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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (162 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Myers Narrator: Bill Myers Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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A cranky, atheistic philosophy professor loves to shred the faith of incoming freshmen. He is chosen by a group of scientists to create a philosophy for a computer-generated world exactly like ours. Much to his frustration, every model he introduces - from Darwinism, to Existentialism, to Relativism, to Buddhism - fails. The only way to preserve the computer world is to introduce laws from outside their system through a Law Giver. Of course this goes against everything he's ever believed, and he hates it. But even that doesn't completely work because the citizens of that world become legalists and completely miss the spirit behind the Law.

The only way to save them is to create a computer character like himself to personally live and explain it. He does. So now there are two of him - the one in our world and the one in the computer world. Unfortunately, a rival has introduced a virus into the computer world. Things grow worse until our computer-world professor sees the only way to save his world is to personally absorb the virus and the penalty for breaking the Law. Of course, it's clear to all, including our real-world professor, that this act of selfless love has become a reenactment of the Gospel. It is the only possible choice to save their computer world and, as he finally understands, our own.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evangheline Farcas | 2/2/2014

    " Nicholas is an anti-religion professor who would outdebate the best of them. He sees religion as the downfall of man, until his brother Travis presents him with a complex computer program. In the program he has created a whole world and the main character in the program is called Alpha designed after Nicholas's dead son. In the program they try to create a world where people would survive without the confines of religion, however they soon discover that no matter what they try the world destroys itself. They realize that they need to give the people in this program laws, yet they find that the laws in itself is not enough for the people become legalistic and cruel. Travis, Nicholas's brother comes up with the idea to insert an exact replica of Nicholas into the program in order to explain to the people the real reason for the laws, to try to save them. This story puts into perspective what God did for us, giving us His son to save us from the law that could not save us. I thought the book was great, however I would have liked to see a little more conflict with Nicholas, more of his logical side. Still it was a great read, although I would have liked a little stronger ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 1/8/2014

    " Fairly gripping allegory. If you've read Myers' "Eli" this is in the same vein. Something like this might even be good material for a small group discussion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Regina | 12/29/2013

    " Though-provoking and creative. Will be thinking about this story for a while. A little predictable toward the end for those who know the gospel story well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Letinsky | 5/10/2013

    " Highly thought provoking. A real page turner. Myers back in his stride. A bit corny, lots of plot holes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie S. | 2/7/2013

    " I thought this was a work of genius! It brought together the whole thought process about what God thinks and feels for us, and what we think about what God does in our lives. Brilliant! I was glued to the pages trying to decide what would happen next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan Myers | 1/24/2013

    " I really enjoyed the book. I found it both entertaining & thought provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ambur | 12/12/2012

    " Incredible. Absolutely awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 11/2/2012

    " Interesting--thought provoking. Reminded me of an old Andrew Greeley novel, The God Game. Part topical (atheists taking on Christians) and part science fiction/fantasy, this story explores the Gospel in modern terms. Definitely recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandie | 10/3/2012

    " Best book I've read in a long time - and I usually don't relate to science fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nanette | 4/22/2012

    " Very good allegorical book concerning topics of law, gospel, atheism, plan of salvation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phillip Land | 1/23/2012

    " On of the GREATEST books I have ever read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie Bob | 7/12/2011

    " I really did not like this book. However, the storyline was alright. Also, my father told me that after I take a year or two of psychology in college, I will want to come back and read it. We'll see then. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy | 7/1/2011

    " This book was the best I have read in a long time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 6/7/2011

    " I thought this was a work of genius! It brought together the whole thought process about what God thinks and feels for us, and what we think about what God does in our lives. Brilliant! I was glued to the pages trying to decide what would happen next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elsi | 4/16/2011

    " Powerful! A clever idea, brilliantly worked out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandie | 3/20/2011

    " Best book I've read in a long time - and I usually don't relate to science fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 1/23/2011

    " Not wild about the story line but some great ideas to stretch understanding of some issues of faith "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nanette | 11/29/2010

    " Very good allegorical book concerning topics of law, gospel, atheism, plan of salvation.
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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Donna | 11/16/2010

    " A strange book about a computer geek who creates a pixelated community which mirrors humans. From there it gets weird. It turns into a huge allegory of good vs evil. A virus is introduced (sin) which requires a savior (the son of the "Programer"). It all just got to be too much..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 10/7/2010

    " I loved this book! I couldn't put it down! "

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About the Author
Author Bill Myers

Bill Myers holds a degree in theater arts from the University of Washington and an honorary doctorate from the Theological Institute of Nîmes, France. He is a bestselling author whose numerous books include Soul Tracker, The Presence, The Wager, The Face of God, Eli, Blood of Heaven, Threshold, and Fire of Heaven. He has won over fifty national and international awards, including the C. S. Lewis Honor Award. His children’s DVD and book series, McGee and Me, has sold millions of copies and has been aired on ABC. He lives in California with his family.