Written by James Dobson & Kurt Bruner
Published at Hachette
About the book
The year is 2042, and the long-predicted tipping point has arrived. For the first time in human history, the economic pyramid has flipped: The feeble old now outnumber the vigorous young, and this untenable situation is intensifying a battle between competing cultural agendas. Reporter Julia Davidson-a formerly award-winning journalist seeking to revive a flagging career-is investigating the growing crisis, unaware that her activity makes her a pawn in an ominous conspiracy.
Plagued by nightmares about her absent father, Julia finds herself drawn to the quiet strength of a man she meets at a friend's church. As the engrossing plot of FATHERLESS unfolds, Julia faces choices that pit professional success against personal survival in an increasingly uncertain and dangerous world.
FATHERLESS vividly imagines a future in which present-day trends come to sinister fruition.
This book will stir your emotions as you go through the pages. I felt anger, distress and sadness as I read this novel. Actually I will admit that I had to put it aside a few time to decompress from the reading. It angered me to read about the pressure that disabled and sick people in the novel would go through to relief their descendants of taking care of them. The main reason of my anger was because I have a special need nephew and sickness is not unknown within the extended family. I can’t understand the willingness to commit suicide when you are going through major sickness. Maybe it’s because I don’t have to deal with major issues at this point in time in my life. But I hope that if I would do I would persevere and trust God with every cells of my body. Life on this planet is not suppose to be easy. Unfortunately, the enemy has polluted creation with lies and people tend to believe them.
As I read this book, I was reminded of a woman who became a quadriplegic after an accident while she was in a teen years. Some of you will probably know who Joni Eareckson Tada is and I find this woman inspiring on many levels. Every time I read about her or hear her speaking, I am energized and more hopeful. I want to reflect God’s love to the people around me but sometimes dark clouds are surrounding these people and it’s hard to pierce through it.
This book is in a way a picture of a possible future throughout the world. It is the first book in a trilogy that is dealing with issues that many are not willing to talk about. I think it is a great book to read in order to open your eyes on how America might possibly look like in 50 years from now if it continues to follow the path it is on right now. It’s sad but it’s reality. As much as the book stirred up emotions like anger and sadness in me, I seriously think that it is an important subject. Once you have read about it, you might be more willing to fight about it. Be aware that the book will push some emotions to the surface and you might have to take a break every once in a while to re-energize yourself. It’s a fabulous book that I recommend to every Christians in order for them to realize what our society might look like fifty years from now.
Recently the 2nd book in the trilogy has been published. I have mixed feelings about requesting it for a review but I also know that I need to read the new title of the trilogy to better understand how things are going nowadays.
Fatherless is available at your favourite bookstore, even amazon.ca and amazon.com.
Disclaimer: Thanks to Hachette Book Group for sending me the product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.