The Last Christian by David Gregory

So here is the setting. It is 2088.  Missionary Abigail Caldwell leaves from New Guinea to  help fellow villagers, who have come down with a mysterious disease.  While the villagers can not be saved, Abigail, the sole survivor travels to America where she discovers that Christianity has died out.  As she investigates the death of her grandfather who was the co-inventor of a silicon brain replacement, she discovers a message he left for her tasking her to bring the Christian Faith back to America.

I know, right?

A little bit more sci-fi to this book then I would normally read, and trying to keep up with the thought of the invention of brain transplants to keep the human race living forever – was a bit mind-boggling.  And that is with my original brain I was born with.  The point of course was to eliminate death all together, but at what cost?

While parts of the books were a bit too sci-fi for me, I was able to complete the book.   David Gregory writes a fast paced novel that even the parts that made me go “huh?” were soon surpassed by a feeling of “oh yeah!”.   The book filled that craving  I have of a good mystery, suspense book that keeps me guessing.  While sci-fi is certainly not on my genres to read list, I was still able to move beyond all the technical futuristic (admitting I had to skim some of these pages) and coming out the other side finding this an interesting read.

Book Journey’s travel map updated to include The last Christian

Amazon Rating

416 pages

Cover Story:  I think the cover is a good fit, it represents the feeling of isolation and has a sci-fi feel.

I received this book from review from Waterbrook Multnoman Publishing

16 thoughts on “The Last Christian by David Gregory

  1. I’m not sure I could do this one, Sheila. It is interesting though that so many people are into the sci-fi stuff…my husband for instance. I just don’t get it. My mind doesn’t go there. Way to stretch yours though 🙂 lol

  2. I’m not sure I’d want to read this one, either. I’d really have to be in the right mind set to do it, I think.

    Sounds like some intriguing aspects, though.

  3. When this one was offered to me I thought it looked awesome until I got to the brain transplant part and I went uhh…no. I don’t like science fiction but I did think the part about Christianity dying out and her having to try to revive it sounded interesting. I’m glad you (sorta) liked it.

    1. That is the part I liked Angie – the mystery behind her grandfathers message and her task…. but the brain thing was a bit too far out for me…. although when I think what science can do today….. maybe it just scared me a little 😀

  4. I’ve seen one other review of this book. It sounds interesting, but I don’t read much in this sci-fi type line. It is an interesting story line though.

  5. I really enjoyed this one, as I think you saw on my blog. But I like sci-fi to a certain extent. I thought the futuristic world he created was amazing, although I certainly hope brain transplants don’t actually become a reality in the future!

    1. Julie I wanted to think the whole brain transplant was a bit far-fetched, but then I remember they are cloning sheep and well…. that’s a bit scary!

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