But keeping it alive will require extraordinary measures. Yesterday's world is gone. All Deni and her family have left is each other and their neighbors. Their little community will either stand or fall together. But they're only beginning to realize that, and trust doesn't come easily.
Particularly when one of them is a killer.
Best-selling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves a masterful what-if novel in which global catastrophe reveals the darkness in human hearts and lights the way to restoration for a self-centered world.
©2005 Terri Blackstock; (P)2005 The Zondervan Corporation
I was really moved by the plot of this novel.Could I live without all the luxuries of my life? I think that Terri Blackstock has introduced a book series that,for me, can help me address that question.Her characters are not super human but just ordinary people faced with a crisis of global magnitude.As far as her pushing Christian values on others,I did not see it that way.I saw her as a writer bringing Christian values and principles into her characters lives at a time when I believe that I would have also done if I were in the same situation.I believe that Terri Blackstock did a very good job and can't wait to start the rest of this series.I have listened to "The Cape Refuge series" and loved that one too.So I hope that this series is just as good.
I have listened, to "Last Light" and having been with out electricity for over three weeks after the hurricanes that hit Fla., I felt much the same way that these characters felt. And believe me after the first week my family was on each other's nerves. Just knowing the electricity would soon be back on was all that got us through.
And as I was looking for a good Christian author, it felt good to read this book and then recommend this book to others, with out saying, just ignore the few bad parts. Thanks Terry for this book.
And as for bringing Christ into the Book, It made me stop and take a good long look at my own life.
To see where I stand with God, myself. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books by this author.
The story. It brought a lot of things to mind considering the state of our country.
The father because of his strong faith in the Lord.
All of it.
Terri Blackstock has never let me down. Her books are wonderful.
I thought this was a good story, although I would have enjoyed a little more depth. The major characters were reasonably believable, and the basic premise was a new take on an old theme. As I listened, I found myself taking stock of my own possessions and wanting to lay in a stock of canned goods. I thought the reading was fine, and don't understand the gulping noise some others have commented about. I listened for it and never quite caught it. Overall, a good listen. I will be getting the rest of the series.
I enjoyed this book, even though I really wanted to choke one particular character(no spoilers). I think many of us would be whinny and unappreciative, when put in similar circumstances. Overall a pretty good book and series.
I just love the Restoration series books. It really makes you think and put your life into perspective. I can't imagine going through that. Terri Blackstock does a great job depicting what life without technology of any kind would be like. I love reading books, but having books like this and the added bonus of making yourself look at your own relationship with Christ is wonderfal.
we have throughly enjoyed every Terri Blackstock book. we liked this one as well, but my only complaint was it was hard to hear the reader. with the phone turned up as loud as it would go we still struggled to hear. we have listen to many books on audio and have never had this problem, so I am not sure what was going on. I would recommend this book. though.
I very much enjoyed this book. It took a few unexpected turns, which helps to keep your interest. Gives me alot to think about. Could I survive in those conditions? Could you? Look forward to the next book.
Finally a religious survivalist combo that works. Developed well and no contrived situations. Enjoyed it from start to finish.
I enjoy reading -romance, mystery & paranormals. Some of my favorite audios are: Harry Potter, Fablehaven, Cat & Bones & JD Robb.
The constant whining and complaining of the children does get pretty annoying. I am absolutely certain I would not be able to put up with them AND the lack of air-conditioning. I think the narrator contributes to my distaste for the children. I do like the general narration, but when he tries to do women and children, ugh.
There is something compelling about this series for me. I am fascinated by the images of life after the power goes out and how the family and the community respond to the intensive changes that surround them. I cannot help but put myself in some of these situations and wonder how I would react. Would I be mentally, physically, and spiritually strong enough to survive. The scenes in Walmart are especially frightening to me because I can so easily imagine something similar happening in the event of a natural disaster. The complete lack of authority and communication is stunning to me.
Evangelists and hard line born again christians
A brilliant idea wasted
I wasn't sure if it was for real
The characters were portrayed well and quite easy to imagine. Descriptive passages were quite good.
I thought I would enjoy this book because the original idea was good, but by the time I reached the final religious rant (I managed to stick it out to the end!) I was starting to wonder whether the whole thing was just some kind of satirical parody. I agree with the previous reviewer - it definitely should come with a warning!
Started off great. The ever increasing religious sermons put us off listening to the end. It should contain a warning about that!
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