Former pararescue jumper Orion Starr is haunted by the memory of a rescue gone wrong. He may be living alone in Alaska now, but the pain of his failure—and his injuries—has followed him there from Afghanistan. As a consultant during a top-secret mission to root out the Taliban, she green-lighted an operation that ended in ambush and lives lost. Pre-order now! Releasing, January 7, Welcome friends! Are you kidding me? Are you as cold as I am? I mean seriously… I suppose the problem is that last week I was in… Hawaii! We had a blast.
Latest Release. A life where he simply disappears… He has no memory of the man he was. But a woman he desperately needs. The surprising, thrilling conclusion to the Montana Marshall series. Susan May Warren writes with such beauty and heart, and The Wonder of You is another Christiansen story that is not to be missed! One thing I can always say is Susan May Warren books never, ever disappoint. Susan Snodgrass, Amazon review. Love, love, love this series! She did it again; Warren exceeded my expectations! This book also stands on its own, combining faith, action, romantic tension, humor, and emotional depth into an adventurous love story.
Publisher's Weekly Review of Troubled Waters. The contemporary romances in the Christiansen Family series are drool-worthy, but they have a subtle, edgy realness that adds depth, too. It was a very interesting premise and one that makes a lot of sense. With some many advancements in technology the idea of an "artificial brain" is not that far off base.
It has always been a goal of the human mind to find the "fountain of youth" or ways to prolong life, this book takes it one step further to being able to sustain life indefinitely.
One of the things that I found really interesting was the lecture that Creighten gave his students about the reasons for the fall of Christianity. I think David Gregory really hit in on the head with these ideas. It was like looking into the future and seeing the direction that our country is going in, eerie and scary kind of stuff. I liked it a lot. LibraryThing member dccab I loved this book!!!
I was thinking as I read the book, this was similar, at least for me, to I believe that many of the concepts presented in the book are not that far off. Look how our idea of marriage has degraded in the United States. Is it possible in the future that marriage will be nothing but a contract and we are "Life partners"? I think we are quickly heading that way. Also the idea of Christianity being eliminated form American society.
We are already well on our way. Gregory, in my opinion did an exceptional job with the story and I loved his writing style. I cruised through this book effortlessly.
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I will definitely recommend this to my friends. If you are a Christian this should be a must read as it presents futuristic ideas of what may come if we as Christians keep conforming to the world's view rather than our Saviors!
LibraryThing member atdCross. That people downloading their brain person in a silicon brain with the consequences of losing their spirit and, as a result, their connection with God is nota credible premise. Those who transfered their brains didn't seem less human but still showed emotion and morality, which is impossible without the human spirit, in my opinion. To lose your spirit is to lose your whole humanity.
The book did not make me eager to read the next page, the characters were not interesting, and the ending was not memorable forgot how it did and and I just finished reading it last night. The idea that America totally abandoned their founding father's faith in God was a good idea to start with but the approach the author took with it was unappealing.
LibraryThing member Cataloger Science fiction from a Christian perspective. The book explores the question do you have to have a body to have a connection with God? Would a person who is now in a computer be a moral being capable of repentence? What are the implications of a society that seeks relief in virtual reality?
I normally do not read "modern Christian fiction" but I am glad I made an exception for this book. I found the book to be similar to C. Lewis's book That hideious strength. Yet this book has the benefit of a writer with a science education and solid theology. This combination gives it a level detail that keeps the story current.
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Lewis's work is better than this book but this book is good. LibraryThing member twiga Very interesting book. A missionary kid who has been raised in the jungle of Papua New Guinea and never been away from her village goes for help when her village is sick. She ends up going back to America to find that Christianity has died out. Her grandparents leave her a message telling her they think God wants to use her to bring Christianity back to America. She faces a completely different world than the one she is used to. This is set in the future - , so technology has advanced considerably.
Neuroscience has advanced to the point that they have discovered a way to create a silicon brain, upload software of the human and then transplant the silicon brain into the human in place of the biological brain. Most diseases have been cured so people are living a long time, but eventually the brain wears out. By transplanting to the silicon brain, basically living forever is offered as an option. This is the society that Abby faces to try and convince to turn back to God and Christianity. The book started getting suspenseful towards the end as Abby's life became in danger and I ended up staying up late to find out what happens.
A great read, futuristic yet suspenseful, with a little romance thrown in.
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LibraryThing member cstebbins. A staple of the wiseacre "knowledge" that was spooned out to many of us in school was that millennial or apocalyptic expectations have been a delusion common to all generations, based on ignorance and stress. I wonder just how accurate that is.
Two days before I got this book, I listened to an item on NPR about some laboratory in New York that has succeeded in cloning human "embryos" their word. A "bioethicist" from a university in Ohio explained rather nonchalantly that anybody worried by this is obviously ignorant and wrongheaded. I understand that various would be prophets have predicted doom many a time in the past, but it does seem, and I emphasize seem, that the coming challenges are qualitatively different from those the world has faced in the past.
The book was ok--no worse than the usual supermarket rack "thriller", but it got along without the usual coarseness and pointless violence. LibraryThing member jmchshannon. It concerns itself with the struggle for eternal life, both spiritual and physical by asking if living forever physically truly means losing one's connection with God.
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This is presented in the context of a future American society in which Christianity has supposedly died out. While Mr. Gregory presents some great arguments as for the reasons why Christianity failed to exist beyond the 21st Century, the probability of this occurring to a country founded on Christian ideals is low; as a result, The Last Christian loses some credibility with its premise. Unfortunately, the story itself is weak. Almost all the main characters are self-righteous with little to no character development. The reader is forced to accept the idea that someone growing up in a tribal culture with no access to the modern world would adapt as quickly and as successfully as Abby does.
Add to that a plot line that contains more pontificating than it does action, and the novel quickly spirals downward. As for the faith aspect of the story, it contains a very limited view of what it means to be a Christian, one in which the Bible states all of the rules, regardless of the inconsistencies contained within. No other religion is acceptable; I even felt this attitude to be applicable towards other Christian religions, like Roman Catholicism.
It is a disturbing, isolationist approach to faith that does more harm than good and is the reason why the idea of Christian living holds negative stereotypes. This was not a novel that I felt promoted Christian ideals in a harmonious light but rather did more to confirm the divide between "Christians" and non-Christians. This is so unfortunate because the message of the story is quite special, this idea that one person can make a difference in this large world of ours.
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Unfortunately, the delivery of this message is so exclusive that it turns off a large majority of the world's population. As a result, The Last Christian is not a novel I can recommend to anyone in good faith. There were too many disturbing aspects of the faith discussion to be able to promote this as a book that people should read.
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I was so preoccupied with the people around me, I couldn't see anything. But you could sense this hum of wings hovering all about you, like you were being ministered to by angels, and they were observing this whole episode. Lewis left his childhood Christian faith to spend years as a determined atheist. Just how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line.
What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?