Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Book Review - The Last Christian

The Last Christian
By David Gregory
In the future, it's possible to live forever - but at what cost?
AD. 2088

Missionary daughter Abigail Caldwell emerges from the jungle for the first time in her thirty-four years, the sole survivor of a mysterious disease that killed her village. Abby goes to America, only to discover a nation where Christianity has completely died out. A curious message from her grandfather assigns her a surprising mission: re-introduce the Christian faith in America, no matter how insurmountable the odds.

But a larger threat looms. The world's leading artificial intelligence industrialist has perfected a technique for downloading the human brain into a silicon form. Brain transplants have begun and with them comes the potential of eliminating physical death altogether - but at what expense?

As Abby navigates a society grown more addicted to stimulating the body than nurturing the soul, she and Creighton Daniels, a historian troubled by his father's unexpected death, become unwitting targets of powerful men who will stop at nothing to further their nefarious goals. Hanging in the balance - the spirtual future of all humanity. In this fast paced thriller, startling near-future-science collides with through-provoking religious themes to create a spell-binding "what if?" novel.

This was an excellent science fiction book. At first, I was a bit confused about what was going on, but as I went along, the book pulled me in and I was hooked. The book is full of twists and turns and thrills. You'll find your heart in your throat more than once while reading this book! It is a definite page-turner. I also found myself looking at my walk with the Lord and being thankful that I can worship the Lord freely. I realized that this is a privledge that many (especially in the USA) take for granted. Although the book is a work of fiction, it will make you take a realistic look at how strong your walk with the Lord is.
I recommend this book - it will make a great summer/beach book!
You can purchase the book here.

This book was provided to me for review by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing.

God bless you - Julie

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