Lightning Butterflies: Catching the Teleportation Bug (Paperback)

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Lightning Butterflies: Catching the Teleportation Bug By Dawn Renee Darnell (Contribution by), Jr. Darnell, Jim H. Cover Image

Lightning Butterflies: Catching the Teleportation Bug (Paperback)


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Young Adult Christian Fiction Category!  


Rev. James Darnell, Jr. spent his life traveling with his missionary parents to Africa.  This fictional book contains remnants of real life situations, intertwined with fictional flair in order to create a very unique story.  Some things you wouldn't think were true, were and other things you would think were true, weren't.  

The imaginative journey this story takes the reader on is one worth going on.  This is unlike any book, and through even the oddest parts, God is still the lesson within each fictional experience.    When you think your day is a bit tough, read how the characters in Lightning Butterflies encountered a Puff Adder, a Green Mamba and Army Ants, and suddenly your day is put into perspective and it doesn't look as bad as originally thought.  

The cultural rituals and beliefs of the African setting really stand out and form a unique framework for this entertaining Christian book about salvation.  

  STAFF PICK and Recommended by the ICBA Panel of Judges! 


  • 2023 - SILVER - YOUNG ADULT - Inscriptions Christian Book Awards (ICBA)
  • 2022 - FICTION/NOVEL - WINNER - Story Monster's Royal Dragonfly Book Award
  • 2022 - SPIRITUAL/RELIGION - WINNER - Story Monster's Royal Dragonfly Book Award
Deep in the jungles of Africa, discovering the secrets of the lightning butterflies winds itself through coercion to reveal the mysteries of teleportation, escapes, captures, a legendary faith, witchcraft, comical personalities, being framed for bank heists, love, predictions of doom, caught between crooks and tormentors; and most of all, the preparing of hearts for God's miracles. African events are based on actual experiences, real places, and true legends. A clean Christian novel.

Born in Dallas, Jim spent his childhood in West Africa as a missionary kid. Jim has pastored 3 churches and serves as a missionary to Ivory Coast. A teacher of 23 years in math, French, and Spanish. His university degrees are a BS in Mathematics, a Master of Divinity, a Master of Secondary Education, and a Master of Educational Technology.

The book cover was designed by Dawn Darnell, Jim's wife, who is a globally recognized photographer, a visual artist, and is listed in Marquis Who's Who at:
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Product Details ISBN: 9798844075896
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: August 5th, 2022
Pages: 172
Language: English