If Jesus were to tarry his return, what do you imagine would be happening in the year 2088? David Gregory has a pretty big imagination and it really made me think! With the way technology and knowledge is increasing, can you imagine people being able to visit face-to-face anyplace in the world in a virtual reality world? Can you imagine brain transplants that would enable people to live forever?That's only part of the story in The Last Christian. Now imagine a 34-year-old daughter of missionaries coming out of a remote jungle village in Papau New Guinea into this virtual technological world--trying to save her village from a fatal disease. And Abigail Caldwell is also one of the last Christians in the world. Her grandfather has left her a virtual message which catapults her into trying to be a witness for Christ in this new world. Abigail finds 2 men who respond to her kind spirit and gentle ways and who help her navigate this strange new world.I'm not a big sci-fi fan. So it was hard for me to get into this book. I would read awhile, put it down, and then pick it back up. But towards the last half of the book, I couldn't put it down. That's when David Gregory began preaching his message through this fiction book. And it inspired me! And I do believe it's going to help me live my life differently.I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. Maybe if I were a sci-fi fan, it would be 5 out of 5 stars.
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.