introducing Shiva, the third god of the Trimurti.

In Hinduism, three gods outrank all the others—Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Shiva the Destroyer. Except for when they don’t. As in the case of Shakti, who sometimes is the all in all of everything, even when she isn’t. Remember?  If this doesn’t make sense to you, then congratulations. You finally understand Hindu Mythology.

Anyway, Shiva’s role in the Trimurti is to…is to…um…well, it’s complicated. If you read his page on Wikipedia, you’ll leave quite confused.

Divine Destroyer and Recycler of the Universe? Sure.

Oh wait…also sometimes creator and sustainer instead of those lazy bums, Brahma and Vishnu—oh…okay.

Fierce and scary? Why not?

But also NOT fierce or scary, okay? So just deal with it.

Divine yogi? Naturally.

Did I mention he’s also nothingness? Oh boy.

 

Like every other god in Hinduism, Shiva incarnated himself into different avatars throughout the ages. Through these avatars, he accomplished various feats and took on different roles, which maybe muddied the waters a bit. No matter how you slice it, though, Shiva is a complex god whose roles are considered both good (destroys illusions, paving the way for beneficial change) and evil (literally destroys the universe).

In Daniel and the Triune Quest, he shows up as an incarnation of the Enemy, and the Master of Shakti. He relishes his role as destroyer—which seems fitting. Luckily, Daniel, Ben, and Gabriela who belong to a different God whose nature is trustworthy, loving, and fatherly. Who doesn’t have to destroy to bring life, but is one who gave up everything to so that we might have HIS life.


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


 


Highlands Elementary School 5th Grade Linc

In this Post…

  • Highlands Elementary School 5th Grade Linc
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

HES 5th Grade Linc

On Wednesday, March 20th, I had the wonderful pleasure of teaching the Highlands Elementary 5th Grade Linc students about writing books.

We had a blast!

During the last half of the class, they all tried their hand at planning out stories they would like to write, which they then shared with the class. These kids were brilliant and creative, and an awesome audience!

Thank you Mrs. Harden for the invite!

My only regret is that I have only one picture to share. But, one is better than none…

Mrs. Harden's class


 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


 


200 Page Benchmark for DSA and the DTQ Companion Video!

In this Post…

  • 200 Page Benchmark and the DTQ Companion Video
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

200 Page Benchmark/DTQ Companion Video

Today, this 9th day of February, in the year 2019, I’m proud to declare that I, Sir Charles Nathan Fitzherbert Abernathy Lumbatis have written 200 pages in the novel, Daniel and the Serpent’s Abyss (DSA).

DSA 200 Pages

Fitzherbert Abernathy aren’t really my middle names, but it sounded more noble.

I know, I know. You might be thinking, “Nathan. Big deal.” But look, People, I don’t have loads of time to write. So reaching the 200 page mark means I’ve got only approximately 100 pages to go before Daniel and the Serpent’s Abyss is done.

Well, the first draft anyway.

So, in celebration, I am uploading a companion video I created for Daniel and the Triune Quest. This was created as a background for presenting the book at schools and is intended to accompany a script. So, while part of the progression might not make sense, I hope you enjoy the music and visuals of the characters and places in India which inspired the story.

Enjoy!


 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


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The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest: Part III

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  • The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest: Part III
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest: Part III

Now continues my blog series featuring notable characters from Indian mythology who are (more importantly) immortalized in the pages of Daniel and the Triune Quest. You can find the other posts HERE and HERE. 

As I’ve noted in the past, getting definite answers from the Hindu mythos is no easy task. But, here’s me next attempt. In 500 words or less, here is everything you need to know about…

Shakti, Goddess of…um…Feminism, I guess?

shakti statue

 

Shakti, or शक्ति, literally means “power, ability, strength, might, effort, energy, capability. Shakti is both a goddess and a primordial cosmic energy pervasive throughout the entire universe.

As a goddess, she is the personification of feminine creative power. In Shaktism, she is the ultimate, Supreme Being. Unlike, say, in Shaivism, where that lout Shiva gets all the credit.

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Naturally, there is no one “being” who is Shakti, because Hinduism LOVES to recycle gods and goddesses (and hopefully PLASTIC STRAWS).

So, get ready for this, Shakti often manifests as the goddesses Tripura Sundari or Parvati. Oh, wait. And also, Ganga, Yamuna, Kamakshi, Kanakadurga, Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati, Meenakshi, Manasa, Yellamma, Poleramma, Gangamma, Perantalamma, Durga, and Kali.

shakti goddesses

I mean, because…you know…why not?

