- Paperback: 292 pages
- Publisher: Apex Publications (August 18, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1937009076
- ISBN-13: 978-1937009076
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,015,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As the back cover text suggests, the stories touch on every aspect of faith and belief -- from faith in self, family, friends, coworkers all the way out to faith in something bigger, larger, universal. No one particular religious mindset is pushed, everything from atheism through Catholicism is mentioned at some point. Yes, the stories are heavy on the supernatural, but then again so is pretty much every book of faith. And the stories that do not deal with the supernatural at all, such as Jay Lake's "The Cancer Catechism," Max Allan Collins & Matthew Clemens' "A Little Faith," and Kyle S. Johnson's "Little Lies, Dear Leader," are among the most effective and moving of the collection. Other stand-outs include Mike Resnick's "The Revealed Truth," Alma Alexander's "Night Train," Gemma Files' "Fin De Siecle," and Jennifer Pelland's "Sacrifice," to name just a few.
I've done slightly more in-depth reviews of each story in the book, and those can be found at this address. There's one new review a day, so individual story reviews from DFI will be rolling out through the end of January. [...]
What did become apparent is that there were some obvious themes, despite the fact that these were 26 unique stories, within in this collection. One is that faith equals love; that one of the strongest faiths people have is their faith in their parents (The Divinity Boutique by Brian Hatcher); that having one's beliefs proved or disproved, having the truth revealed is the death of faith (The Revealed Truth by Mike Resnick, Thou Art God by Tim Waggoner); and that the God or gods people put their faith in aren't always benign or infallible (The Cancer Catechism by Jay Lake, Kill the Buddha by Elizabeth Twist, God's Dig by Kelly Eiro).Read more ›