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First Fruits of Resurrection

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  • Daniel and the Sun Sword Rankings 
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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!


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


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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.

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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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Redemption: THE Master Plot

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♦ Redemption: THE Master Plot ♦

~There is nothing new under the sun~

This is true of plots as much as it is of anything else. You’ll get a different list depending on who you’re reading, but here are several master* plots that pretty much any work of literature or visual media will fall within:

  • Quest
  • Adventure
  • Pursuit
  • Rescue
  • Escape
  • Revenge
  • Temptation
  • Sacrifice
  • Metamorphosis
  • Love
  • Ascension and Descension

Arguably, the greatest stories are those which have several of these master plots woven within them. And THE greatest story has them all: the Incarnation, Death, and Resurrection of Christ.

 It is the fulcrum of all history—the beginning of the end of bad things. It is truly THE master plot from which all other good stories derive their appeal.


The necessity of his incarnation was predicted in the earliest books of the Bible, thousands of years prior to his birth. The details of His birth, life, death, and resurrection were foretold hundreds of years before they happened. And His resurrected body was seen by over 500 witnesses. Praise God that this story is true!

Trembling for joy cries all creation;
What is this mystery, so great and new?
The Lord has risen from among the dead,
And Death itself He crushed with valiant foot.
Behold the cruel tyrant bound and chained,
And man made free by Him who rose!

~Melito of Sardis, 2nd century

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  • *From Ronald Robias’s 20 Master Plots
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This tale’s a wild ride with spiritual warfare, monsters, demons, action, adventure, coming of age, orphans, adoption, abuse, and the kitchen sink. This is Raiders of the Lost Ark in Machu Picchu. It’s action/adventure way over the top—great fun.

David Bergsland, 5-star review

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