Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Hot Topics and Buzz Words

Faith Awakened includes several topics that are hot these days, especially in science and science fiction. In the true spirit of Christian Speculative Fiction, Grace Bridges uses her novel to address several “what if’s” that many others flirt with as well. What if stasis was a real possibility? How long could life be sustained until the person wakes up again? What, if anything, would be happening to that person while in stasis? What about cryogenics? Is that a feasible method of inducing stasis? Then there’s the whole virtual reality realm. Just how far can we go with virtual reality? Can we create something like the holodeck programs that they had on Star Trek? What if we could make an alternate life in virtual reality? In scientific experiment with DNA, what if they discovered some way to grow vegetables and fruit that were super sized and faster growing, that could grow even in less-than-ideal conditions? What kind of effect could that have on the world population and commerce? What if that discovery came at a price that didn’t show up right away? How about a virus so lethal and contagious that it causes a severe worldwide pandemic?

Suppose there was a one world government some day. There are many, many takes on this idea. Suppose it was a takeover by a few big business concerns, and once they controlled the markets, they forced people to serve them if they were to survive? How would people react to this slavery? What if this government forbade any religious activities? (We know this has already happened in certain societies) Would Christians find a way to still meet and practice their faith?

These are a few of the ideas found within the pages of Faith Awakened. There are quite a few more: revolution, energy crisis, computer technological advances, dystopian society where people have lost technology and ability to use it. There are a lot of questions raised as well as some interesting reading.

Faith Awakened by Grace Bridges http://www.gracebridges.com/ and http://www.faithawakened.com/
180 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4303-1111-9
Publisher: Lulu.com
Copyright: © 2007
Country: New Zealand
Available Nov. 5, 2007 through http://www.amazon.com/ as well as http://www.lulu.com/

Faith Awakened is featured this week at Christian Diction Review Blog, http://www.cfrb.com/

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Grace Bridges said...

Thanks Cathi! You keep on coming up with this great stuff! And I continue to be impressed.
Big hugs!

David said...

You touched on most of the "What ifs?" The problem with Grace's book is that's just the icing on the cake. FAITH AWAKENED can be understood and enjoyed on so many different levels it's just incredible. Thanks for helping CFRB out with her tour. God bless.