The Last Christian by David Gregory

26 May

In the future, it’s possible to live forever—but at what cost?

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.

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 fast-paced thriller, startling near-future science collides with thought-provoking religious themes to create a spell-binding “what-if?” novel.

David Gregory is the coauthor of two nonfiction books and a frequent conference speaker. After a ten-year business career, he returned to school to study religion and communications, earning two master’s degrees. David lives in Texas, where he works for a nonprofit organization.

First Chapter

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My Impressions:

Is Christianity doomed to disappear in America?  That is what David Gregory is proposing in his newest novel, The Last Christian.  In 2088, Americans are living longer than imagined.  Their lives are filled with pleasures and experiences only dreamed of decades before.  Life has been replaced by virtual reality — the only reality some exist in.  Yet people are still dissatisfied.  There seems to be something missing.

Years before Christianity was abandoned as an out-of-date and out-of-touch lifestyle choice.  Large church buildings, once filled with thousands, stand empty.  Faced with a population no longer guided by absolute truths and unable to see distinctive differences between Christians and non-Christians, churches turned to entertainment to attract people.  But people soon found out they could pursue entertainment on their own. Gregory challenges the reader to see the message of Christ in a whole new light. One that expresses not only the need for forgiveness, but one that declares life to man.

What real life in Christ looks like is the premise of Gregory’s novel.  The Last Christian is a thought-provoking book.  Christian readers are challenged to examine and evaluate their own faith-walk, the results of which may be shocking.


(I received The Last Christian from Waterbrook/Multnomah in return for a review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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