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The Last Christian, by David Gregory

The Book*:

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.

At the same time, 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?

Abby 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.

The Author*:
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.

My Thoughts:
I loved this book!  I wasn’t certain I was going to when I first started reading because the prologue and first two chapters didn’t seem to relate to each other — oh but they do, and when they all come together the realization of what is going on will absolutely blow you away. The Last Christian, by David Gregory is a spell-binding read. No housework, no photography and no blogging got done while I read this novel. Amoeba is lucky he got dinner.

The futuristic setting is wholly believable and easy to comprehend.  Although there is much science in the novel, I would classify this as a medical thriller rather than a science fiction novel.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Random House, Inc. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

*Copy provided by Random House, Inc.


  1. This really sounds great, Quilly! It sounds like a book both my husband and I would really enjoy reading. I’ll write it down for a future read.

    1. Linda — it is medical fiction, and the future isn’t all that far in advance so you will recognize the world. This book was a griping read.

  2. Thanks for the review. I’ve seen this but didn’t think I’d be interested because, like Linda, I’m not a big fan of futuristic novels. But this sounds good.

    1. Barbara — it is fantastic. The future isn’t all that far from now, so you will still recognize the world. And all of the “science” is medical and since the main characters aren’t doctors, all the concepts are pretty easy to understand. I couldn’t put this book down.

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