Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The book of strange new things

this book wasn't what I was truly expecting. The way that this book was written wasn't truly made for this story. Along with the chapters and the iffy plot. Having the main character leave his wife and cat while he goes on a "mission trip" didn't seem right. Most missionaries take there families with them. Once he overwhelming need to get back to his wife was very predictable. The naming of the characters was very interesting and was one thing that made this book refreshing and a little more bearable. Overall wasn't my favorite and wasn't too bad. The story had good ideas but was executed in a way that I would have...


It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by an enigmatic corporation known only as USIC. His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggling with a dangerous illness and hungry for Peter’s teachings—his Bible is their “book of strange new things.” But Peter is rattled when Bea’s letters from home become increasingly desperate: typhoons and earthquakes are devastating whole countries, and governments are crumbling. Bea’s faith, once the guiding light of their lives, begins to falter. 

Suddenly, a separation measured by an otherworldly distance, and defined both by one newly discovered world and another in a state of collapse, is threatened by an ever-widening gulf that is much less quantifiable. While Peter is reconciling the needs of his congregation with the desires of his strange employer, Bea is struggling for survival. Their trials lay bare a profound meditation on faith, love tested beyond endurance, and our responsibility to those closest to us. 

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