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The Last Christian: A Novel | [David Gregory]

The Last Christian: A Novel

A.D. 2088. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

A.D. 2088. Missionary daughter Abigail Caldwell emerges from the jungle for the first time in her 34 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.

In this futuristic thriller, startling near-future science collides with thought-provoking theology. The Last Christian is a provocative "what if?" novel from David Gregory, best-selling author of Dinner with a Perfect Stranger.

©2010 David Gregory (P)2010 Random House

What the Critics Say

"The plotting is intricate and imaginative, and the religious elements go beyond formula....Gregory's approach is fresh, and he's produced a page-turner." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Mike 06-23-10
    Mike 06-23-10 Member Since 2008

    Normal on the outside, something else on the inside. Kinda like a banana!

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    "An intersection of science and belief."

    I found this book to be an interesting intersection of science and belief. Would you choose to believe in man and live forever without God, or believe in God and live forever after death.

    Being a software engineer the thought of living as a software program gives me chills (because I know how buggy software can be).

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Ponca City, OK, United States 01-11-12
    Paul Ponca City, OK, United States 01-11-12 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "I wanted to like this book."
    What would have made The Last Christian better?

    Better theology conserning the Christian faith and scriptures.


    Has The Last Christian turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    What about Lincoln Hoppe’s performance did you like?

    Very well read. Easy to listen to. Smooth voice.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    This book started out well and was actually good until about the last third. The gospel is lost. The true Christian message is watered down, and the premise is left wanting.


    Any additional comments?

    This book could have been so much better. It came so close and then fell apart. It makes me sad.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ronda 08-03-12
    Ronda 08-03-12 Member Since 2011

    I love a good murder mystery or any novel where good overcomes evil. Two of my favorite authors are Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker.

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    "Amazing and believable!"

    David Gregory did a fantastic job depicting a future without Christianity. It is plain to see how society today is already heading in that direction with a little help from technology and the government. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.

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    ruth vernon, british columbia, Canada 03-21-12
    ruth vernon, british columbia, Canada 03-21-12 Member Since 2007

    I AM LEGALLY BLIND AND ENJOY LISTENING TO STORIES OF FAITH, HISTORICAL CHRISTIAN NOVELS, AND BOOKS WITHOUT SWEARING ESP. USING GODS NAME

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    What did you love best about The Last Christian?

    THE DEDICATION OF THE MISSIONARY


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Christian?

    THE DEATH OF THE HEROINE


    Which scene was your favorite?

    THE MISSIONARY'S TRIP FROM HER VILLAGE BY BOAT TO THE CITY


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    AMERICA WAKE UP


    Any additional comments?

    I WOULD LIKE TO READ MORE OF THIS AUTHORS BOOKS

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    3/9/11
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    "Prob a good read but....."

    Agree with the above review, just could not listen to the most boring voice I have ever heard, no doubting the auther, but had to give it up it was sooo frustrating

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen Amos
    12/15/10
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    "Maybe a good book....."

    I was intrigued by this book and bought it with anticipation. However I won't get to find out from this audio version as I quit after a quarter.

    The Problem: The reader. I'm not sure if he was being overly earnest or if he was just bored. He read each word so slowly and left long, long gaps at the end of each sentence. Possibly interesting characters were reduced to unbearable bores. Every so often his voice would rise up as if he was a teenage boy.

    I'm sorry, I am still interested in the plight of Abby and maybe I will buy the book, however i begrudge paying twice for the same thing.

    In the future I will be more careful in listening to the samples

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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