The Last Christian
May 4, 2010 | 416 Pages
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About The Last Christian
Christian missionary 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. A curious message from her grandfather leads Abby to America, only to discover a nation where Christianity has completely died out.
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.
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.
In this fast-paced thriller, startling near-future science collides with thought-provoking religious themes to create a spell-binding "what-if?" novel.
About David Gregory
DAVID GREGORY is the author of Dinner with a Perfect Stranger, A Day with a Perfect Stranger, The Next Level, The Last Christian, and the coauthor of the nonfiction The Rest of the Gospel. After a ten-year business career, he returned to school to study religion and communications, earning Master's degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and the University of North Texas. A native of Texas, he now lives in the Pacific Northwest.
416 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: May 4, 2010
Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8
Carton Quantity: 24
What does this nation without God look like? A startling "what-if" look at the end of Christianity in America...
A.D. 2088. Science is removing God from Americaone person at a time. Can the faith of one woman bring restoration? In this futuristic thriller, one woman takes on the seemingly-impossible task of re-introducing the Christian faith in late twenty-first century, secular Americaand rescuing the planet from spiritual oblivion.
Iâ??ve read Dinner with a Perfect Stranger, Day with a Perfect Stranger and The Next Level by David Gregory and jumped at the chance for a review copy of his newest book. I had a feeling it would be something special. I wasnâ??t disappointed. After reading the prologue, dated April 2088, I knew I was on a completely fresh, incredible, serious journey with David as he whisked me into this Sci/Fi thriller. I buckled up, regrouped and tuned...
David Gregory's The Last Christian was another pleasant surprise: a Christian novel that is not cheesy, not preachy, but well-written and explicitly Christian. Gregory paints a convincing picture of the not-too-distant future, while weaving a suspenseful story of faith and the nature of humanity itself. After a brief prologue in which we witness the replacement of a human brain with an electronic brain, we meet Abby, who, at 34 years old,...
Artificial Intelligence. Virtual Reality. These are familiar terms now, but what significance will they have in the not-so-distant future? The Last Christian by David Gregory uses these concepts to depict a future United States where Christianity has been replaced by technology and selfish motivation. The people no longer believe in absolute truth so they don't see a need for forgiveness; nor do they understand how to have a personal...
a work of fiction from the author who brought you Dinner with a Perfect Stranger and The Next Level, neither of which i've read, but if you have, then you also have a frame of reference for Gregory's latest book... the book takes place about a few generations from now, in 2088, where the majority of the world's population has internet access embedded into their brains via microchips and world-renown innovator Bryson Nichols has just unveiled...
I must confess, I had trouble with this book at first. After a confusing start, it became interesting, and then collapsed into a bit of confusing. Part of the trouble was that there were several plots, happening all at once, and so it was like starting to read four or five books at exactly the same time. Read part of a chapter of one, skip to the next, and then to the next, and so forth. Because of that, I almost didn't continue the...