Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Book Review: The Last Christian by David Gregory (and GIVEAWAY!)

(Be sure and read at the bottom of this post to see how you can enter to win a copy of The Last Christian!)

The Last Christian: A NovelI don't usually read "futuristic" kind of books and I'm not sure if I would have picked this one to read from the bookstore or library shelf, but now, after reading The Last Christian by David Gregory, I consider myself "stretched" in my reading interests. I enjoyed this book for its unique approach to romance as well as the interesting ideas the author has about future technology. It was believable as well as fascinating.

I think one of my favorite things about this book was the character named Abby, who is a 34-year-old daughter of missionaries from Papua New Guinea. She has spent her entire life in the jungle, but comes to America to try and find out what disease wiped out her entire village. She finds a country where Christianity has died out. As a result of a cryptic message from her grandfather, Abby embarks on a mission to re-introduce people to God.

There are other things going on in the book, such as a plan by an artificial intelligence innovator to implant silicon brains into humans in order to make them live forever. And then there's Creighton Daniels, whose life intersects with Abby's when his father is found dead of an apparent suicide and Daniels begins to investigate.

The "plot thickens" when Creighton and Abby uncover facts that reveal malicious intent on the part of some of the scientists working with the AI project. They find themselves on the run and their lives threatened.

This Christian thriller is a great read, if you can get past some of the scientific language used throughout. I just skimmed through those parts and it did not affect the overall enjoyment of the book. I recommend this one.

To purchase The Last Christian, click on this link from Random House Publishers.

Now, for the GIVEAWAY! Would you like to win a copy of this new novel? All you have to do is add your name and email to the comment section. I will choose a winner on June 6, so don't wait to enter!

(This book was sent to me by Random House for review purposes. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.)


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