In a frightening vision of the immediate future (and an anti-abortion parable originally published in 1981), Bayly introduces Jonathan and Grace Stanton, whose six-year-old son has mild hemophilia, a treatable condition. But the advent of gene testing some 20 years earlier prevents genetic abnormalities through U.S. government-sanctioned abortions. Conditions that manifest themselves after the birth of a child are a virtual death sentence; the child is taken to a body bank to be kept alive, for years if needed, until all usable parts have been harvested for others. There are no happy endings here, and Christians are willing participants in this brave new world. Highly emotional and barbarously realistic, given the potential of current medical advances, Bayly's future forces Christians to make a choice to follow the latest medical intervention blindly or open their eyes and fight for the moral choice. Essential for all Christian fiction collections.
Imagine an America not too many years distant.
An America that seems perfect on the surface,
but whose ethical underpinnings have totally collapsed.
An America where abortion is the rule for imperfect fetuses
and euthanasia is mandatory at age 75.
Jon and Grace Stanton's allegiance to God is about to be put to the ultimate test in this future society. As they struggle to protect two memers of their family from the laws of the land, they must rely on each other and their faith as they never have before.
This novel, first published in 1981, seems increasingly predictive in its description of a world where morality is dictated by technology rather than the Word of God.
This was a very disturbing book on what could happen in our country, if we are not very careful
Amazing little book. I really liked it and would highly recommend it to anybody. Makes you think......