Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Vigilante by Robin Parrish

It is many years in the future and the United States is a place of crime and unrest. Nolan Gray, former Special Forces and prisoner of war, has decided to do something about it. He fakes his death and becomes a masked vigilante. With the help of two friends, he sets out to help people and show that there is a better way to live. But the bad guys aren’t going to give up without a fight, so Nolan has quite the task ahead of him.

I loved the Dominion Trilogy and the two stand-alone novels that Robin Parrish has written. I loved this book even more. Parrish’s writing is suburb, and the story is very easy to get into. I have always enjoyed superhero stories, and this book is no exception. It is a fun, fast-paced novel that will be a great summer read. I really hope that Robin is able to find a much larger audience because this story needs to be read. Highly recommended

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The God Hater by Bill Myers

Nicholas Mackenzie is a staunch atheist, who will do whatever he can to criticize religion. When his brother, Travis, creates an artificial intelligence program to imitate society, he asks Nicholas for help. It seems that no matter what kind of society Travis creates, the members end up killing themselves. It is Nicholas’ job to find the philosophical ideas to create the perfect society. As Nicholas begins to help out, he doesn’t like what he finds.

This is the first book I have read by Bill Myers, and I really enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure about the book when I started it, but I was quickly captivated. This story is a great illustration of God’s love and the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. I would compare this allegory to the Circle Series by Ted Dekker. Myers is able to show the power of the Gospel through a more modern tale. While a novel cannot come close to reading Scripture, this is a powerful book that I highly recommend.