The Last Christian by David Gregory
Genre: Speculative Christian Fiction, Thriller
Date Published: May 4, 2010
Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher's book description:
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.
Before I even begin, I'm going to let you watch this trailer for the book:
I know I often say that this book is one of the best I've read, but in this case. It absolutely is one of the BEST books I have EVER read. PERIOD!
And I have read thousands of books over the years, but this one has left something in my heart.
The Last Christian is so well written, and I think as a Christian it leaves a lot in your mind, a lot of food for thought, it certainly makes you think and ponder and wonder and I love that about a book.
I wish I had the words to describe what an amazing book this was, let's just say that I didn't have to wait until the middle of the book to find it interesting, it pretty much caught my attention from the get go and then it was like a fast paced train, I kept turning the pages, wanting to read more, wanting to know more and by the time it ended, not only did I love it but I was also left with a little to think about.
I'm love endings where everything is sort of set straight and put in it's place, but I also enjoy those where you are left to wonder, left with a few what if's. That's what this one did for me.
I encourage you to pick it up at your local library or bookstore and read it, then come back and tell me what you thought. I'm sure it will touch you like it did me.
For more info, you can check out Random House.
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group