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Monday, May 24, 2010

Book Review: The Last Christian



I’m usually not one to read anything in the “science fiction” genre but I have to admit – The Last Christian intrigued me, made me *think* and kept me reading!

Imagine suddenly waking up 30 years from now and having technology so advanced that humans are able to have brain transplants, the internet has been replaced with something bigger and better, cars no longer rely on drivers and virtual reality visits are a way of life.

And the biggest change of all?   Christianity is pretty much obsolete.

This is exactly what happens to Abigail Caldwell who comes to America for the first time in 34 years when her tribe in Papua New Guinea is mysteriously wiped out from what appears to be an illness.

Although Abigail hasn’t been asleep – she’s had no contact with the outside world.

Born and raised in the jungle, Abigail has been carrying on the missionary work of her parents.  When the mysterious illness kills her adopted daughter and the rest of her tribe, Abigail has no choice but to stay with her cousin in the United States. Without any knowledge of American customs, manners, practices or technology, Abigail feels like a complete outsider as she’s forced to live amongst civilization.

Abigail risks imprisonment (or possibly worse) as she shares her faith and attempts to spread the Gospel in a very cold and God-less nation, hoping to re-ignite Christianity in America.

The biggest twist for me was the ending which was not wrapped up as neat and tidy as I expected.  Although I thought I knew where the story was headed, I enjoyed being caught off guard.

This medical science fiction story offers up suspense, crime, murder, romance and makes you think outside the box when it comes to the future possibilities of modern science.   An exciting, fast-paced, page turner not to be missed!


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This book was provided free for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

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