Sunday, August 30, 2009

Age of the Fallen: Origins - What's Next??

(Age of the Fallen Origins Series)

I'm going to try to tell you what's next without creating a spoiler for those of you who are still reading AGE OF THE FALLEN.

The plan has always been to write a series of books involving characters from the original story. AGE OF THE FALLEN was conceived as a three part story. So as you read this I am charting out new characters and refining the story line of book II. I'm excited to continue to explore the epic battle between good and evil and the impact that we can have in that world.

There is also a side story that is in the developmental stages. AGE OF THE FALLEN is set in Japan (and I hope to have it translated into Japanese and sold there). But this story line will take place in an American city. It's called "The Demon in My Closet." Again, I won't spoil the plot by telling you much about it, but honestly I started the story in a movie script format. (Yes, I know. I've always been a dreamer...with faith!)

I would LOVE to see the book turned into a movie. I think it would be an incredible visual story. It would be terrifying and inspiring. Most of all it would plant seeds of truth in movie audiences around the world. It has elements of love, loyalty, grace, faith, courage, pain, renewal, evil, good, suffering, self-sacrifice, teamwork, mentoring, failure, and triumph. I'd love to see a good director get all that on the screen in a compelling story.

So when you turn the final page of AOF while listening to an epic soundtrack, just know that the adventure is just beginning!

AND, it's an adventure that we can all live and be a part of every single day....

The book is now in-stock at Amazon. com and Christian Book Distributors (google it...) and a few other sites. You can still order autographed copies from my website...I'd love to write you a note of thanks.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Age of the Fallen: How to Order!

People are starting to enjoy the characters and story in Age of the Fallen. Some are asking me about where to order more copies of the book. Here's how to order.

You can order from or Barnes and Noble online store. It will also be available in Christian Bookstores starting next week (depending on shipping times).

If you want an autographed copy you can buy directly from my website

I'll be glad to write a note of thanks and scripture to encourage you or anyone you'd like to give the book too! When you order just let me know who to write the note for.

Age of the Fallen will inspire and encourage people. It's about making a difference in this fallen world. The characters struggle and fight and suffer holding on to their faith in God and their love for each other. There is a clear gospel message imbedded in the story and a multitude of discipleship principles. It's about being a true disciple in your generation.

I'm praying that AOF will touch and inspire a generation of young radical spiritual warriors.

For His Honor!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Age of the Fallen: Music to Read by!

I'll never forget the classic duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker (Yes, many of you were with me on opening day!). We had waited the whole Star Wars Series to see them square off and fight. Then the moment finally came, and with the Emperor laughing with evil glee, the darkside champion faced off with the last of the trained Jedi. What made the scene really stick was the music in the backround. There was an epic song playing with a chorus of human voices singing while they fought to the final conclusion. It was really cool and left us all out of breath in the theater that day.

With that in mind, I have some musical suggestions for those of you that would like to "experience" AGE OF THE FALLEN and not just fly through it.

Music that I listened too during the writing of the book came from three main sources; Pirates of the Caribbean (I, II, and III), Transformers the Movie, and Chronicles of Narnia (the first one). YOu can put these on and just read each night and it will set the mood.

There are some real specific songs from Chapters:

The Intro - "What Shall We Die For" Pirates III
The Ultimate Lie (Chpt. 1) "Decepticons" Transformers
Aiko (Chpt 3) "Autobots" Transformers
Sent Ones (Chpt 4) "Will and Elizabeth" Pirates I
Journey Home (Chpt. 5) "Western Woods to Beaverstown" Chronicles I
Ishi's Run (Chpt 8) "Pilots Theme" from Stealth the movie
Run (Chpt. 10) ) reads well with "Scorponok" Transformers
Aiko's Folly (Chpt 24) - "Jack's Suite" Pirates III
Battle for a Generation (Chpt 29)- "The Battle" from Chronicles of Narnia
A Whole New Game (Chpt 30)- "Funeral and Rebuilding" from "Serenity" the movie

Of course these are only suggestions and you can put on your favorite music and let it define the story. I'm sure you are getting the feel that the story was written to be exciting and fast moving and filled with moods and emotions.

Whether you listen to music or not when you read, I hope you enjoy the characters, the story, and the "feel" of Age of the Fallen. I wanted the characters to be likeable, the story to be engaging, and the message to be epic in nature.

The book is out now! When you get your copy put on some epic soundtracks, grab some coffee (or tea, or soda), sit back and experience what I hope is a thrilling and inspiring book.

As Aiko would say, "For His Honor!"


Saturday, August 08, 2009

Age of the Fallen: Origins - What it all means...

We know God is real. We also know that Satan is a very real being as well, as are the angels of heaven and the fallen ones that we call demons. Through the pages of scripture we also know that there is a very real spiritual struggle going on and man is caught right in the middle of it. The battle is decided in the area of truth and lies.

When a child of God realizes what it means to be a child of the King and a warrior of light, then there is no stopping them. It doesn't mean that there will be no suffering. It also doesn't mean that there will be no losses. The battle goes to the one who refuses to stop fighting.

Satan is relentless and patient and will return again and again to attack those who are in strategic positions to make a difference in this world. All we need are those followers of the Master who choose to be just at relentless in obeying what God asks them to do.

What we need is a generation of young people whose prayers are powerful, who know and live by the truth, and who stand shoulder to shoulder in unity laying it all on the line each day to change this world. Believers who long to be in the front where the light ends and the darkness begins. Who will endure the hateful stare of evil and stare back with love. Who will stand with one another and never, ever leave anyone behind.

Age of the Fallen is a spiritual thriller filled with truth and passionate discipleship. My hope and prayer is that it will have some small impact on the most important venue of all...the advancing Kingdom of God. After all, everyday, everywhere, all around us the battle between good and evil rages. All we have to do is choose sides and make a difference.