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Countless as the Stars by Steve Trower
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Sep 09, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: backlogburn2017, biblical-fiction, science-fiction
Read from August 19 to September 01, 2017

Countless as The Stars was a fun genre mash-up for me. Steve Trower has created a rich science fiction world with its own culture and technology. A lot of the fun of reading this book was anticipating the familiar elements of the Bible story, seeing, for example, which character would be the equivalent of Lot, or what location would be a stand-in for Egypt.

the difficulty that the author faced in telling this tale is that some of the ancient customs and attitudes of Abraham and his contemporaries seemed a little out of place in a modern/futuristic sci-fi world. That said, Trower handled it well, and focussed on timeless themes of trust and faith. If anything, this book has helped me see Abraham through fresh eyes. He was a deeply flawed human being, but ultimately, he had an incredible faith.
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