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A computer technician gets more than she bargains for when she plunges herself and her companions into virtual-reality cryogenic stasis to escape a raging virus.
Have you ever wondered if your life is designed? Have you ever wished you could go back and do things differently?
If you could design your own virtual world to live in, what would it look like?
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Published December 17th 2010 by Splashdown Books (first published October 1st 2007)
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Jo Linsdell
With her first novel, Faith Awakened, Grace Bridges takes us on a journey into a scary future where hope is lost and into the virtual world of faith. She cleverly mixes Christian and Science Fiction into a thought provoking tale.

Faith Awakened tells the story of two women, Mariah and Faith.
One lives in a world where an authoritarian Government rules and the Earths population has been all but killed off by a plague. Nobody can be of higher power than the government and The Awakened (believers in
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Todd Greene
Feb 12, 2008 Todd Greene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults, teens, pre-teens, speculative fiction fans
Faith Awakened, the debut self-published novella by Grace Bridges, is the story of a woman named Mariah and a child named Faith told in alternating chapters.

The first chapter accomplishes exactly what a good story should, it hooks the reader as several characters enter into a cryogenic state to escape a virus that has run amok in the world. At this point I was captivated.

Then I turned to chapter two and it was about a girl named Faith who was somewhere other than Mariah and her friends. In a wor
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Fred Warren
Mar 18, 2010 Fred Warren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The opening line of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities is also an apt summary of Grace Bridges’ debut novel, Faith Awakened, the story of two women from vastly different worlds who share an astonishing connection uniting them in space and time.

Mariah lives in a near-future Ireland, a dystopia of authoritarian world government and indentured servitude. The practice of religion is outlawed, and believers meet secretly, pursuing a faith in G
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Delia
Apr 11, 2010 Delia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Faith Awakened is unlike any other book I have ever read.

Mariah is an Irish slave, living in a time referred to as the "Trouble." Greed and wickedness in high places has done away with freedom, both religious and natural. Only a few people cling to biblical principles and to God - whom they refer to as the Awakener, and Whom they serve in secret. They call themselves the Awakened. Governmental attempts to control the slaves ultimately destroy much more. Mariah and a handful of other slaves must
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Christine
It took a while to get into this book but it was worth reading to the end. Finally something original in Christian fiction. Dialog could have been better developed
Rachelle Sperling
The first chapter of the book immediately drew me into the story and held my attention.

In this novel Mariah and Faith each tell the stories of their lives in journal form.

Mariah is an ex-slave in a world gone mad. The world is our own, but in a time where all has changed. In Mariah's character we see God reach out and draw her to believe. While witnessing her blossoming faith we also observe the bitter steps of humanity toward its own destruction. In contrast to this destruction there remains
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Debby Kean
Jul 31, 2013 Debby Kean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spiritual, sf
The atmosphere is feverish, and the characterisation is bold and interesting. That being said, I rad this months ago! All that's stayed with me, is that atmosphere, and the vivid story telling. An excellent read.
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Grace Bridges is a dreamer whose muse blows best when it's fresh from the sea. A graduate of the University of Auckland, she translates German for a living, and writes from her hilltop in New Zealand although faraway places call to her just as often. Her stories appear in various international anthologies and magazines, and she is working on a series of novels. She is inordinately happy that her h ...more
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