Monday, March 4, 2019

AMERICAN OMENS (The Coming Fight For Faith) by Travis Trasher [Giveaway]


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ISBN: 9780735291782
WaterbrookMultnomah Pub.
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My thoughts:  I found the book surreal in the technological advances purported to be in place twenty years in the future. But then.... where were we with technology 20 years in the past. So much is possible and we shouldn't be surprised at what advances actually might happen.

Reading thoughts? Hearing other voices speak in our heads? Far fetched? Perhaps. I dread the possibility that these things could happen. Yes, chips can be implanted and activities traced. But some other technological advances are science fiction.

What is not science fiction is the very real possibility that Christianity will not be looked favorably upon. And in American Omens that is definitely the situation.

People are manipulated. Cars are automated. One can speak into thin air and receive a spoken answer, or an answer in one's head, or pictures appear to hang in the air in front of you. The future of technology? Perhaps. But the future is also one of control either using technology or sheer force.

In American Omens, the main, yet shadow, character is The Reckoner. I fully expected this to be some sort of avenging angel or representative of God in an end-times scenario. That doesn't seem to be the case. But that might be different if this story line plays out in more books along this line if Mr. Thrasher pursues it as a series. This story is, after all, about the downfall or decline of Christianity in America and we have the whole World  in which we can look for prophetic or end-times stories.

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?

GIVEAWAY
A signed copy of American Omens
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Ends March 12 at 12:01 a.m. EST
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions shared are mine alone and are freely given. Giveaway copy is provided and shipped directly to winner by author or publisher.

10 comments:

  1. Walterbrook Twitter link doesn't work.

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  2. This is a new author for me. I like thrillers and suspense, so may need to check this one out.

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  3. Despite robust protections, perhaps the most of any country in the world, religious freedom in the United States has always been fraught with controversy: What happens when religious practice conflicts with secular law, for example? We’re the most religiously diverse country in the world, and we have a tradition of religious liberty that’s very strong. As our public discourse becomes increasingly crowded with many different religious and non-religious voices wanting to be heard, the vitality of our democracy depends on a renewal of our commitment to the religious liberty principles of the First Amendment.

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  4. I think that anything having to do with faith in the future of America will be filled with controversy unfortunately.

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  5. WE ARE LOSING OUR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND MOST OF US DO NOT REALIZE WHAT IS SLOWLY HAPPENING

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  6. GOD is on the Throne! He always has been, and He always will be; PERIOD!
    The United States of America is a Blessed nation - BLESSED by GOD! As long as He’s charge, stirring this ship, we will NEVER lose our right to Praise Him publicly or otherwise.
    🇺🇸 WE BLESS GOD, HE WILL BLESS US!🇺🇸
    We are NOT like the heathen socialist &/or communist countries.

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  7. I worry about freedom of religion with the ever increasing level of intolerance.

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