Friday, June 27, 2008

A Ship Possessed

A Ship Possessed by Alton Gansky is in my opinion, not one you need to add to your summer reading list.  Again, a book club selection...not sure who chose it or why.  I was not able to make the meeting, but I have heard that this was the consensus of the group.  I did hear that it made for an interesting discussion, which is always a plus in a book club.  I am not sure if this book is intended for adults, but I found the writing style juvenile and some of the conversations seemed contrived.  

It is a book of spiritual warfare surrounding, you guessed it, a possessed ship/submarine that emerges on a beach after missing for decades.  I won't give away more of the plot, but I will say I was bothered by the fact that in the "final battle," the Christian (who started out the book as a Sunday Christian) tells one of the girls to quote the verse, "Greater is He that is in me than He that is in the world," but he never mentions the ever powerful name of Jesus and never calls to Jesus for help.

It's a Zondervan book, so I would love to hear the take on this from you Zondervanites....or anyone else who happened to read this one.


Janelle said...

I love that one of us is reading this summer!! I will live through you!

Kristen said...

FINALLY a book I don't have to add to my reading list :o)

Jessica Brown said...

hm... sounds interesting! i'll have to check it out.

Short Stop said...

I've never heard of this book. Considering your review, I can see why.

Ok, so I just gotta know. What classifies someone as a Zondervanite?