The Last Christian by David Gregory is an exciting story of how a missionary’s daughter Abigail Caldwell returns to American after living in the jungle for thirty-four years. Somehow, she was the only one who survived a disease that struck her whole village dead. Upon returning to the United States, she finds that there are not many people who continue to cling to the Christian faith. Her grandfather charges her to spread the faith even if it means that she will also be battling against the new technology that was created, the technology that made it possible for a person to live forever.
The Last Christian Review:
Gregory’s Christian novel received an average customer rating of 4.0 out of 5, 5 being the highest possible rating. We can see however based on how the customers scored individually that 35% of the customers gave it a score of 5 followed by 40% that scored it 4. At least more than half of the customers found that this book was deserving of a good review. Less than 110 customers reviewed this book.
Many reviewers described this book to be heavy. A customer shared how the author was able to paint a picture of how the nation would be in the future and describe how the spiritual state was. This customer felt that this was certainly not a light entertaining kind of book. The story depicted how evangelism was needed for a target audience, especially for a nation where Christianity was almost wiped out. This reviewer appreciated how the author took the time to really sit down to develop the story and do some research in order to make it realistic. He also recommended the book but suggested that it be one that readers should take time with in order to clearly understand and enjoy the story. Another customer exclaimed that this was a good book for those who are also taking the charge to spread the Gospel.
The fact that this Christian novel was heavy was also one of the reasons why it received a lower score. Many found that the descriptions about a futuristic nation and the technology were too much to bear. One reader mentioned that this book made his brain hurt. A reviewer reported that the book would have been better if the author picked at least 2 genres that the book could have focused more on instead of sounding like a Christian novel with science fiction mixed with other genres as well. This reviewer also felt that many of the pages could have been deleted if the author decided to cut some of the long descriptive prose which the reader found to be unnecessary. This book was not able to meet its fullest potential.
The storyline of this book is very interesting and we recommend it for customers who are interested in finding a world with the Christian faith almost gone and discovering how a woman took her mission to evangelize it. This is a recommended read.