Monday, February 21, 2011

CSFF Tour: The God Hater, by Bill Myers








Dr. Nicholas Mackenzie is a professor at the University of California. He's also a reclusive atheist. Nothing thrills him more than to explain the detriment religion is to humans, which makes it nearly inconceivable that he is friends with believer Annie Brooks and her son Rusty. Nicholas' world is shaken when abducted by false FBI agents trying to find Nicholas' brother Travis, a computer genius who has designed the most important technology of the 21st century.

Nicholas and Annie are drawn into even more danger when Travis shows them the most intricate programming he has ever seen, but there is a problem, and Travis is counting on Nicholas to help him. Meanwhile, the search is on for those who will stop at nothing to obtain Travis' valuable secrets.

Myers never ceases to amaze and to inspire. His stories are imaginative and poignant, always entertaining and bringing home time-honored truths. Although the reader gets a good sense of what is going to happen, he still inserts elements of surprise. There is something for everyone in this thought-provoking tale.




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Usually I leave out any spoiler in my book reviews, but I feel compelled to comment on a major event near the end of the story. Do not continue to read if this will ruin the book for you.

I was drawn in by the compassion Nicholas had for Alpha 11 and the other people in the community. He saw how their society had failed so many times because they had no knowledge of their creator or the “rules” for living in their world. They had yet to stumble upon the right answers because they were never given full information.

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” This is what Jesus says in the book of John and then goes on to prove he has this kind of love by literally dying for mankind. This kind of sacrifice is what Nicholas learns by the end, and why it was necessary. A perfectly fitting conclusion.


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Participant Links--Check 'em out!

Noah Arsenault
Red Bissell
Thomas Clayton Booher
Keanan Brand
Rachel Briard
Beckie Burnham
Morgan L. Busse
Carol Bruce Collett
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
CSFF Blog Tour
April Erwin
Amber French
Andrea Graham
Tori Greene
Katie Hart
Ryan Heart
Joleen Howell
Bruce Hennigan
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Becca Johnson
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Emily LaVigne
Shannon McDermott
Matt Mikalatos
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Mirtika
MollyBuuklvr81
John W. Otte
Sarah Sawyer
Chawna Schroeder
Andrea Schultz
Tammy Shelnut
Kathleen Smith
James Somers
Donna Swanson
Jessica Thomas
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Dona Watson
Nicole White
Dave Wilson
Kathy Brasby

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. All words and opinions are mine, and not coerced.

3 comments:

  1. Good post, Karri. I thought Myers handled the change in his protagonist well by giving him the sufficient motivation. It was like watching his compassion being unlocked. I have a little different take on the end--I hope to bring that out in my review. (Don't get me wrong--I really liked this book!)

    Becky

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  2. I loved your overall review on this book, it really was a creative way to explain the redemption of our civilization if it were not for the sacrifice of our creator, Jesus Christ without defining it as such.

    Thanks for being on the book tour.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  3. As I mentioned in my comments on another blog, I found it difficult to write posts without spoilers. The conclusion was so spiritually powerful. Good thoughts.

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