The book starts out a little slow but moves fast and furious into action as you turn each page. The characters are fun and interesting and your trying to up with all the new ones as the scenes move from country to country... See that this is set in 2088 seems unnatural but it has some good points... I enjoyed the authors plot and story line... very enjoyable and worth the time to read...
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!
I am not a big sci-fi reader, however, The Last Christian was a book I had a difficult time putting down. Without giving the entire story away, just picture it is the year 2088, thats right were working into the future. Christian America has ceased to exist, people are living life with amazing scientific discoveries, culminating in the ability to have neural implants put in their brains, which enables them to live in a Virtual Reality (VR).Because of these implants people can process information at lightening speed, they can read books in minutes and are able to communicate through a grid system. With all this going on in the world, Abby Caldwell revels in her work in Papua, New Guinea as a missionary. However, the people in her village which is a protected environment die of a mysterious illness, which she and a doctor friend cannot figure out.Abby ultimately comes to the United States, stays with her sister, who has high political aspirations and doesnt want her sister near her. The plot thickens with many twists and turns. Its a fun book, but one that really points out some of the potential hazards of technology.Abby comes across with a wonderful innocence which never gets lost, even though she is lost in becoming part of American society. She continually talks to people about God, with a powerful grace and childlike faith which is missing today.This is not an easy to read, relaxing book. But . . . it was hard to put down at the same time.This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
The year 2088...the place the most remote inland village in New Guinea,missionary Abigail Caldwell is hurriedly canoeing down a savage and dangerous river to bring help to her people. In 34 years she has never left the jungle and now she is forced to leave as a result of a mysterious disease that has infected her people and a 16 year old message from her grandfather. Abigail will now have to travel to the US and rekindle the spark of Christianity as it is virtually dead. Aa you travel with Abbie through this adventure, you will find yourself saying...this is happening today! David Gregory has masterfully woven a tale of cutting edge technological breakthroughs, leaps in medical science, all of the danger and cliffhangers of the best suspense novel and provides a scarlet thread of scripture and gospel in almost every page. You find yourself caught up asking the question...what if I was the Last Christian. I would highly recommend,The Last Christian by David Gregory to any one loving a good read, a technical thriller and a new look at the gospel and how we worship today.
I was intrigued by the premise of this book and the idea of a future America devoid of God and His presence. As I read the book, I was shocked by the many things that are slowly taking root even now in America, despite the book's setting being in 2088.At this time, Americans have become accustomed to feeding their desires and pleasures through entertainment and enjoyment. The result of this, Abby finds, is that many live in virtual reality more than they do in the "real world". In the name of tolerance and acceptance, all things are acceptable and morality is something each individual decides for his or himself. As a result of all the medical advances, few people die or get sick from "natural" causes. This is the America that the protagonist, Abby Caldwell finds when she emerges from the jungles of Papua New Guinea for the first time in 34 years, living as the daughter of missionary parents. As she struggles to fulfill a charge by her grandfather to reintroduce Christian faith to America, she is received with anger and violence.In addition to Abby's charge to reintroduce the gospel of Christ to America, she must also contend with the artificial intelligence industry that has been working toward the creation of a silicon brain that would replace the human one, creating a "transhuman". This would enable humans to live forever as if the most important life is the here and now.I was both entertained and challenged by this book. Although it is certainly a work of fiction, there is no denying that we are living in a more virtual world. Nowadays, it is not uncommon to increase our Facebook friend number but rarely see people because of the busyness of life. The Last Christian was interesting and thought provoking - I would recommend it.