Check out an interview with the authors... The Glittering Web by Richard & Linda Nathan (Interview & #Giveaway)

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The Glittering Web
By Richard & Linda Nathan
Christian SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 272 Pages
July 1st 2019 by Redemption Press


What if everything you thought was true and good — wasn’t?

Stripping away years of deception doesn’t come easily—especially to Loren and Eve Montcrest. They believe they’re following the true path as initiates in Seattle’s Arcane Institute, their society’s elite training academy for the New World Order in 2050.

Pursuing spiritual power despite enormous dangers, they are caught up in a fiery, fast-paced succession of intrigues and adventure that rocks their love for each other and even their sanity.

Only a shocking, last-minute intervention can strip away the veil of deception and rescue them from destruction—but will they give up everything for it?

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Would you tell us what inspired you to write TGW?

TGW was borne out of a life lived in great darkness and futility in the San Francisco New Age psychedelic counterculture in the '60s and '70s. We won't give away how Christ saved us because our book's ending is true to His miracles. As we emerged into the light and grasped the Gospel, we longed to share it, especially as we saw this darkness rapidly increasing everywhere in our culture.

Richard had just graduated from seminary in 1987 with a master's in Christian/Church history when he began writing The Glittering Web, which is actually Book 1 of a four-part series, The Omega Point Series. For many years, it remained a draft that our family enjoyed playing with together. As I learned how to write and edit fiction through my freelance editorial business (, I began polishing it over and over again. Finally, the Lord showed us the time is now right for it and opened the door with Redemption Press.

Would you tell us a little more about the main characters?

The story is a ramped-up sci-fi fantasy adventure utilizing actual teachings of the New Age Movement as a stage for Loren and Eve Montcrest, our main characters. Both are ambitious, proud, and idealistic people seeking spiritual power. They seem to have been given everything they want as they enter the Arcane Institute in Seattle, a training center for New Age leadership (which, although fictional, reveals real New Age teachings). As they plunge into a fiery succession of terrifying experiences, they discover nearly too late the disastrous consequences of this evil spirituality and making their relationship with each other secondary.

Interwoven with the fictional development of these characters are actual beliefs, feelings, and experiences of our own.

What is your favorite thing about the book’s cover?

We're very happy with the cover and love the fact that this book is a family project involving each member's special gifts. We prayed for just the right name for a long time and feel the title expresses the story exactly: a web of deception capturing blind souls. Our son Eric designed the cover, which is perfect for the story, through his graphic design business, Little Tree Creative. He also made all of our promotional materials, including our author video and the website Both he and his wife Nichole are marketing specialist whizzes. We are greatly blessed with how God has brought about this book!

What challenged you about writing TGW?

Wow, just about everything!

o Realizing it was more than just something for our family but was a gift from God to reach others in that darkness

o Learning we couldn't do it ourselves--lots and lots of humbling (and more to come, for sure)

o Persevering even when everything seemed hopeless

o Persevering while learning to turn a rough draft into a final, polished work (years!!)

o Not making our writing too "precious"-- being willing to throw out parts that don't work

o Relentless spiritual warfare

o Big health and family challenges off and on over the years

o Knowing this is only Book 1 of a four-part series.

That's the short list. :-)

What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

We both agree that writing and publishing should be a ministry that God gives us to serve and glorify Him. Is He giving that to you? Seek Him. Pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to inspire, empower, and guide you. And once you know you're on track, persevere no matter what. Walk humbly before Him. We see our book as an evangelistic outreach disguised as sci-fi fantasy. :-)

Nice as income from our writing can be, put God above mammon. Remember the terrible state of unbelievers (Ephesians 2:1-3). Don't compromise. Be bold. Be biblical. Learn about the deceptive philosophies around us so you will not be deceived. Ask God to teach you about spiritual warfare, how to recognize it, and how to stand.

Linda has worked with authors for nearly 30 years as a professional freelance editor, and she's also a freelance staff editor with Redemption Press. She says to learn all you can about the craft of writing. Learn to edit your own work, but don't be shy about working with an editor. Learn about style guides; they will help your work look professional. Find a critique group. Be humble about your own work and learn to make criticism fruitful. Watch out when seeking publication--the industry is full of sharks!

"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ." Colossians 3:23-24

About the Author

Whether writing apologetics or page-turners, Richard and Linda write together. The Glittering Web is their first novel, a thriller rooted in their own lives and the occult. Richard has a master’s in Christian history and a B.S. in biology and has worked in psychiatric units for over 25 years. Linda has a B.A. in psychology. She has managed Logos Word Designs, LLC, since 1992, providing professional writing, editing, and publishing consultation services. She is also a staff freelance editor with Redemption Press. Together and singly, they have taught and spoken at conferences, seminars, churches, and on the radio. #glitteringweb ~

More from Richard and Linda

What if everything you thought was true and good—wasn’t?

That’s what we painfully learned from our years in the New Age / psychedelic movement in the San Francisco Bay Area during the ’60s and ’70s–years in which we almost lost our sanity, our souls, and our lives.

Like our characters Loren and Eve who are initiates in Seattle’s Arcane Institute in the year 2050, we pursued spiritual power into a glittering web of dangers and deceptions.

Although true to our own inner trials and temptations, The Glittering Web is a fast-paced thriller and sci-fi fantasy with a life of its own, an evangelistic thrust, and a call to Christians to wake up to this huge mission field all around us where today a New Age practitioner is running for President. As it exposes the deceitfulness of this popular movement, it also glorifies the great love and power of Jesus Christ to reach the lost.

See our author video at and join the Insider’s Club for our free quarterly newsletter, articles, contests, drawings, Q&As, and much more. There’s also a glossary of over 60 New Age terms to help you.

Tour Schedule

Older & Smarter?, October 12
CarpeDiem, October 14
Rebecca Tews, October 15
Wishful Endings, October 17 (Author Interview)
Texas Book-aholic, October 21
janicesbookreviews, October 22
A Reader’s Brain, October 23

Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate their tour, Richard and Linda are giving away, to TWO winners, the grand prize of a paperback copy with a membership to the Insider’s Club (see

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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