New Lutheran Fantasy Novel to be Premiered at the BJS Conference Tonight, by Pr. Rossow

A new Lutheran fantasy novel for youth and adults is being unveiled at the BJS conference this weekend. Rev. Thomas Sabel has written a novel titled “The Prince Decides” which is the first in his “Legends of Luternia” series.

“The Prince Decides” teaches the importance of Word and Sacrament and the Church in the life of the Christian.

The book is published by Blue Pomegranate Press, the recently renamed Church and Ministry Press, and will be available on line sometime next week for $15 a copy. The author will be at the BJS conference and will be taking orders for signed copies.

Jim Pierce, author of “Wittenberg Confessions” (for more click here) will also be at the conference and will be signing copies of his book.

Here are the details from the back cover of “The Prince Decides:”

The Story

With the help of an ex-mercenary turned pastor, an over-educated, priggish dragon, and a map that continues to change, Prince Ulrik turns the tables on the evil Mage who sent him on a quest doomed to failure to regain the throne and restore the faith. The quest forces Ulrik to decide which is more important—duty to the crown or the love of a comfortable home he has always known.

Legends of Luternia: The Prince Decides is a Christian fantasy set in the land of Luternia where the prince’s adventures lead him to discover the importance of God’s Word and Sacraments. With a subtle hand, Thomas Sabel guides the reader into the importance of the church in the Christian’s life.

The Author

Thomas Sabel developed The Prince Decides from campfire stories told on family vacations. He is a Lutheran pastor who divides his time serving a small parish in Otis, Indiana, teaching at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne and Ivy-Tech Community College, and writing. His work has appeared in various professional and literary journals. He lives with his wife and two sons in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


New Lutheran Fantasy Novel to be Premiered at the BJS Conference Tonight, by Pr. Rossow — 1 Comment

  1. I just read “The Prince Decides” by Rev. Thomas Sabel and really enjoyed reading it. I”m not one who likes to read just any book. A book has to grab my attention, and keep me on the edge of my seat or keep my interest. This book kept my interest all right and thought it was remarkable how Rev. Sabel wrote such a great book. I personally thought it was a fantastic book filled with mystery, adventure, and much more. I highly recommend everyone to read this book.

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