Official Review: Fingerprints of Faith by Daniel Fulton

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Official Review: Fingerprints of Faith by Daniel Fulton

Post by Cecilia_L » 23 Oct 2019, 18:40

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Fingerprints of Faith" by Daniel Fulton.]
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Picture a not-too-distant future; the government has replaced many employees with robots, and "bit-card" currency is necessary to survive. Now imagine your entire family is murdered, and you are being hunted as a suspect. This is the scenario that David Browning faces in Fingerprints of Faith: A Journey to Redemption by Daniel Fulton.

David memorized the whole Bible at five, graduated MIT at fifteen, and created the sophisticated blockchain technology that revolutionized the banking industry. Raised in a family of Christian missionaries, David possessed technological expertise that both opened doors and made powerful enemies--the kind that murdered his family. Suspecting that he was the intended victim of the explosion in his home, David was frightened, devastated, and determined to seek revenge. To protect himself, he created a new identity: Elias Tobias Montague. As the story unfolds, he learns more about his family's legacy and the true meaning of redemption.

This multilayered Christian fiction features an interesting blend of genres: suspense, romance, and even a little sci-fi. Fulton keeps the story engaging by skillfully weaving themes of family, loss, anger, resentment, faith, and redemption throughout its pages.

I most liked Fulton's realistic portrayal of David/Elias as a young man who didn't initially accept the faith of his family. Although he was respectful of their Christian beliefs, he needed to seek answers for himself. The waves of grief and guilt he experienced after their deaths were poignant and relatable. I enjoyed watching Elias's transformation as he matured and gained a new appreciation for things he once took for granted.

Another example of Fulton's strong character development is exhibited in Abby, a young single mother who attracts Elias's attention. She is hardworking, utterly devoted to her children, and compassionate.

Detectives Bolker and Peters investigate the crime scene of the Browning family home. David/Elias and the detectives don't actually meet, but it is implied that they will be allies in solving the murders. Although two different chapters in the first half of the book are devoted to the detectives, they don't resurface until close to the end of the book. I don't want to reveal any spoilers, but I dislike that their portion of the story seems incomplete.

However, this is a minor inconsistency in an otherwise engaging story. The book is professionally edited and contains no profanity or sexual content. I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it primarily to readers who enjoy Christian fiction. However, due to the blending of genres, it may also appeal to fans of romance, sci-fi, and futuristic technology.

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 25 Oct 2019, 15:26

This looks like an interesting premise with great character development. Thanks for the engaging review!

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Post by kandscreeley » 25 Oct 2019, 18:59

Wow! This is my kind of story. I'm captivated already at the blend of Christan fiction and science fiction. With your high rating, I'll look into reading this one for sure. Thanks.
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Post by Nisha Ward » 26 Oct 2019, 08:29

This isn't really my thing but it sounds like a rather interesting blend of genres. That David returns to faith seems inevitable though I do wonder why he was targeted in the first place. Seems like it's a great book.
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Post by Nickolas Farmakis » 26 Oct 2019, 10:26

What a wonderful review! I want to read the book after reading your review.

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Post by MsH2k » 26 Oct 2019, 23:36

What a wonderful blend of genres! I’m adding this book to my list. Thank you for your review.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 27 Oct 2019, 10:03

Stephanie Elizabeth wrote:
25 Oct 2019, 15:26
This looks like an interesting premise with great character development. Thanks for the engaging review!
Thank you, Stephanie!

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Post by Cecilia_L » 27 Oct 2019, 10:03

kandscreeley wrote:
25 Oct 2019, 18:59
Wow! This is my kind of story. I'm captivated already at the blend of Christan fiction and science fiction. With your high rating, I'll look into reading this one for sure. Thanks.
Thanks for your comment. Enjoy!

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Post by Cecilia_L » 27 Oct 2019, 10:04

Nisha Ward wrote:
26 Oct 2019, 08:29
This isn't really my thing but it sounds like a rather interesting blend of genres. That David returns to faith seems inevitable though I do wonder why he was targeted in the first place. Seems like it's a great book.
Thanks for your comment, Nisha.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 27 Oct 2019, 10:05

Nickolas Farmakis wrote:
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What a wonderful review! I want to read the book after reading your review.
Thanks for your comment, Nickolas.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 27 Oct 2019, 10:06

MsH2k wrote:
26 Oct 2019, 23:36
What a wonderful blend of genres! I’m adding this book to my list. Thank you for your review.
Thanks for your comment. :tiphat:

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Post by DonnaKay » 28 Oct 2019, 11:13

Thanks for this awesome review of this book, I definitely want to read it.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 28 Oct 2019, 12:41

DonnaKay wrote:
28 Oct 2019, 11:13
Thanks for this awesome review of this book, I definitely want to read it.
Thanks for your comment, Donna.

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Post by 8amaseter » 30 Oct 2019, 11:22

As I read your review, one question kept coming to my mind; why would David feal that he was being hunted for his family's death? This suspence aspect of the book is what would make me want to read it all.

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Post by kdstrack » 05 Nov 2019, 20:26

Robots will replace humans in the "not-too-distant" future! That part of the book seems quite real! I really like the mix of genres that the author has achieved with this book. Thanks for a compelling and appealing review!

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