Thursday, June 10, 2010

the last christian: book review and giveaway

About This 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.

My Review of the book:
I'm not going to lie to you, this book was kind of hard for me to get into. But once I stopped putting off reading this book, I read it rather quickly and with great interest in knowing the outcome. This is a great, sci-fi Christian novel that really makes you think and wonder. There were many parts where the characters seem to get into a tangle that they won't be able to get out of...and most of the time they are able to get out of it. While reading this book I was reminded of the fast pace and movement in the movie "National Treasure" while the plots are completely different I felt the movement from one thing to the next was similar. This ended up being a great book and I would recommend it to anyone who loves a different kind of Christian novel. It will have you wondering if you could come back to a country that "has no faith" and lead them to the one true Christ!

About the Author:
David Gregory the author of Dinner with a Perfect Stranger, A Day with a Perfect Stranger, The Next Level, and the coauthor of the nonfiction The Rest of the Gospel. After a ten-year business career, he returned to school to study religion and communications, earning Master's degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and the University of North Texas . A native of Texas , he now lives in the Pacific Northwest .

Buy this book here for $14.99
Win this book: You could win your very own copy simply by leaving a comment on this post. I will choose a winner next Thursday night, June 17th and post the winner on Friday.


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Anonymous said...

This book has been on my wishlist for awhile now!

Jen said...

I'm here from Follow Me Friday! I've heard many great things about this book! Thank you for the opportunity!!

Have a great week.

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DG said...

wow! this book sounds like such a unique read. Thanks for reviewing it!