The Last Christian by David Gregory
Reviewed by Caryn Schulenberg, Guest Blogger
Genre: Fiction , Sci-Fi
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Publication Dates: May 4, 2010
The danger that would be very real for a Christian in a world that has all but abandoned religion of any kind, is something that is very real to anyone who knows the persecution that Christians have faced through the years as they stand up for their faith. Religion is looked at as superstition in this 2088 world. The readers find themselves gripped with serious concern for the safety of the people involved. Even those people when were not Christians, but were friends of the main character Abby, find themselves in trouble, and too closely monitored to be safe in any location or situation. The story takes Abby around the world from New Guinea to the United States, and yet the connection between her two worlds becomes very clear as her story unfolds.
I found myself, a longtime Christian, learning some things about my God that had not occurred to me before, and while the story was fiction and not very likely to ever happen in the future, it has influenced me in a way that I never expected. The book also left me with a profound sense of what one person can accomplish if they make up their mind to become God’s voice in this world.
The beginning of this book was a little difficult to get into, but it was necessary to set the stage and introduce the reader to all the key players. Once you know all the characters in this very futuristic novel, the story became very gripping. There is so much action, and danger that you can literally feel like you are watching a movie and it is keeping you on the edge of your seat.
While I am not normally a Sci-Fi fan, the use of terms that the people of today are familiar with, but giving them a slightly different meaning that still made sense, gives the reader a feeling that the story really could be possible at some point in the future. The book made word plays that any techie would like, and even brought some political word plays into the game. If you are up on the current events, these definitely caught your attention.
Caryn Schulenberg has been married to her best friend, Bob since 1975. They have two beautiful daughters, Corrie and Amy; two wonderful sons-in-law, Kevin and Travis; and 4 beautiful grandchildren. She’s thankful that God so richly blessed her and her family. She loves to hike and take long walks outside. The mountains are her place of peace. She loves to see what is just around the next turn in the trail. She blogs daily about family stories on her blog, Caryn’s Thoughts (link to http://carynschulenberg.com).