Friday, November 21, 2014

"I've never read a book like this one." ~Jackie
"I've never read a book like this one.  It's sci-fi in a lot of ways, but there is a great deal of spirituality in it given that the leading character is a a preacher requested by the occupants of Oasis, a small world millions of miles away from Earth.  Alas, Pete (the preacher) was not able to bring his wife with him, which in another part of the drama of this book--marital strife caused by the terrible things that began to happen shortly after Peter launched for space.  There is another angle about dealing with the indigenous beings, of which some wish to become Christians and most want to be nowhere near the Earthlings.  Frankly, most of the compound where the Earthlings are not crazy about being around the Oasan folks either, though they are producing the bulk of the food for the space station.  This book will make you think, and the writing is lovely.  It's a big book with a lot of big questions that seem to have no answers."


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