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The Discipling Of Mytra Paperback – February 26, 2009
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Opening a closed planet parallels so many cultures around the world and the challenge of different the cultures interacting. If you are looking for reading that is not fluffy and will make you think this is the novel for you. There are many challenges in sharing the Gospel that this novel covers.
I can see this book being a revolutionary book in both the church and culture at large. I think that many people will find this book to their liking. I would advise however that the reader needs to be willing to engage with the book, as there are many concepts and logical arguments that need to be followed. Also, some of the material is for a more mature audience as Coffeen does not shy away from the true realities of life.
Please read this book and tell your friends about it! You will be glad that you did!
The author does a good job on the sci/tech side. Many sci-fi purists consider it a sin to have faster-than-light travel in a novel, so they may find the "pivot drive" rather offensive. I find it cool. There are several other technologies I hadn't come across before or were at least a new spin on an oldie but goodie. I found the artificial intelligence / cyborg content to be especially fascinating.
The idea/agenda in this book is truly unique. No, really. Most sci-fi books I read cast religious characters (if they have them) as either insane zealots, the bad guy, or simply some minor background presence. Religious themes are usually avoided, canned, or used as some kind of rant against organized religion. I've never, ever read a sci-fi book that allows for the fact that Christianity might survive into the future and that people will seek to fulfill the Great Commission among the stars. Most importantly, this concept is played out practically and logically in the book. Non-christians may not like this concept but should be open-minded enough to recognize the uniqueness of the idea and to give it a shot. If believing and/or agreeing with everything in a sci-fi novel was a prerequisite to reading one, I doubt many of us would be fans at all.Read more ›
I teach college level physics and as a "sci-fi" story this one was rich in its technological imaginings. Nothing was too far fetched and many of the ideas presented were straight out of current technology with reasonable extensions into new ideas and applications. The author has certainly studied math and science in his past and uses that knowledge well to develop his characters, and his story.
But the real treat here is the philosophical/theological questions that crop up organically as the story develops. It's a great book for starting discussions or just for personal musings about what you believe, and why. Everything from human sexuality and the desire to dominate; to political philosphy and the role of faith; to the question of war and pacifism; to the utility of deceiving your enemy and the danger of self deception; to the concepts of personal liberty and social accountability, can be found within its pages. This book has it all. I highly recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Spoiler alert: "Christianity has a future. Christianity is going to win."
But in The Discipling of Mytra, the odds in favor of Christianity look poor, to put it mildly. Read more
This book was given to me as a gift. I read the first 30 pages and got hooked. The character development is very good, and you become quite invested in each of the main... Read morePublished on May 9, 2010 by A. Logan
Read this book if you enjoy science fiction or Christian fiction (where they actually talk about their walk with Christ). Read morePublished on February 4, 2010 by Amazon Customer
When inter-planetary travel enables any splinter group, cult, sect or faction to colonize a planet without observation, what abberations might we see in the universe? Read morePublished on September 20, 2009 by M. O. Barber