Monday, May 24, 2010

The Last Christian

The Last Christian Written by David Gregory
Published at Waterbrook Multnomah

About the book
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.

Who is David Gregory?
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.  He also wrote Dinner with a Perfect Stranger and A Day with a Perfect Stranger.

My Thoughts
I didn’t know what to expect from this book but the description of it got my interest quite rapidly.   And to be honest with you, if you like the kind of book that will make you wonder what will happen in the next page, this book is for you.

The story is set in the future where virtual technology and nanites are used for many things.   A world where students don’t have to attend classes physically, where VR is everywhere and where Christianity is barely existing.

Take one young woman, daughter of missionaries, pluck her out of her familiar environment in the jungle and bring her to the US where she is called to bring back Christianity.   Add to this a mysterious infection, deaths of loved ones, a technology promoted to people to get an electronic brain to prolong their lives and you will get a novel which you won’t be able to put down.

I am quite enjoying this novel and I am not a futuristic kind of reader.  But this is so well written and based on actual facts when talking about the past that I find this novel being a good read to bring on vacation – which is what I am doing right now!  

The action is well paced throughout the book and the characters are believable.   It is interesting to see how some people around her are willing to help and start believing in God while others are just plain mean and have another agenda under their sleeves.

As I said, this novel is perfect to bring on vacation and will keep your interest from the beginning to the end of the story.

This review was possible because I received a copy of The Last Christian from Waterbrook.

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