Monday, March 18, 2019
Very Interesting! "American Omens: the Coming Fight for Faith" - by Travis Thrasher
About the book:
In this taut thriller that depicts a future where belief is dangerous, faith is deemed hatred, and a group of powerful elite keeps watch, the Reckoner has come to wake up America.
The year is 2038 and Cheyenne Burne is a brilliant young programmer working for Acatour, the world's top technology firm. Her father converts to Christianity, and he suddenly disappears without a trace. When a stranger hands Cheyenne a coded message that sends her on a collision course with a clandestine group of believers, she must put her life in the hands of those following a man known only as the Reckoner. He claims he wants to bring back true faith in Christ to America and also reveal the forces behind the disappearances of the many renowned people who publicly declared their Christian faith.
Operating in the shadows and living off the grid, this mysterious prophet assembles a ragtag team--including a former bookseller whose store was shut down for selling prohibited books--to help him take the battle for transparency to the top. With a ruthless FBI agent closing in, can Cheyenne and the others expose the truth and lead a return to God in America before it's too late?
This was an interesting story about what the future of America could look like if the country keeps heading in the direction it's going, where the Christian faith is tolerated less and less and people are being monitored even more than they are now. It was suspenseful as the story alternated between three viewpoints, one who was sent to find the man behind it all using any means necessary. While I found this book interesting I thought it was going to be a little more exciting than it was. It did have some action. The story felt like it was building up to a grand event but was a bit of a letdown for me. I found the characters interesting and I really related to Will, the bookstore owner because He was a man of faith but kept trying to do everything in his own power instead of talking to God and asking for His help. He wanted to be in control of his own life and I can relate to that. It's hard to let go sometimes. The gospel was clear in the story and it was interesting that Cheyenne wasn't a Christian and didn't really understand faith or why her father would choose this life. The story left some things open-ended so I wondered if there will be a sequel. If you like futuristic stories you might like this one.
I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.
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