If my reading days were numbered, I was going to go down reading! So many good books to read, and so little time! But at least I got to read this one. The Last Christian by David Gregory took only part of this weekend to read and that's because I read faster and faster to find out what on earth was going to happen. Gregory is the author of other books I have often recommended, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger, A Day with a Perfect Stranger and The Next Level.
This full length novel is set in 2088 (no longer that distant a future) and features an overseas missionary who comes back to a God-less, Christianity-less America. Artificial intelligence and brain transplants are opening up unlimited possibilities to those willing to pay the price. Neural implants enable virtual reality on every level.
Every page, every new scenario made me think deep thoughts! "Is this technology already available? What would I do? Are the characters in the story making the right choices? Does one even have the power to exercise choice in this new world? Would I be able to survive? How would I defend or even define my faith in Jesus Christ? How current is this book?"
I felt like I was reading "science reality" not "science fiction" and it hit way too close to home. But I'm so glad that I did read it, because I will never be the same. Yes, it's that profound. You read it too and let's talk about it!