Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Methuselah Project by Rick Barry - REVIEWED

About the Book: 
Nazi scientists started many experiments. One never ended. 

Roger Greene is a war hero. Raised in an orphanage, the only birthright he knows is the feeling that he was born to fly. Flying against the Axis Powers in World War II is everything he always dreamed--until the day he's shot down and lands in the hands of the enemy. 

When Allied bombs destroy both his prison and the mad genius experimenting on POWs, Roger survives. Within hours, his wounds miraculously heal, thanks to those experiments. The Methuselah Project is a success--but this ace is still not free. Seventy years later, Roger hasn't aged a day, but he has nearly gone insane. This isn't Captain America--just a lousy existence only made passable by a newfound faith. The Bible provides the only reliable anchor for Roger's sanity and his soul. When he finally escapes, there's no angelic promise or personal prophecy of deliverance, just confusion. It's 2015--and the world has become an unrecognizable place. 

Katherine Mueller--crack shot, genius, and real Southern Belle--offers to help him find his way home. Can he convince her of the truth of his crazy story? Can he continue to trust her when he finds out she works for the very organization he's trying to flee? 

My Thoughts:
From the fight between American and German pilots in WWII to the modern day world of the 21st century, Rick Warren has written a novel rich in details and great characters.  I would encourage readers of all ages to suspend their disbelief for a while and enjoy this intriguing novel!  Warren develops believable friendships, faith and conflict within the pages of his novel, and the plot line maintains a comfortable but intensifying pace that keeps the pages turning.

I think a lot of the science presented are ideas that are as old as time itself.  Man has always strived to achieve eternal life in the natural and eternal life separate from the gospel.  That unbelief touches faith in a realistic way in this novel, and that thread of faith is what lends believably to the characters.  There is no rational explanation, only faith,  that can describe Roger Greene’s survival through this story.

This is a novel that requires disbelief to some extent, but the writing is fabulous, the characters are realistic, and as a whole, this is just a really well told story that will keep you entertained.  I am happy to recommend this novel to everyone!

About the Author:
Rick Barry is the author of Gunner's Run, another World War II novel, Kiriath's Quest, and over 200 articles and fiction stories. In addition to being a World War II buff, he is the director of church planting ministries at BIEM, a Christian ministry operating in Eastern Europe. He holds a degree in foreign languages, speaks Russian, and has visited Europe more than fifty times. Rick and his wife Pam live in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit him at, or on Twitter (@WriterRickBarry).

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