The Proof is in the…. PROOF!

Guess what arrived by messenger today?!?!?!? The PROOF for my novel, the Order of the Ancient! This was my last chance to review it before the presses start running!
Steve Clindaniel, one of Kidology’s board members, was in the office, and snapped these pics of the happy author…

While a few super duper minor changes will be made, overall, it was perfect, and the PRESSES CAN NOW RUN! Which also means that the ADVANCE ORDER OFFER will soon be over! That’s right, if you missed it before, there is an advance order special running right now that will be discontinued AS SOON THE BOOKS ARRIVE!

It was an AWESOME feeling to hold this final proof in my hands after YEARS of working on this! It was in ten bound sections with a color cover proof… soon it will all be bound and available for kids everywhere! :) The arkwork by Todd Hampson is amazing, and really brings the book to life! It could be ready in about TWO WEEKS, so order your advance copies today! Every order is a huge help toward our initial printing costs and is greatly appreciated.

Here are some quotes about the book already:

Perhaps the most damaging thing about the way adults present Christianity to children is the anemia. We’ve given our children faith stripped of adventure. Karl’s new book “Order of the Ancient” changes all that. Your kids will love the high adventure and colorful characters of Karl Bastian’s universe. – Larry Shallenberger, Erie, PA

It’s not often you come across a book that has excellent morals and an excellent storyline. Pastor Karl presents a believable, adventursome boy with whom kids (and adults!) can relate. Reading this book will not only entertain you, it will present you with truths that challenge you to view your life and relationship with God in a different light. Good luck putting it down! – Melissa Hunt, Centerville, OH

“Why?” It’s the question that all kids ask, but for Brent, it leads to the most incredible answer possible. Your kids will find themselves swept away to a place in the not so distant future where God is forgotten by the mainstream populace. As they read this incredible story, they will find their faith challenged, strengthened, and anchored in a very powerful truth: God’s Word is precious and powerful! Do yourself a favor and purchase several copies to hand out to all of your family and friends. What I want to know is when do we get to see the made for TV movie, comic books, action figures, t-shirts, Monopoly Games, and other cool spin-off stuff from this most excellent of children’s literature. I can’t wait for the sequel and maybe even a prequel. – Tony Waller, Jonesboro, AR

I loved this book! Spiritual lessons delicately interwoven with a fascinating story. Who is this Sovereign and what did he do to make people take such high risks in following him? It makes you wonder! I believe kids of all different backgrounds will love the story of Brent getting answers to (some of) his many questions. – Els Zuidweg, Amsterdam (NL)

I just finished. WOW! I thought it was great – you’ll have to write a sequel!! My church group loved the book as well. How refreshing to have a group of kids so into a book of this nature. Thanks! – John and Cindy Martin, Virginia Beach, VA

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Karl Bastian is the founder of, the creator of, and the author of His personal website is He is Big Kid with a passion for equipping and encouraging those who minister to children.


  1. Congratulations, Karl! I can only imagine how excited you are–I know how I felt when one of our projects was published.


  2. Thanks for the update. Can’t wait…could be a battle to see who gets to read it first! Belinda Leonard

  3. Hmmm–Seems like the logical solution to this problem would be to buy a copy for everyone. Promote family unity!

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