A few more reviews have come in this week. All good so far! I’ve posted some of these below.
Reading this book was reminiscent of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code series, with an added and much-appreciated nod to actual theology. Like the Da Vinci series, this book delves into literal and figurative meanings of many icons, myths, scripture and historical tidbits related to the life and death of Jesus Christ, and in this case, the idea of eternal life. There was a lot going on in this book, and it was difficult at times, to keep everyone and all the stories straight. They did all come to a head eventually and many of the loose ends were tied up by the end, although a few do remain open, perhaps for the sake of a sequel.
The only real negative I have is that Reggie is, by far, the most unnecessarily paranoid person, when under major stress. More so than I would assume most people with his history would be. Although it did add to the story, I think it was a bit overdone and could have been scaled back with the same effect. That and the fact that much of the scientific terminology and experimentation are a bit distracting due to the difficulty in understanding the nature of the subjects discussed. Some of the technical jargon could have been altered for easier understanding.
The Club and their literal translation of the idea of eternal life was quite sad to me. Had they truly understood the meaning of the grace and love of Christ, they could have used their considerable resources to do some real good in the world. Part of me hopes for a sequel with Reggie’s suggested induction, so that he may shed the Light on their quest. I do recommend this book to lovers of symbolism, of scientific advances, and especially to those Christians who love a good suspense thriller.
Reviewed By: Daysie W.
Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More
I also recieved a few reviews from my Goodreads giveaway. Here are some of them: