Thursday, January 7, 2016

Book Review: Last Light by Terri Blackstock

 Last Light

Last Light (The Restoration Series Book 1) 

From Amazon:

Birmingham, Alabama, has lost all power. Its streets are jammed with cars that won’t start, its airport engulfed in flames from burning planes. All communications—cell phones, computers, even radios—are silent. Every home and business is dark. Is it a natural disaster . . . a terrorist attack . . . or something far worse?

In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to a time before electricity, the Branning family faces a choice. Will they hoard their possessions in order to survive—or trust God to provide as they share their resources with those around them? Yesterday’s world is gone. Family and community are all that remain. And the outage is revealing the worst in some.

Desperation can be dangerous when a killer lives among them.

My thoughts:

What a powerful, thought provoking book Terri Blackstock has written. Last Light kept me turning the pages by keeping me involved in the story of this family's plight.  Mystery, romance, suspense all were played out so well with her great descriptions. To my delight God was woven throughout the book as they learned to lean on him and trust him.

A couple of characters really stood out for me:

I was so impressed with Kay (the mother) for her willingness to learn how to do things the old fashioned way. Even though she was used to our modern technology, she worked hard to help provide for her family. She was willing to learn how to do it herself and then guided her family with new found knowledge.  She also had a heart for others. 

Then there was a couple in the later part of the story.  Although their part was brief in the story I was impressed with their happiness and their willingness to help someone they didn't know. It reminded me how God will put someone in your path to help you in your time of need.

Reading this book made me realize just how spoiled I may be.  It made me rethink my abilities and ask myself if I could survive a long term power outage.

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