Last Light

Last Light

eBook - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
When an unexplained crisis destroys all of the planet's electronics, families must decide whether to hoard their possessions to survive, or to put their trust in God and offer their resources to others.

Zondervan House
After an unexplained catastrophic event in the atmosphere knocks out all electronics in the world, materialistic, well-to-do Americans are suddenly left helpless. And as they get down to the essentials of life, they learn to lean on God as they never have before. Book One in the Restoration Series.
In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to the age before electricity, Deni Branning's career ambitions have vanished. She's not about to let her dream of marriage go as well. But keeping it alive will require extraordinary measures. Yesterday's world is gone. All Deni and her family have left is each other and their neighbors. Their little community will either stand or fall together. But they're only beginning to realize that---and trust doesn't come easily.Pa
Today, the world as you know it will end. No need to turn off the lights. Your car suddenly stalls and won't restart. You can't call for help because your cell phone is dead. Everyone around you is having the same problem . . . and it's just the tip of the iceberg. Your city is in a blackout. Communication is cut off. Hospital equipment won't operate. And airplanes are falling from the sky. Is it a terrorist attack . . . or something far worse? In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to the age before electricity, your family faces a choice. Will you hoard your possessions to survive---or trust God to provide as you offer your resources and your hearts to others? Yesterday's world is gone. Now all you've got is your family and community. You stand or fall together. Like never before, you must rely on each other. But one of you is a killer. #1 bestselling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves a masterful what-if novel in which global catastrophe reveals the darkness in human hearts---and lights the way to restoration for a self-centered world. Last Light is the first book in an exciting new series.
What if America suddenly lost all its electrical power, its communications, its transportation, its financial system, its government leadership, and its media? What if an upper middle-class neighborhood of families who hardly know each other's names, suddenly had to form a functioning, self-contained community? How would people in the 21st Century, spoiled by microwaves and fast food, air travel and speeding cars, television and air conditioning, learn to function if they no longer had cars that ran, grocery stores, postal service, running water, computers, big screen TVs? If they had to hunt to eat or grow their own food? If they had to dig wells for water? If they had to learn to wash their clothes in the nearby lake? If they had to establish a neighborhood school and a neighborhood church? And what if the crisis created looters and killers who thought they could rob and murder without consequences? This series combines elements of Growing up Gotti with Little House on the Prairie. After an unexplained catastrophic event in the atmosphere knocks out all electronics in the world, these well-to-do families who've accumulated so many things are suddenly left helpless. Their Mercedes and BMWs sit in their driveways, useless. Their expensive, well-appointed homes have no electricity, no refrigeration, no phones. Even their battery-operated electronics don't work. No one is certain whether the country is under attack. Without communication, there is no way to find out. One family of Christians--the Brannings--realizes the needs of those around them. After wrestling with their own anger, fear and despair, and struggling in prayer with the Lord, they begin to realize that they have a job to do. They begin trying to unite the neighbors in a common effort to survive, and instead of hoarding, they realize that Christ has called them to sacrifice and give. But a couple is found dead in their neighborhood, and they realize that there is a killer among them. As they struggle to protect their own family and property, their 22-year-old daughter Deni falls prey to the killer, and takes off with him across the country, desperate to make her way to the East Coast where she thinks her life will be better. It doesn't take long for her to realize he's the killer and that she's in danger. But getting back home is more difficult than she ever imagined, and she is forced to turn back to Christ in repentance and humility, knowing He is the only One who can help her get home.

Baker
& Taylor

When an unexplained crisis sweeps out all of the electronics on the planet, families are faced with a choice--hoard their posessions to survive or put their trust in God and offer their resources and hearts to others. Original.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2005
ISBN: 9780310268215
0310268214
9780310257677
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult

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msladek03
Sep 07, 2018

Great book in that's easy to read and the characters were easy to follow. I was a little leery to read it when I found out this was a Christian novel (thats just not my cup of tea) but found that it wasn't to heavy on the topic. I sympathized with the family when they struggled because my family would be in the same boat as them. I'm really glad this is a series so I can see what else comes thus familys way during this disaster.

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iluvbooks63
Sep 07, 2017

This is a great first book to this series-it really makes you think "what would I do" in this situation!! I really liked the fact how she worked in relying on God, who gives you what you need at the time...

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cardinal
Jan 19, 2014

Fiction

Story of a family struggling to survive from a natural disaster. I enjoyed this book enough to read it again.

hapiatlast Nov 27, 2011

I read this book just prior to and during hurricane Irene. It made me think about how ill prepared I was for disaster and I immediately ran out and purchased bottled water. LOL.

Seriously, as Christian fiction, it did little for me and I was unmoved. I found the book to be lacking in any true and lasting Christian message. It didn't help that most of the main characters were totally unlikeable, particularly the daughter.

I read the book as part of my Christian fiction book club. While several of the members expresses positive opinions regarding the offering, I was left cold.

Would not recommend.

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