[Waterbrook Blog Tour, Review&Giveaway] The Last Christian by David Gregory

Posted 27 May, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 14 Comments

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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.

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.

My Review:
Okay. Wow. Different. Definitely different. Honestly, when I opened the book and started reading it, I was really confused and didn’t think that I was going to like it. But I was willing to give it a shot and boy am and I glad I did. I ended up liking it ALOT better than I thought I would, especially since I have never read this style of book before nor had I planned on reading one of this nature either. But, David Gregory hooked me. It was a complex novel, one that I think mixes sci-fi thrills with heavy and deep Christianity.

David Gregory’s The Last Christian has the ability to draw the reader in almost immediately ( I say almost because I was a tad confused in the beginning) and grips them, taking them on a whole new futuristic adventure set in A.D. 2088. Man, what a different time! I was utterly fascinated with the plot the author created. A world of virtual reality, no books(definitely not something I would be able to handle in the future! lol!) or computers. Just the ability to “tap” into someone and there they are. Wow! And the heavy part is this: no one is allowed to speak of Jesus or Christianity else they face the problem of jailing. WOW. I can not picture a world like that at all! But the ending is a shocker that’s for sure! I enjoyed all the characters as well. Gregory did a fantastic job in creating Abby and Creighton, as well as the minor characters. They added supreme depth to the plot and really got my brain thinking about a world like that, and one lone Christian trying to help spread the wonderful Gospel. Amazing!

So, as you might have guessed, I ended up LOVING this book. I will definitely be looking forward to more books like this from David Gregory in the future. Definitely 5 stars in rating and I recommended it to everyone, especially if you like sci-fi thrills! It’s a thought provoking story!

You can purchase your copy here.

*This book was provided for review by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers*


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