Christian Book Review: Death Trap, Robot Wars by Sigmund Brouwer
Fairly good science fiction, but barely Christian
The science fiction is reasonably good teenage fare. It’s an exciting and relatively believable story of life on Mars as compelled by the population explosion. The hero is marvelous—wheelchair-bound.
There are two stories with the same cast and location; and they are both fun. But the solutions are sought and found within the context of a Godless scientific approach. The bad guys are the installed leaders which may be the truth in the world today, but it certainly does not help youth aspire to leadership. The Bible doesn’t think much of rebellion [it’s as the sin of witchcraft as told in Samuel] and there is no hint of a Godly, righteous leader in this book.
I enjoyed these stories, but they are small stories: in actual size, in concept, and in impact.
This is not a Christian novel
It was presented as Christian—yet it’s not. There is a baseline mainline belief in God which is presented as an obvious, necessary belief. However, there’s no personal relationship with God or Jesus. In fact, there’s no savior mentioned or hinted at. The concept of the Holy Spirit is completely foreign to this tale.
So, it’s a clean, nice read with hints of religiosity.