If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Book Review "The Last Christian" by David Gregory

"The Last Christian" by David Gregory  (Click on title if you are interested in purchasing this book.

Back Cover: 
In the future, it’s possible to live forever—but at what cost?
A.D. 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 spiritual future of all humanity.

In this fast-paced thriller, startling near-future science collides with thought-provoking religious themes to create a spell-binding "what-if?" novel.

My Thoughts:  If you enjoy Science Fiction and books about the future of the world, this is the book for you.  I can't imagine being the only christian in the US.  But that's just what happens to Abby in this story.  She was raised by her parents in a jungle village closed off from the outside world.  Her parents die and then later the whole village is gone and she is thrust back into a world that is very different from anything she has ever known.  And then to find out she's the only christian. Wow!  I enjoyed seeing the author's vision of what our future world could be like, but I have to say I hope it never really comes true.  I love computers and technology, but this was a lot more than I'd ever want to see happen.  But it was definitely very thought provoking.

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This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group


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