The Gift and the Defender
Lumen Legends, Book One
Lumen Legends, Book One
With a head full of dreams, Adam Malloy, a young man from a small town, moves to New York City. There he discovers he has a remarkable gift: the ability to change the world with his mind. But is he capable of reshaping reality without turning his gift into a curse?
In the final days of a bloody war with the Malum, Michaelis, a Lumen villager, shows he has what his land desperately needs: courage. His service to the king puts him at the center of a changing world. Is it too much to rely on one man?
Tyrel Bramwell offers readers a view of the world rooted in the knowable and absolute truth, yet full of imagination.
He earned his B.A. in Religious Studies from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan and MDiv from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
I like many kinds of books, but sometimes I find one that makes me think, “Wow, did he really just go there?” The Gift and the Defender is one of those books in the best sense possible. Adventure and unbelievable “fortune” collide as LCMS Pastor Tyrel Bramwell offers an insightful tale about human nature.
Bramwell uses beautiful description and vivid imagery to connect the reader to the story and the story to reality–the realities that too many of us take for granted or discount as fantasy. Bramwell instead uses his created world to describe the life of faith. Fans of Tolkein and Lewis will feel right at home. Those who know the Bible well will pick up on plenty of insightful symbols used in the plot. Any reader who enjoys science fiction or fantasy genres will connect quickly with the characters and join them on their journeys.
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” – C.S. Lewis
Grail Quest Books will publish the first book of Tyrel Bramwell’s second series, Finding the Truth in Story, later this year.
In this series of books, starting with Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Bramwell, will be questing for the Christian truth in the stories of mankind: myths, legends, folklore, fairy tales, novels, etc. He’ll be searching for glimpses of truth that point to the Incarnate Word, Jesus Christ, or at the very least call to mind a portion of the revealed wisdom of God. Learn more
Tyrel Bramwell is a pastor, which means he is always busy writing sermons. It’s a privilege and a joy! Each Sunday he blogs the audio recording of his latest sermon. It’s then added to the sermon archive. Listen now
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