I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. --Groucho Marx

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Resurrection: The Disciples in the 21st Century Review

The Resurrection: The Disciples in the 21st Century
Christian Science Fiction
Paperback: 352 pages
Published by author (Self-Published)
ISBN: 9-781-45654-741-7
September 2011
Overall Rating: 3.5/5  

Nothing stops Bancroft Enterprises from developing the best in scientific technology, despite the harsh competition. At the height of its power, biomedical technician Clark Ravensdale performs the nearly-impossible: raising six New Testament figures. Though criticisms from the religious and scientific communities persist, both groups use this project as an opportunity to advance their agendas. In midst of division, Clark shies away from discussion, hoping that the fierceness resides and won’t deter his workaholic life.

However, those mixed feelings change. While some have characterized the disciples as primitive, others like Clark notice the abnormal behaviors and uncanny intellect. As more time is spent living with the disciples, a realization comes to mind: perhaps there is more truth to the New Testament than some thought.

While I usually shy away from Christian fiction the idea behind this book seemed interesting to me, I mean come on biblical figures in our world, I mean anyone from the past coming to the present is something I want to read about. I love reading the way everyone acts in those types of situations. The way they talk, think, move, act, view things, react to things eg, music, art, even religion, it’s all very fascinating to me.

One thing that made me take notice was the belief of the disciple. It was so strong and utterly simple and straightforward that it left no room for doubt. In the world today we have so many believers but after reading about the disciples it makes you wonder is the belief today absolute? It was different and not really in a bad way to compare between the disciples and the people of the world today how much and the way believe.

One question in the story stood really stood out to me and while I can’t answer it I want to point it out. What would happen to religion if we could resurrect and/or clone the disciples of Jesus?

Makes you wonder doesn’t it?

The one thing I found the story lacking was character development. When I read I like to feel as if I truly know the characters, Clarke, it seemed to me was just there, sure we knew some but there could always be more. Then there was the disciples who didn’t seem to have individual thoughts or personalities, they were more a group than separate people.

So, while this book could have been a little better it wasn’t bad. I would recommend it people who don’t shy away from Christian fiction and people like to push the “what if” envelope.

{Disclaimer: I received a free uncorrected PDF copy of this book by the author for an honest review. All opinions presented here are my own.}

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