"The Lament of Lucas Slade" is a wonderful book by RJ Garner about a law enforcement officer who gets caught in a situation similar to that of Darren Wilson who had to shoot Michael Brown in self-defense. It correctly portrays how an officer would and should respond when being attacked, accurately showed how the media handled such a situation, and correctly placed blame where blame was due.
Overall, the story was very good. It got my attention and portrayed almost everything accurately (The most unrealistic part was honestly the lack of Profanity, which I am thankful for). It presents Christianity accurately. There are false converts, true converts, new believers, and old believers. There are even those that we don't know enough about to say whether or not they are true. It showed the full scale of Christian doctrine, with those who taught sound doctrine, those who taught false doctrine, and those who innocently taught things that weren't heresy, but weren't true either. It even painted an accurate picture of the issues with "Christian" Television (TBN, Daystar, Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, Robert Tilton, etc.) and Cultural Christianity.
The Gospel is preached in the book, and is done so accurately and Biblicaly. True conversion is accurately depicted as something that does not come without repentance and does not lead to a problem free life, and the prosperity cliche of everything going well after someone gets saved is entirely absent from the story. As one reviewer on Amazon said, it is a realistic Christian book.
If I had to rate this book, it would be a 9.5/10. Very good book that I would recommend to any lover of Fiction or anyone who likes to read in general.
About the Author
Brandon C. Hines is a young writer from somewhere in northern Alabama who writes about Theology, Polemics, and Apologetics. His beliefs are best summarized by the 1689 London Baptist Confession.
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