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Posted February 15, 2011
Fans of author David Gelber will be thrilled with Joshua and Aaron the second book in his ITP series. Once again we meet some of our favorite characters as the battle between good and evil continues. Several of our favorites have taken different names to protect them from Diblonski.
We find Joshua contently living a quiet life. He spends his time betting on the horses. His caring nature endears him to the jockeys. Bessie was ill and need help right away. On the way to the hospital Joshua saw a body alongside the road. He carried the body over his should to the ER. Later when he inquired about the man the hospital denied having any record of his existence.
Returning to his home Joshua finds G. O'Donnell (Geoffrey) waiting for him. He urged Joshua to come with him immediately. Joshua's life depended on it. O'Donnell was connected to Solar Concern. Geoffrey and Joshua barely escape in time. So begins the latest action packed installment in the ITP series.
I'm trying very hard not to give away too much of this fast moving plot. David Gelber has created a niche for himself in the world of Christian Science Fiction. The focus of this book is religion verses science. Man has become so technically advanced that he thinks he has finally achieved the status of God. Man is destroying himself. Gelber stays true to the Christian message in this book. God never changes, He is consistent, He never leaves us, and He never stops loving us. Gelber's plot is exciting and well developed. The characters are easy to connect with. Gelber has combined action, adventure, science fiction, technology and romance to create a thriller sure to please the most discriminating reader.
Posted August 23, 2010
"Joshua and Aaron" is the fascinating second book in the ITP series written by author David Gelber. Seven years have passed since Joshua Smith's confrontation with the evil Richard Crosby. All he wants to do is to live a quiet, unexciting life and forget about the past. Unfortunately Joshua becomes entangled in a murder, cover-up scheme that eventually has him facing the evil Aaron Diblonski and taking the one trip no one ever wants to take, directly into hell.
David Gelber has a knack for science fiction as his descriptions of the future really bring the story to life. Most of it is plausible and there are even a few things I wouldn't mind becoming a reality, such as the food generator. I also enjoy his ability to make the characters seem larger than life but approachable at the same time. The time is taken to develop the characters to the point where the reader cares what happens to them and will furiously turn the page to see how everything turns out.
This book, as was the first in the series, is described as religious Sci-fi and I have to agree with that assessment. There is much talk of religion and faith as well as good and evil that could turn some readers off. Personally, I didn't mind because the Sci-Fi aspects of the story are so well written and so intriguing I can overlook the one or two sections that may be a little preachy. Besides, there is nothing wrong with exploring a little faith and religion even if you don't agree with it.
All in all, I really liked this book and enjoy the series as a whole. The science fiction drew me in and the message made me think about good, evil, and most importantly, the ever increasing complacency of the human race. Will we end up being a mindless people seeking out only that which fulfills our every desire at the expense of faith, or will we continue to fight for our beliefs, whatever they may be? I don't know the answer but this book did make me think about it and that is never a bad thing.
Posted July 15, 2010
Think you have a lot on your plate? Try being the person who's job is to save the human race. Now that's a lot of pressure. This is Joshua's current predicament. Who would have thought an everyday, average guy would hold all that power in his hands.
David's endless talent blew me away once again. The first book in this series was amazing and this second one lived up to my high expectations. The only thing that I didn't like about this book was that it came to an end. I'm anxiously awaiting more books from David.
Posted December 26, 2010
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