Announcement

Collapse

Deeper Waters Forum Guidelines

Notice The ministries featured in this section of TheologyWeb are guests of this site and in some cases not bargaining for the rough and tumble world of debate forums, though sometimes they are. Additionally, this area is frequented and highlighted for guests who also very often are not acclimated to debate fora. As such, the rules of conduct here will be more strict than in the general forum. This will be something within the discretion of the Moderators and the Ministry Representative, but we simply ask that you conduct yourselves in a manner considerate of the fact that these ministries are our invited guests. You can always feel free to start a related thread in general forum without such extra restrictions. Thank you.

Deeper Waters is founded on the belief that the Christian community has long been in the shallow end of Christianity while there are treasures of the deep waiting to be discovered. Too many in the shallow end are not prepared when they go out beyond those waters and are quickly devoured by sharks. We wish to aid Christians to equip them to navigate the deeper waters of the ocean of truth and come up with treasure in the end.

We also wish to give special aid to those often neglected, that is, the disabled community. This is especially so since our founders are both on the autism spectrum and have a special desire to reach those on that spectrum. While they are a special emphasis, we seek to help others with any disability realize that God can use them and that they are as the Psalmist says, fearfully and wonderfully made.

General TheologyWeb forum rules: here.
See more
See less

Book Plunge For Fun: Armada

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Book Plunge For Fun: Armada

    Let the games begin!

    ------------

    What do I think of Ernest Cline's novel? Let's plunge into the Deeper Waters and find out.

    I have been trying to read more fiction lately. I have going through two of the three books in the New Arcadia series, but I'm waiting for the third and final one to come out before I write about that series. I do know it's going to be the last since I emailed the author.

    I saw this book by Ernest Cline and decided to get it. Cline is the one behind books like Ready Player One which was turned into a movie. So far, all of his books seem to be related to the world of gaming. I will try to avoid giving any major spoilers.

    Anyway, in this book, Zack Lightman is in class when he thinks he sees out the window an alien spacecraft. Not only that, but it looks like one from one of his favorite video games. At this, he thinks he must be going crazy. After all, didn't that happen to his Dad? His father, who died long ago, believed that the gaming industry and the movie industry worked together on games and movies involving aliens in order to prepare us for an alien invasion.

    The reader can tell that Zack is not going crazy though knowing the nature of a book. There really is an alien invasion that is coming and it really is connected with Zack's favorite game. What happens after all of this? At this point, I choose to remain silent, but I do have some observations to share.

    Technology seems to be a strange beast. On the one hand, we talk about all the great goods that it gives us. On the other hand, we talk about how it can lead us to an early grave. In this one it's kind of mixed in that we have technology and we depend on it to some extent, but at the same time, can it be a sufficient savior? If our technology is what we are dependent on, what would happen if a race ever showed up that had better technology?

    Along those lines, there are times that Christianity is shown in the novel. There is a character who is a skeptic of it and one who is a firm believer and another who it is not known their position, but they sure can quote Scripture. I do not know the beliefs of Cline, but I thought this was a good way to treat the topic in his novel. After all, if an alien invasion took place, there will be people who will be turning to God.

    I saw some reviewers say they thought the novel was predictable. There were some parts I was guessing, but overall, no. I tended to read a chapter a day but there were many times I was tempted to skip ahead, not because I wanted to get it done with, but because I really wanted to know what happened. I never did, but that temptation was there.

    If you enjoy gaming or movies like Star Wars or the Star Trek series or anything of that sort in the realm of science-fiction, this is a good one to give a try.

    In Christ,
    Nick Peters
    (And I affirm the virgin birth)
    What do I think of Ernest Cline’s novel? Let’s plunge into the Deeper Waters and find out. I have been trying to read more fiction lately. I have going through two of the three books in the New Arcadia series, but I’m waiting for the third and final one to come out before I write … Continue reading Book Plunge for Fun: Armada

Related Threads

Collapse

Topics Statistics Last Post
Started by Apologiaphoenix, Yesterday, 07:11 AM
4 responses
26 views
1 like
Last Post Apologiaphoenix  
Started by Apologiaphoenix, 06-01-2023, 08:28 AM
5 responses
24 views
0 likes
Last Post Cerebrum123  
Started by Apologiaphoenix, 05-31-2023, 06:59 AM
1 response
16 views
0 likes
Last Post Cerebrum123  
Started by Apologiaphoenix, 05-30-2023, 07:03 AM
0 responses
15 views
0 likes
Last Post Apologiaphoenix  
Started by Apologiaphoenix, 05-29-2023, 11:28 AM
0 responses
14 views
1 like
Last Post Apologiaphoenix  
Working...
X