Title: The Choosing
Author: Rachelle Dekker
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I found out Ted Dekker’s daughter wrote a book. A creepy serial killer story? A thriller about someone with split personalities? I was pleasantly surprised to learn she had written a dystopian (one of my favorite genres).
“I’m saved, why does it matter if I continue to sin? I’m free now, and sinning doesn’t change that.”
I hear this argument all the time. A lot of believers use their salvation, or “freedom in Christ”, as an excuse to continue the sinful behavior they had before salvation. And, yes, once we are saved, no sin we commit can take away our salvation (Romans 8:1; Romans 8:38-39). But does this mean we are free to do whatever we want, simply because we can?
In 2160, a teenager becomes the bait to capture her missing revolutionary parents she thinks are long dead. Grey Alexander has one goal—to keep herself and her younger sister Orinda alive. Not an easy feat living unconnected in the North American Wildlife Preserve, where they survive by smuggling contraband into the Mazdaar government’s city zones. If the invisible electric border fence doesn’t kill them, a human-like patrol drone could. When her worst fear comes true, Grey questions everything she she thought she knew about life, her missing parents, and God. Could another planet, whose sky swirls with orange vapors and where extinct-on-Earth creatures roam free, hold the key to reuniting her family?
I had the opportunity to interview the author, C.J. Darlington, about Jupiter Winds.
For Christians, navigating the world of entertainment can be something of a “gray area”. Is it a sin to watch a movie with inappropriate content? Is there any harm in reading books that contain profanity? It would be a lot simpler if the Bible had verses like “Thou shall not read books by (insert author name)” or “Listening to (insert song title) is sin”.