This is the premise behind author David Gregory’s futuristic, yet inspirational novel, “The Last Christian.” Set in 2088, Gregory’s story explores what might happen if Christianity was made obsolete and spreading the Gospel was considered a hate crime.
Thirty-five year old Abigail Caldwell had lived among the New Guinea jungle natives with her missionary parents all her life. But when her village begins dying of a mysterious disease, it’s up to Abby to go into the “real” world to find help for them, a trip that is regretfully too late to save her “people.”
Abby has no choice but to go to America where her only known living relative, Congresswoman Lauren Caldwell, resides. Abby is shocked to find that people no longer believed in God, and that the newest scientific innovation, artificial brain transplants which enables people to potentially live forever, have become all the rage. And when a mysterious message from her grandfather, telling Abby that God has picked her to reintroduce Jesus to the world, Abby soon finds that she has become a target for a powerful group that will stop at nothing to silence her. But will her faith be strong enough to compel her to spread God’s word, not matter what?
“The Last Christian” is an interesting look at a world that is very possible for future generations, as is evident with the gradual secularization of Europe today. Gregory combines a sci-fi adventure story with a powerful message of faith and hope in this tale, and it makes a powerful impact on the reader.