Saving the Halyodoora shows outrageous Godly science fiction. With the King on the throne and the resurrected saints helping, the people of God are seeding the universe.
The book takes place after the King returns and is on the throne—but thousands of years in the future as He has his people seeding the universe at the plodding pace of near-light speed. For all of that, this comes close to hard science fiction, in a believable world.
Saving the Halyodoora shows outrageous Godly science fiction
Sure it’s outrageous, but I quickly fell into the world of the space ships desperately working to save the billion lives on the colonist seeding vessel before it crashes. An unseen dark star has deflected the distant travelers with existential danger. Can the crew of the SkaterJon [on an interstellar rescue mission] step up and become the self-sacrificing heroes?
Interestingly, I was calling the book redemptive fiction, but it’s not. The redemption is over with the Body of the Messiah complete. So, these are Godly people who have more help than the Jews did before Jesus. It feels redemptive as you read it, but the “rebirth” experiences come a bit too easy when compared with our reality.
The King does work in mysterious ways, but there’s no Holy Spirit as we experience Him today. There are only vague remnants of evil.
All in all, it’s believable Godly fiction
Of course we can quibble about all the work going on for thousands of years. By this time the millennium would be over and this creation dissolved in fire. By the tale is good, edifying, and entertaining. But this is speculative fiction, and it works.
Hillebrand Dijkstra (Dutch), his wife Jorunn (Norwegian) and their son Johannes live in a village in Senegal, West-Africa where he has spent more than 25 years working on Bible translation for Wycliffe. I’m grateful that Mr. Dijkstra gave me a copy to review. It is a fun read.