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Endeavor In Time

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

In Time

In the beginning I had a hard time getting in to this book because it starts out a little bit technical and I was not sure what direction it was going to go in. I am not a huge fan of overly sci-fi material. There was a point where I had to put it away for a little bit ...
In the beginning I had a hard time getting in to this book because it starts out a little bit technical and I was not sure what direction it was going to go in. I am not a huge fan of overly sci-fi material. There was a point where I had to put it away for a little bit and come back to it. Sometimes if I try again I am able to really get in to the book. I tried another chapter. This was suddenly going nowhere, fast. Third time is the charm? Maybe. I gave it one more try. We are introduced to Daniel, an extremely well educated engineer and software developer who lands a project working in New Mexico regarding electromagnetism. Daniel is 37 years old and married to his career. Although content in his little world he often wonders if there is more to life than what he is living. Fortunate for him, life is about to change. It is here the plot thickens (for lack of a better cliché) and the story really starts to take shape. Working on the gravitational experiment one day, he suddenly wakes up back at his parents' Ohio house, in his old bedroom. The problem is it is 1992 at the tender age of 19. Unsure of what to do with this new life he heads down to Cocoa Beach, FL with the hopes of saving the shuttle from disaster. Back in New Mexico one of the partners on the design team of the Endeavor had spoken to him about the design flaw that led to the terrible explosion. If he is going to go back in time, retaining his knowledge, may as well use if for something useful, right? While in Florida, Daniel seeks out the friendship of a friend he had met in his previous life. It is Bill, a Christian, he starts to remember what little faith he had buried inside of him, and starts to question science, time travel, his live and God. What follows is a tale of life, love, marriage and children. Daniel was given a chance to re-do his life. Instead of rushing around trying to change things and use his knowledge for something bad, he used it to change himself. He found his faith, made peace with the decisions of his past and fell in love. I felt it a little odd that a Christian based novel would have a sci-fi time travel tale within its pages, Hambleton made it work. I highly recommend this book, not just to faith followers, but to anyone interested one with a time traveling twist. If you went back in time knowing all you knew, what would you do differently, if anything?

posted by ChrystalMahan on August 2, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Christian Fiction

Don't let the other reviews fool you. This book is Christian rhetotic disguised as sci-fi. After reading 2/3 of the book, I am convinced the other reviews are not independent or unbiased. Unless you are looking for a read with HEAVY Christian overtones, don't bother w...
Don't let the other reviews fool you. This book is Christian rhetotic disguised as sci-fi. After reading 2/3 of the book, I am convinced the other reviews are not independent or unbiased. Unless you are looking for a read with HEAVY Christian overtones, don't bother with this book. The story is underdeveloped and thin at best.

posted by Midwest-Speedy-Reader on November 10, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2011

    Christian Fiction

    Don't let the other reviews fool you. This book is Christian rhetotic disguised as sci-fi. After reading 2/3 of the book, I am convinced the other reviews are not independent or unbiased. Unless you are looking for a read with HEAVY Christian overtones, don't bother with this book. The story is underdeveloped and thin at best.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    Baited and switched

    I started this book expecting a good tale. The first indication that something was amiss was the ad infinatum detailed description of the main character's daily activities, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute with no relevance to the plot or even related to development of the plot-it got really boring and I had to force myself to continue in the hope that something interesting would happen. Then suddenly I got "ambushed" by a mini dissertation on Christian faith and the character's Christian beliefs. I almost put the book down but continued hoping that this was only one occurance but again some secveral pages later it happened again. That's when I realized that there was no real plot but the "story" was just a vehicle for the author's agenda. This book didn't cost that much but it was not worth even a penny. Don't waste your money on this one unless you are of the same ilk as the author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Simple...

    I read it, but kept asking myself why. The idea of the story is good, but the book is hampered by a overly preachy christian theme and simple writing. There were a few hundred pages where nothing actually happens, and the portayal of peoples thoughts and lives is oversimplified. I am assuming the target audience must be 10 year old boys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Not a fan..

    Poorly written...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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