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Book Review: Red Rain

Red Rain by Aubrey Hansen (5 star review)

Red Rain // written by Aubrey Hansen

150 pages // published in 2012 // Christian science-fiction


17-year-old Philadelphia has been imprisoned most of her life because of her Christian beliefs. When her father is sent to Mars against his will to work on a mysterious science project and a benevolent official allows her to accompany him, Philadelphia knows she must keep her head down or be sent back to prison on Earth. But when she stumbles into the wrong hallway and accidentally learns too much, Philadelphia is faced with a question she doesn’t want to answer: the choice between returning to Earth—or destroying it.

My Review...

5 Star Rating

I love Red Rain! It has a Christian sci-fi plot, and I rather thought it was well-done -- and exciting.

In this futuristic setting, the government is taking away Christians' rights. Our heroine Philadelphia has been moved to a regulated school, and then is offered the chance to live in another family's home -- if she gives up her religion. She fights these advances at her Christian beliefs, with her father by her side, even as he himself fights his own similar battles. Then, after a digital virus attacks everyone's devices and wipes out the Bible, authentic scripture is scarce on Earth..... and on Mars too, as Philadelphia soon finds out.

Overall, the plot can be a scary predicament to think about. Christians being sent away to concentration camps? God's Word stricken from our hands? It's unthinkable. But I believe this is something good to think about -- something that sets you to thinking. How far would you go to keep the faith and run the race as true as you can?

Homeschoolers will rejoice to find this book that involves a homeschool girl (until the government cuts out that possibility) who is on a mission to bring back the Bible. Christians too will enjoy how this story makes one feel like standing up for your beliefs and fighting for truth.

A fun and exciting book!

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  1. I can honestly say that I've never read a Christian sci-fi, but I am intrigued. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. Sounds amazing! Whether Christian or not, sounds like a great book to read, a book that would really make you think. Was it also well written?