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This month the CFRB group is touring the Book called Leaps of Faith by Various Authors.

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Leaps of Faith contains 15 stories that cover the spectrum of the SF genre, showing the positive relationship between science and religion.

Space Exploration: High Hopes for The Dead,” shows Christian evangelism though faithful example of Luke “High Hopes” Kittery, a member of a band of space explorers for whom every trip is potential suicide. “Quantum Express” examines the soul’s fate when the body is destroyed and reassembled through teleportation. In “God’s Gift,” faith is the key to preventing insanity brought on by a new method of interstellar travel. “Leaps of Faith” highlights the new industry of space search and rescue though the intrepid nuns of Our Lady of the Rescue. In “Confirmation,” harvesters of an exotic space fuel suspect they’re harvesting intelligent life--or perhaps the angels themselves.

Encountering Alien Life: “Lost in the Translation” chronicles a monk’s evangelism to a species for which death results in corporeal rebirth. In “Lost Rythar,” ministers bring the Word of God to long-forgotten human colonies. In “Sometimes We Lie,” a native born being tries to spread an ancient human faith. Fr. Wren wonders if a sentient tree-creature can marry into the Catholic Faith in “The Convert,” while Fr. Travener faces persecution by ministering to sentient androids in “Comprehending It Not.”

Hard SF: An astrophysicist finds the face of God in the stars in “The Smile.” God is a proven fact in “The Faith Equation,” leaving the question of the role of belief. “The Relics of Venice” combines genetic engineering and love to create a miracle.

Time travel: By: In “Tampering with God’s Time,” time travelers find they cannot change the timeline, but are themselves change as they encounter Christ personally, while in “Moses Disposes,” King Solomon deliberately uses time travelers to bring the Bible to future generations in an idiom they can understand.

My Two Cents Worth:
It was a good book, I'm not so into the SF types of books, (as y'all probably know;)
I have to say that it was well written.
Leaps of Faith contains 15 stories exploring space, time and faith. Can an ancient religion bring hope to first-line explorers for whom each trip is potential suicide? What does it mean when a physicist finds God's face in the stars? Is there a "saint gene" and can it be reproduced to create miracles? What happens to your soul when your body is shattered into quantum elements and reassembled on another world? How will the Christian faith transform alien thoughts and traditions?
Read as time travelers seeking to change Biblical history and space travelers harvesting "angels" are brought to faith by their experiences. Experience tender romance and heart-pounding adventure. Laugh at the foibles of man.
A 2002 EPPIE finalist for Best Electronic Anthology, Leaps of Faith promises the best in Christian sci-fi.

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4 Responses
  1. Thanks for posting about Leaps of Faith. I'm glad you found the stories well-written. Even after 5 years (when it came out as e-book), I still go back and enjoy some of the stories.

    Blessings,
    Karina Fabian


  2. David Says:

    Thanks for posting Rae. Good job. We look forward to more of the same in future tours. God bless.

    David Brollier


  3. David Says:

    Looking good!

    David


  4. TWCP Authors Says:

    Rae,

    It is always good to hear from people who don't read sci-fi.

    I am not a sci-fi fan myself and have only watched the sci-fi movies that I thought would become important icons. However, I've had to read this genre, for obvious reasons, and have found that good writing is good writing, no matter the topic or genre.

    Each of the stories in Leaps of Faith held my attention and entertained me. My favourite is "Sometimes We Lie."

    c


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