Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Last Christian - & GIVEAWAY!!!!

Book:  The Last Christian
Author: David Gregory
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group



The video says it all.... this is a story of Abigail Caldwell, who lived in the jungle her whole life with her missionary parents.  Its 2088 AD & she has survived a mysterious disease that killed everyone in her village.  This leaders her to America, only to discover a nation where Christianity has completely died out.

Abby sees this new world, that involves virtual reality, the dissolving of marriage, the way education has changed, to the scientific ways of thinking of the world. 

Personally, this book freaked me out, because the ways this books describes how Christianity dissolved in America are things that are very real & have potential to becoming true.  The way it shows how the next generation saw no real change in people who accepted Christ, how mega churches were built only for entertainment & not reaching to the lost... even gives "historical" records of politics which are from our times of George W. Bush & political decisions that are happening in our world now, & how things were accepted so easily that it turned into a "so what" nation of "anything goes"...

I really was wrapped up in the story... I'm not a big science fiction sorta person & I thought it would be hard for me to get into this book, but I was totally swept up in the story.  The ending, I will admit, I had to struggle with in knowing what was happening, but its only because my sci-fi-brain isn't up to speed with those things... but I did get it, understand it, & was surprised at the ending... not at all what I expected.. & I love that in a book...

Lucky for you, I have another copy given to me from WaterBrook Press that I can offer for a giveaway...

All you have to do is answer this question - What do you think the future looks like?  Simple enough
Leave me another comment if you are a follower & you'll get another entry... Good luck!  Deadline to enter will be Friday at 7:00

My Ratings: 4 skeins.... was going to be 3 only because my sci-fi brain, but loved the thought process & how "real" this could be...

UPDATE:  Random Number picked #3 - which is JULIE!!!! YIPEE!  Congrats girl!

11 comments:

Gretta said...

I think the future does look grim because God is being taken out of the picture on so many levels. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win!

Gretta said...

I am a follower, too!

Julie said...

I gotta say, I would hope that God would never let the world come to that, and I truly don't think that he would. I think of all the incredible men and women of God out there right now, and I know many of them would not let that happen. Especially that soon in the future. I do think a lot of people just don't care anymore, but there are just as many that do care and would die for that. My prayer for the future is that the opposite of that story happens, and I have to have faith that it will and do my part to make that happen. But the book sounds really interesting. I'd love to read it!

Lynn said...

Definitely a follower... I'd follow you anywhere! ;)

The future... wow, having at conversations with a teenage daughter, I'm a little concerned on a few issues. Honestly, I can see where society has made so many things "normal"... that to God are just NOT so normal at all. And it is so easily accepted. And I see a government that has, for the most part, forgotten that we were a country founded on HIM! And if we, as Christians don't take a stand, we could be headed for distruction. And as God has promised to NEVER destroy the world by flood again, not sure I want to be around for what he chooses!

petrii said...

The future as a follower of The Most High God is GREAT!!! But for those who do not know Him, it is just down right scary. really.scary.

This book sounds so interesting.

Love ya girl ~~ Dawn

petrii said...

Yep you know I'm a follower =)

2cats said...

I am so glad that God holds our future in his hands. It is not something I have to worry about. But I think it looks rather grim.
I am a follower.

sara said...

I didn't know you had a book blog!!!

this sounds great and I would love to read it.

As for the future.....the only thing I know for sure is that some where in there, I will be praising my Jesus face to face!!!

Erica said...

I think the future looks bleak for true Christianity. As in, those who are truly reborn will be in the minority, while the rest of the world totally ignores Jesus Christ. I see persecution coming where there was none. Our lives right now are pretty easy..I think we should be prepared for a time when being a Christian in America will be the hardest thing ever.

Marisa et al said...

looks like a very interesting read.

From Tracie said...

Looks like a very interesting book....If I am being really honest, I think the future looks a little scary, but I find peace that it is all in God's hands.