Shakti is the divine, feminine counterpart to Shiva, and this is more or less how she shows up in Daniel and the Triune Quest. When Daniel and Ben reach India, Shakti presents herself as a goddess, but subservient to the Enemy in the form of Shiva.

And, instead of being motherly, Shakti is in her more…shall we say…aggressive forms as a goddess of destruction and judgment. Yay!

In the book, however, her true form is one of the key surprises. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up a copy of Daniel and the Triune Shield to see how Daniel and Ben deal with her bad attitude and split-personality.


 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


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Cyber Sale on Sons and Daughters

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  • Cyber Weekend Sale 30%-40% off on Sons and Daughters!

Cyber Sale on Sons and Daughters

Greetings Holiday Shoppers!

Looking for a present for your book-loving children?

Want to impress them with a signed copy of a book you know they’ll love, and which will point them to God?

Well, look no further!

To honor the Spirit of Manic Shopping which possesses the U.S. this time of year, both Daniel and the Sun Sword and Daniel and the Triune Quest are on sale through my website!

That’s right! You heard me. Both are 30% off between now and December 15th, or 35% off if you order both.

Just click the icons below to be taken to the order page, and Merry Christmas!

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 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:

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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!

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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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The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest: Part II

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  • The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest: Part II
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest: Part II

You may recall that a couple months ago I threatened to maintain a series of posts featuring mythological characters from DTQ. You can find the first post HERE.

And now, I’m finally continuing the series. You may recall that Indian mythology is absurdly complex.  Read the 1000 versions of every single story and you’ll know there are no definitive answers.

There is no one version to any story—not ONE truth, but MANY dharmas, Nathan.

Thanks, Swami Maruthhur Gopalamenon Ramachandran.

I’ll remember that.

So, who is the second figure from Indian Mythology reincarnated into a character in Daniel and the Triune Quest? Someone give us a couple taps on the Table Drum please…

Tabla

Ravana, Demon King of Lanka

 

Ravana was a Rakshasa (Demon), born to the sage Vishrava and the princess Kaikeshi.  So what, you ask? Well, shows how much you (don’t) know. Vishrava was the grandson of Brahma, the creator of all, and Kaikeshi was an Asura, a race of power-hungry deities. His maternal grandfather was the king of the Rakshasas. Pretty auspicious beginning, if you ask me.

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Benchmark for Book 3

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  • Benchmark for Book 3: Daniel and the Serpent’s Abyss 
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Benchmark for Book 3

For some reason, each time I write a book getting to that 100 page mark feels like a major hurdle has been crossed. Well…boom. The first 100 pages of Daniel and the Serpent’s Abyss are completed.

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 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

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Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


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Write Stuff Radio Interview

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  • 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!

 

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 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…

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Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

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Write Stuff Radio Interview Tonight at 7:00 Eastern/6:00 Central

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  • 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

Tonight at 7:00 Eastern/6:00 Central, I will have the privilege of speaking with Parker J. Cole on her radio show. She’ll be interviewing me about the Sons and Daughters series and writing in general.

Hope many of you can listen in. If you can’t catch it live, the interview will be posted on the website for downloading after the show. Click on the Write Stuff Radio image below to be taken to the live interview tonight!

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 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…

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Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

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The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest

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

The Mythology of Daniel and the Triune Quest

Moving from the relatively straightforward Peruvian mythology as the backdrop for Daniel and the Sun Sword to the overwhelmingly complex Indian mythology as the context for Daniel and the Triune Quest was, well, overwhelming.  As anyone studying Indian mythology knows, there are no definitive answers.

~Straightforward answers are all illusion~

What’s the Indian god of war you may ask?

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To Warm a Writer’s Heart and a New Home for Daniel

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  • To Warm a Writer’s Heart and a New Home for Daniel  
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

To Warm a Writer’s Heart

 

My oldest daughter just finished Daniel and the Sun Sword, and is now moving on to Daniel and the Triune Quest. It’s a heartwarming experience when you’ve worked hard on a series of books and your own children start reading them (and actually LIKE them) of their own volition.

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A New Home for Daniel

Daniel and the Sun Sword is moving! As of yesterday, the rights to Daniel and the Sun Sword are moving to Dove Christian Publishers. Now my books will all be under one roof. They’re happier that way. And this means a new edition for DSS. Huzzah!


 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…

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Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

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Stop Thinking About Yourself!

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  • 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?

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What’s Your Plot?

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  • What’s Your Plot? 
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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

 



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.

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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.

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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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