Resurrecting Lazarus, Texas

I first met Nathan Barber about 5 or 6 years ago on an online forum for digital photographers.  I was just dabbling a bit back then trying acquaint myself with digital photography and he was kind enough to respond to some inquiries I had regarding some processing techniques.  We struck up an online friendship and began emailing back and forth, sharing photos we had taken and various tips and ideas.  At that time, Nathan was also a school teacher like myself and I knew he did some coaching for girls basketball as well down near Waco, TX.

Little did I know then what a gifted writer he was.

We have kept in touch over the years and I was intrigued when recently,  he finally joined the world of Facebook and clued me in on the upcoming release of a novel he just completed. I assured him that I would place my order for his soon to be released book and would give him some feedback on what I thought of it.

I just finished completing  Resurrecting Lazarus, Texas.  And to be be brutally honest, I am stunned…and in awe of what I just read.  I could not put the book down.

I am always so appreciative when I am allowed to witness anyone who flourishes in a gift they have…and Nathan Barber has a gift.

His novel is not just another ‘sports story’.  It is a well woven tale that highlights the highs and lows of the human experience.  You don’t have to be a sports fan to be drawn in to this human drama that unfolds on the plains of a small West Texas town.  Having, myself,  spent the past 24 years living in rural northeast Texas, I am more than familiar with the culture of sports in a small school setting and the drama and excitement that comes with it.

Nathan writes with the skill of a seasoned author and an astute observer of  life in rural America.  His keenness to details just draws you in that much deeper as this story plays out in a setting that is so remarkably familiar, yet keeps you on edge not knowing exactly where or how it will culminate.

Make no mistake about it,  this story easily ranks up there with two other well known  classics: Hoosiers and Remember the Titans.  You will be blessed and inspired reading this book.  And I cannot imagine a movie not being in the works for this tale at some point in the future.

If you enjoy reading and love to be enthralled with a heart warming human interest story, then I strongly recommend for you to pick up this book on your own to read and share with others.  It is a ‘must read’ for sports fans of all ages and backgrounds.

You can easily find it on Amazon by following this link: