I just wanted to point you toward a new book that i’m thoroughly enjoying right now. It’s called “The Last Christian,” and although i’m only a little more than halfway done (i’m a slow reader, and this one is giving me a lot to think about) i can already recommend it. While i would normally hold a recommendation until i’ve completed a book, this one, while fiction, has given me a lot to chew on from a Christian perspective. This is one of those books that i’m really looking forward to discussing with friends when i’ve finished it. I especially recommend this one for fans of sci-fi–specifically near-future (think The Hunger Games, City of Ember, or the movie Gamer)
Here’s a recap from the publisher:
Missionary daughter Abigail Caldwell emerges from the jungle for the first time in her thirty-four years, the sole survivor of a mysterious disease that killed her village. Abby goes to America, only to discover a nation where Christianity has completely died out. A curious message from her grandfather assigns her a surprising mission: re-introduce the Christian faith in America, no matter how insurmountable the odds.
But a larger threat looms. The world’s leading artificial intelligence industrialist has perfected a technique for downloading the human brain into a silicon form. Brain transplants have begun, and with them comes the potential of eliminating physical death altogether—but at what expense?
As Abby navigates a society grown more addicted to stimulating the body than nurturing the soul, she and Creighton Daniels, a historian troubled by his father’s unexpected death, become unwitting targets of powerful men who will stop at nothing to further their nefarious goals. Hanging in the balance—the spiritual future of all humanity.
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And now, just the obligatory disclaimer: This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group