Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"Star Chosen" by Joe Chiappetta Book Review

Genre: Christian Science-Fiction

Recommendation: Excellent

Originality – 5/5
Writing Style – 4/5
Plot – 5/5
Characters – 5/5
Aesthetics – 5/5


This book comes with a rich backstory, believable characters, zany humor, and a lot of good spiritual stuff to chew on.

Imagine a future where every religion is outlawed and every work of literature, including the Bible, has been virtually eradicated. Could such a thing ever happen? Could such a thing ever stop the true believers from spreading the message of God’s love?

Joe Chiappetta has delivered a truly thought-provoking and adventurous tale of courage, faith, church conflict, hypocrisy, forgiveness, and redemption. Joe’s writing is natural and it is clear that he is writing from the experience of a deep faith.

The only “problem” is that the story does feature quite a bit Baptist theology when it comes to the meaning of baptism and the role of women. This isn’t a problem per se, but be warned that if you are a Christian of non-Baptist flavoring, you may find yourself at odds with the author at some points.

Still, there is plenty here for every Christian to agree with and I would heartily recommend this novel to any Christian reader, whether you normally enjoy science-fiction or not. It is well-worth the read.

I give Star Chosen a well-deserved recommendation of Excellent and will be eagerly looking forward to the follow-up volume.

Star Chosen is available in print and as an E-book from Amazon.com.

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