Tuesday, December 1, 2015
“So what now?”
Oliver nodded. It was time to claim his role, to cement his authority as their leader. “Everything has happened very quickly. I’m sure it’s all as much a shock to you as it is to me,” Oliver said solemnly. “It’s going to take some time to digest it, but we have to act now if we want to rescue our parents.”

Book: Taken (Quest for Truth, Book 1) by Brock Eastman, Focus On The family, P & R Publishing, 2011

Genre: Science Fiction
Target Audience: Boys 12-16
Subjects: Sibling Relationships, Responsibility, Trust, Truth
Summary: Oliver went to the house that night out of impatience and frustration. But he was not the same boy when he returned to the spaceship. The responsibility for keeping his siblings alive and finding and rescuing his parents from an unknown enemy was now on his shoulders. And he was determined to do it to the best of his ability. But little siblings don’t always obey and things don’t always go the way you want them to. And when you don’t know who your enemy is, it’s hard to know how to trust. Maybe Tiffany can find answers in reading her parents’ journals. Maybe the twins’ encounter with the blue people won’t ruin everything. Maybe Oliver can figure out how to do all the things he hasn’t had time to learn at the Academy yet. Maybe they can all make it out alive. Maybe…
Notes: The first in a science fiction series set way in the future, Taken tells of a time when no one knows of the Bible. A line of it is discovered – a line promising eternal life. This is all the bad guys need to know. A book that tells the answers of eternal life is definitely worth destroying some lives in a pursuit to possess the answers. This first book in the series doesn’t actually contain any more spiritual elements than that. It just hints that there is something out there, something more. This first book is clearly setting up the rest of the series. I suspect the series overall will get a 5/5 rating. But in of itself, the first book just doesn’t have the spiritual elements.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 2/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

John 10:28 – I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.

Thank you to the author for providing me with a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I enjoyed it!


Brock Eastman said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I hope you'll enjoy the next books in the series.

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