Lumination Press publishes works of fiction which reflect the mystery and miracle of a world filled with the light of Orthodoxy: a world in which passions rage, miracles abound, blood is shed and kingdoms are won. Such a world comes alive in Lumination Press stories not to distract us from the cruel reality of this world but rather to reveal the spiritual reality that is all around us, if only we have the eyes to see it.
Acknowledging the notable scarcity of Orthodox fiction, Lumination Press hopes to fill that need with quality works. With a focus on youth and the youthful at heart, Lumination Press will offer a variety of stories of spiritual struggle and victory for the whole family.
Visit the Lumination Press website HERE.
Voyage to the Rock, a YA adventure novel by Fr Matthew Penney
“To be like St. Herman of Alaska!” These words – only a family joke once, were now turning Martin’s world upside down. Catapulted from his ideal teenage existence in Boston to Newfoundland, Canada – a place affectionately called “The Rock” by its inhabitants, he doesn’t want anything to do with his father’s missionary dreams. Accompanied by his parents and his all-too-perky younger sister, a dismal summer of hard work and early mornings is all that awaits Martin. Or so he thinks…
But all that changes the day he finds a bronze cross at the site of the historic Viking settlement, L’Anse aux Meadows. A whole new world opens to Martin then, one of trans-Atlantic voyages, unanswered clues, suspicious antique-dealers, narrow escapes, mysterious deaths, and at the center of it all is an ancient cross and a manuscript poem.
A burning question begins his search: Is the cross Viking, or could it be from the fabled voyage of St. Brendan the Navigator?
Now with the help of his sister, Brigid, and a local Newfoundland boy, Ashley, the three of them race to unlock the mystery of an ancient Christian treasure. But with the Old Wolf, Sullivan O’Connell hunting them, it isn’t just about treasure anymore… It’s about survival.
This mystery adventure novel presupposes an Orthodox world-view, rather than justifying it. It is a place with prayer, with the lives and experiences of saints, where miracles can happen and God exists, where young people can glimpse the inner world of Orthodoxy and discover it is as magical as any modern fantasy story, and yet something they can also believe in.
Voyage to the Rock will be released on Bright Monday, April 21 both in paperback and e-book format. It is available April 15 for advance purchase.
Visit the Voyage to the Rock website at voyagetotherock.webs.com
Out of the African Lands: The Story of Saint Perpetua and Her Companions, a historical fiction novelette by Constantina R. Palmer
“Let us make ready our lamps, shining out with brightness and true faith”
-Saint Romanos the Melodist