Friday, September 20, 2013

Book Review - Last Light- Christian Science Fiction

Last Light
By: Terri Blackstock

Would you be able to survive if the world we know just simply no longer existed?  What would you do if suddenly nothing electronic worked?  No electricity, no cars, planes…nothing.  Would you be able to find food and water?  Would you share what possessions you had with those less fortunate or would you hoard or steal from others?

Doug Branning and his daughter Deni’s plane just landed when suddenly everything stopped working.  Planes were falling out of the sky with no explanation.   Cars stopped running, watches quit working, no banking machines would work.  Nothing!  This was not your typical power outage.    Chaos was everywhere and no one knew how far reaching this outage was.   Doug and Deni began their journey home from the Birmingham airport on foot.  MS Blackstock paints a realistic reaction through her characters of how we might react in a similar situation.  Deni is quick tempered and self-centered.  Will she finally realize that family and God are what really matter regardless of how important we think we are?  They deal not only with having to pull together as a family, but as a community learning to share and work together to survive and deal with looters and murderers all at the same time. 

I was captivated from page one and I don’t usually like books with a science fiction overtone, but this book was well worth the read and I didn’t find it in the least “preachy” eventhough it was written by a Christian writer.  I felt it would be a good book for anyone to read that might be faced with unusual situations.  It certainly causes you to stop and think about what would be important.

I would highly recommend this book to any reader who enjoys science fiction, mystery and intrigue and Christian readers who want a good book without explicit language.

Disclosure: 
I was given this book by the publisher, Zondervan, Through  Booksneeze blogger program for review.  I was not compensated for this book nor was I required to write a favorable review.  This review is my own opinion. 

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