Christian Science Fiction: Edge of Oblivion by Joshua A. Johnston
Great story. Amazing world building. The invasion and the attempts to stop the invader are gripping. Tales like this are why I originally started reading science fiction…before I was tackled by LOTR.
For me, you don’t get much better scifi. The characters, in their many different species, are complex, compelling, and real. The relationships and social interactions are fascinating. The Sarconese faith is beautifully crafted. Joshua has done a marvelous job. He even has the same name as my King.
At present, I like fantasy best. That is for one major reason. As you know, I only read Christian fiction. My focus is on redemptive and spirit-filled books. In science fiction, that presents a real problem. All evidence points toward our King returning to Jerusalem within a decade or two, at most. Science fiction is inevitably far future, in most cases.
So, to have Christianity in that future has to mean the Lord has not come back yet. Though as a teacher of prophecy I can think of a couple of scenarios where that might be true, it is certainly far outside the prevailing wisdom.
This tale has Truth
It may not be as powerfully presented as evangelicals or Pentecostals might like. But I found it exhilarating and inspiring. Tomorrow, once I fire up my computer again, I am going to give it an award of excellence for Christian Religious Fiction. Spiritually, I rate it at 3.9-stars. It’s about as good as you can get without rebirth or the baptism of the Spirit.
Read this book!
I’m grateful for the review copy provided by Enclave. There were no restrictions on my review.