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26 May 2010

Spotlight: The Last Christian by David Gregory

Title: The Last Christian
Author: David Gregory
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Publication Date: May 4, 2010
Paperback: 416 pages
ISBN: 978-1400074976
Genre: Evangelical, Religion, Science Fiction

From the Publisher:


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:

This novel was a DNF for me. While the novel did not appeal to me, it has received brilliant reviews. The reason I did not finish the novel was quite simple, I truly disliked the mixed genres. The premise of the novel is good, the character development is excellent and I encourage everyone remotely interested to check out the reviews.

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.

Visit the Author's website to learn more.

An excerpt of the novel may be viewed here.

I received a complimentary copy of The Last Christian by David Gregory from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.


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