Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Last Christian: A Book Review & Giveaway
In the future, it’s possible to live forever—but at what cost?
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.
About The Author:
David Gregory is the coauthor of two nonfiction books and a frequent conference speaker. After a ten-year business career, he returned to school to study religion and communications, earning two master's degrees. David lives in Texas, where he works for a nonprofit organization.
You can read an excerpt of The Last Christian here.
You can find the Reader's Guide here.
Do you want to read a novel that is going to keep you thinking and pondering for days after you read it, keep you intrigued until the very last pages, and take you on a journey between faith and science? Then this book, The Last Christian is for you!
It is a fast-paced thriller, that is well-written with characters and plots that reminded me of the classic thriller writers like James Patterson (without the gruesome details). It is a quick read, but will definitely make you think, thus making it very deep and thought-provoking at times.
I love that the book contains the wonderful Gospel message, but not in an overpowering manner!The book definitely does not end in a neat and tidy way, making me wonderful if Gregory has plans for a sequel....only time will tell.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
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