Book Review: In His Image

In His Image

I looked at his face, for the first time feeling a sense of common humanity with him. Before I had subconsciously been thinking of the inhabitants as different from us, somehow not truly human, whatever their biological makeup might be. But that was wrong. This young man had a life just as real as mine; a heart, a mind, and emotions, as genuine as my own.

It’s so fun to see authors’ works improving as they continue to write. Several people told me that In His Image was way better than Radialloy and they were so right. I liked Radialloy, but it took me a while to get into it and I found it a little difficult to follow at times. No such problem here.

Andi and her adoptive father work the sickbay on board a space craft that searches for extra-terrestrial life. As Christians, neither Andi, her dad, or her cousin Crash believe in such a thing. After all, people are uniquely created in the image of God. Right? When the team experiences a rocky landing on an exploratory trip to a new planet, all of them are shocked to find themselves pulled into a colony of people. How did the civilization get there? Are they aliens or humans? And what should the crew of the Surveyor do about them?

The characterization in this books was fantastic. I could sense Andi being stretched and growing as a person. Elasson came to life even though he had limited dialogue due to speaking a different language. There were some tantalizing hints dropped about Crash’s past. Plus some pretty neat developments with August.

For those of you who might raise your eyebrows at the fictional discovery of extra-terrestrial life, it’s handled well. Promise. A totally Biblical worldview and explanation spiced with the age-old author game of, “What if?”

P.S. I read this on my kindle, therefore I can lend it to someone. Who wants to borrow the Kindle copy of this book? If you’d like to be considered, leave a comment saying so!

Me getting ready to read last night.

Me getting ready to read last night.

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11 Comments

  1. I totally agree with your review. In His Image is awesome in so many ways, and I’m really looking forward to the next book. (I got the paperback last Christmas, so I don’t need it lent, I just had to agree with what you said.)

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  2. Nice review, well written.

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  3. Ooohh! I’d love to read it! 😀

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  4. I am so torn. I have thirty other books to read, and then there is this. Here, I will put it on my to-read list, because the idea fascinates me.

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  5. Chris

     /  September 11, 2014

    I’d love to read it!
    By the way, how is Counted Worthy coming? Can’t wait for it!

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  6. OnionTea

     /  September 12, 2014

    Ooh, I wanna know what happens next! 😀

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  7. Spencer R.

     /  September 14, 2014

    I haven’t read Radialloy yet but if you’re willing I’d love to borrow In His Image. Good excuse to get Radialloy anyway. 😉 Thanks for the offer! I’m very curious to see how they resolve the “life elsewhere” issue because I’ve thought about that and heard all the reasons why there “can’t” be aliens but you say it’s a good answer… 🙂

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