Tuesday, September 13, 2016

David L. Lantz ~ 3rd appearance and his novel The Brotherhood of the Scroll

TITLE: The Brotherhood of the Scroll
RELEASE DATE: April 5, 2016
AUTHOR: David L. Lantz
ISBN: 978-0692646281
IMPRINT: Black Hawk
BOOK PAGE: http://ravenswoodpublishing.com/bookpages/brotherhoodofthescroll.html

The Brotherhood of the Scroll is a fast-paced story of international intrigue and war set during the turbulent sixth century BC. The story begins in 605 BC, when Jeremiah delivered a prophesy that Jerusalem would be carried into Babylonian captivity for 70 years. In that same year, Babylon defeated Egypt at the Battle of Carchemish, Nebuchadnezzar became King of Babylon, and within a year, carried the first of three groups of Jews into exile. Jeremiah, seeing his beloved Israel caught between these two superpowers, forms an inner circle of faithful zealots, including two future prophets of Israel, a teenager named Daniel and his friend, Ezekiel. Weaving the testimony of the Bible into the historical drama of this period, The Brotherhood of the Scroll will captivate the attention of those who enjoy an international spy thriller, as well as anyone interested in how spiritual and political issues intertwine.

Guest Post: 
What elements in history did you use to create The Brotherhood of the Scroll?

1. Consider a world international scene dominated by two superpowers.
2. Consider a world in which both superpowers form alliances, plan assassinations, and undertake massive projects to gain advantage over their adversaries.
3. Consider a world in which third rate countries choosing the wrong superpower as an ally are destroyed, their ruling cast carried off into exile by the invading enemy.
4. Finally, consider a world international scene in which a small group of religious zealots boldly proclaim that the coming world conflagration is the will of God.

1. The political leaders of Judah were pro-Egyptian, causing them to see Jeremiah and his supporters as political adversaries, even spies. Taking this historical information, Brotherhood shows Jeremiah leading a small band to preserve the faith of their people during the coming crisis.

2. Tyre, an ancient Phoenician sea trading power, was an ally of Egypt. Babylon laid siege to it in 588 BC. Brotherhood depicts Tyre using its economic power to influence Egyptian foreign policy.

3. It is a historical fact that around 600 BC Pharaoh Necho began to build a canal allowing travel from the Nile through the Red Sea. Brotherhood shows Tyre behind the effort to fund this project.

4. Kush, Egypt's rival to the south attempted to gain territory from Egypt in the 590s BC. In Brotherhood, Babylon supports these efforts as a way to open a "second front" in its war with Egypt.

5. Faced with internal dissension and riots due to his expansionist policies in 594-3 BC, Nebuchadnezzar was forced to retrench from his invasion of Egypt. Brotherhood uses this historical fact to create the character of Hamon, the Babylonian chief priest who wishes to overthrow Nebuchadnezzar. Hamon sees Daniel as a rival who must be eliminated if he is to achieve his goal.

David Lantz was the State Director of the Indiana Christian Coalition from 1992 to 1995, and has served as a political consultant to several political campaigns for statewide office. From 1989 to 1993, he wrote and published a statewide public policy newsletter, Indiana Issues. Since that time, he has worked in the telecommunications industry.

In addition to The Brotherhood of the Scroll, he has self-published three other books; "Indiana Issues: 1990 and Beyond,", "Bill Clinton: You're No John F. Kennedy", and "Buying Technology: Understanding What You Need and Why You Need It. A telecommunications sales executive, he sold various PBX, network services and web hosting services from 1994 to 2005. He has also appeared as a speaker in a number of forums, both to promote his books and to speak on various public policy issues.

Mr. Lantz is an Adjunct Professor of Business Management for the University of Phoenix and the Indiana Institute of Technology. He is the author of Think Like Jesus, Lead Like Moses: Leadership Lessons from the Wilderness Crucible, and his second novel, The Sword of the Scroll.

An adult Sunday school teacher at his church for the last twenty years, he has had several articles published in Christian magazines such as The Lookout and Sunday Digest. While with the Christian Coalition, he gave numerous speeches on the subject of Christian involvement in politics.

Mr. Lantz holds a B.A. degree in History and Political Science from Butler University (1979). He holds a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University (1981). He is married to his wife of 33 years, Sally, and has three children.

EMAIL: dlantz@wisejargon.com

AUTHOR LINKS: http://www.wisejargon.com/

AMAZON US: http://www.amazon.com/Brotherhood-Scroll-David-L-Lantz-ebook/dp/B0026L7FHW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1455927090&sr=8-1

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