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Summary

Would you go back?

When a man of science and a man of faith develop the ability to go back in time, there is only one place for them to go to demonstrate their new technology.

After they make a wager about whether or not the resurrection of Jesus really happened, the two set out to prove it, one way or the other. 

Along the way, they face obstacles and challenges from those who want to use their technology for personal gain. But what will they do when they learn about all the damage and lives destroyed by what they have created?

©2018 Christopher Coates (P)2020 Christopher Coates

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-03-20

Interesting!

This is a great premise for a book! The first half gives too much information too slowly. But keep reading, it gets better!! The narrator did a very good job!!

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  • Neesie315
  • 04-03-20

Time Travel

If you had the chance to go back in time, how would you use it? Would you save someone's life? Would you buy a winning lottery ticket? Would you visit a historic event to see it from your personal perspective? This book follows a group of scientists, led a man named Paul, who is a non-believer in Jesus, and his longtime friend, Tom, who is a faithful Christian. Paul's Institute has developed the ability to travel back in time. At first, a machine called Clyde is sent back, then Paul does a few experiments to prove that time travel is possible. But, with this great discovery comes the possibility of someone abusing the technology. First, someone gains a great deal of money by using Clyde, then another hapless man tries to transport himself back to do the same with unexpected consequences. Paul and Tom finally decide to make a wager: travel back to the time of Christ's death and resurrection. Tom is eager to see the Lord and Paul wants to prove that the whole thing is a hoax. The book details their preparations to try to blend in with the people of Palestine 2000 years ago and the author does a good job in this area. I have always been intrigued with the concept of time travel and this book raises a lot of the same questions that I have always had. Could you go back and avoid changing history? Could you go back and somehow convince your younger self to change something in a good way? What would happen if you changed too much and people in the future disappeared? I enjoyed this book a lot and thought that the author did a good job in retelling the story of Jesus without being preachy. As a Christian, I appreciate this and I don't think that non-believers would be put off by this aspect of the book. I also liked the depiction of Tom's trying to come to terms with his lack of faith as he prepared to go back in time. The narrator, Chris Monteiro, did an excellent job in his performance and added a lot to my enjoyment of the book. I will definitely be looking for more books that he has narrated. I was given a chance to listen to the audiobook version of this book by the author/narrator/publisher and chose to review it.

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  • Steve
  • 02-03-20

A slant on the normal time travel trope

This was an enjoyable story with well developed characters. I also agree with a previous review that the lack of contractions is a bit distracting, but not a deal breaker. I guess it's something that is in the ear of the beholder. I liked the plot and development of the theory, ramifications, and characters. As with most stories you're always left with wishing some small questions would have been addressed. This was my first book narrated by Chris Monteiro and I found the narration enjoyable. I'm pretty picky on narrators too.

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  • Will Hunt
  • 02-03-20

Fantastic

this book was absolutely amazing. engaging from the first word. I will be listening to this several more times. it's a fun play on time travel

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  • Suzanne S
  • 25-02-20

A thought-provoking time travel novel

This is an intriguing time travel story. I think both Christians and non-Christians will enjoy it. The characters are interesting and well-developed, and the author provides a good sense of their personalities and motivations. The way the wager turns out is not the most important conclusion. Rather, the novel provides good insights for those of us who hope time travel will someday become possible. It’s not what you might expect from a time travel novel. One thing I found a bit distracting is that the author seems to avoid using contractions. This made the language sound a bit stilted at times, especially in the audiobook. But it does not (or doesn’t 😃) detract too much from enjoying the story. The book is narrated by Chris Monteiro. This was the first time I’ve listened to something he narrates. He did a great job and I would definitely choose another book narrated by him.  I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest review.