Monday, May 31, 2010

The Last Christian

The Last Christian by David Gregory is the story of a young missionary woman who emerges in the year 2088 from living in the jungles. She has lived through the tragedy of her entire village dying out. She makes her way to America where Christianity is no more. Her mission, she realizes is to re-introduce Christ to a dying nation.

I don't usually like science fiction. I picked this book up and put it back down several times before actually taking the time to get into the story. I liked the premise, and I liked Abigail and the development of her character. This book, however, is not for the faint of heart or those wanting a light summer read. It is deep, and it requires thinking. To that end, it wasn't my favorite, but that doesn't mean that the book is not good. It is well-written and thought-provoking. The reader needs to be prepared to delve intellectually into the storyline because time and effort are necessary to get the book's complete message.

This book was provided for review by Waterbrook-Multnomah.

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