Recent Reviews for David Gelber
Joshua and Aaron ITP Book Two (Book) - 2/15/2011 7:06:45 AM|
Fans of author David Gelber will be thrilled with Joshua and Aaron the second book in his ITP series. Once again we meet some of our favorite characters as the battle between good and evil continues. Several of our favorites have taken different names to protect them from Diblonski.
We find Joshua contently living a quiet life. He spends his time betting on the horses. His caring nature endears him to the jockeys. Bessie was ill and need help right away. On the way to the hospital Joshua saw a body alongside the road. He carried the body over his should to the ER. Later when he inquired about the man the hospital denied having any record of his existence.
Returning to his home Joshua finds G. O’Donnell (Geoffrey) waiting for him. He urged Joshua to come with him immediately. Joshua’s life depended on it. O’Donnell was connected to Solar Concern. Geoffrey and Joshua barely escape in time. So begins the latest action packed installment in the ITP series.
I’m trying very hard not to give away too much of this fast moving plot. David Gelber has created a niche for himself in the world of Christian Science Fiction. The focus of this book is religion verses science. Man has become so technically advanced that he thinks he has finally achieved the status of God. Man is destroying himself. Gelber stays true to the Christian message in this book. God never changes, He is consistent, He never leaves us, and He never stops loving us. Gelber’s plot is exciting and well developed. The characters are easy to connect with. Gelber has combined action, adventure, science fiction, technology and romance to create a thriller sure to please the most discriminating reader.
Joshua and Aaron ITP Book Two (Book) - 6/27/2010 6:28:01 PM
Joshua and Aaron is the sequel to Future Hope,a book I really enjoyed. I loved this second installment in the ITP series. It differed considerably from the first; it was a much darker story, but even more entertaining and just as thought provoking. Future Hope had more of an ensemble of characters, while Joshua and Aaron zeros in on one character, Joshua Smith who suffers through a series of trials brought upon him by the evil Aaron Diblonski. In the end the tables are turned and Diblonski is forced to turn to Joshua as the only person that can save humanity from complete destruction. This leads to a confrontation I will never forget.
I found the story to be imaginative and I was spellbound from page one. It does help a bit to have read the first book in the series, but it is not essential. If you are looking for an imaginative and,I think, unique story pick up Joshua and Aaron.
Future Hope ITP Book One (Formerly ITP: Future Hope) (Book) - 6/24/2010 9:49:45 AM
Our earth, zoom ahead a couple hundred years, subtract God and you'll have the basic idea of where this enchanting story begins. Science and Technology is very advanced; medical woes easily repaired, diseases all but eradicated, starvation and poverty controlled and corrected--what's not to like? Well, hardly anyone turns to God anymore. Those who hold on to any vestiges of faith are sequestered off by themselves, outcasts because of their intolerant religion. But this issue is merely a side-story in one of the grandest Future-World Tales I have ever read.
Science can only take you as far as your earth and nearby solar system can provide resources for your burgeoning population. The solution? Travel through a newly discovered trans-dimensional portal in space in a special spacecraft designed for the purpose and seek out new resource planets. A Horse-Racing Enthusiast best friend, a top-notch female mathematician, a capable but hotshot astro pilot, and a Westie Terrier named Little Bit take us on an unforgettable journey through space, time and dimension.
A Biblical Eden where Adam and Eve didn't eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, Cain never killed Abel, and their families grew many generations without staining their perfect world. Everything was perfect, that is, until after-the-fall earthling Major David Saunders crash lands on their Eden planet and changes things up by his presence alone.
Author David Gelber spins us a yarn that will wow as well as entertain. His world-building skills are out of this galaxy, expertly explaining the conditions of this future world, detailed histories that got them where they are today, military and civilian governmental proceedings, character medical issues, and space-flight complexities--all expressed to the reader with flair and aplomb. I was spellbound and unable to poo-poo any of his futuristic predictions of what we might be like then.
But more than all of this, I love the book because of the last few chapters...I love the resolution. I won't give it away, but I guarantee if you enjoy books in this genre, you will love it too.
Nicely done, David! Bravo and a million thumbs up!
Ellen C Maze
Author of Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider
Contributing Author in Out of the Darkness and Into the Light
Future Hope ITP Book One (Formerly ITP: Future Hope) (Book) - 1/25/2010 6:34:26 PM
I loved this book. I was hooked from the first chapter and the author kept my attention through every unexpected twist and turn of the plot. The story follows Major David Sanders as he takes the first manned voyage through interdimensional ; trying to find new worlds for humanity to colonize. Future earth is rapidly depleting all available resources and needs to find new worlds to inhabit. I loved the character Joshua, who is cynical, smart and demonstrates remarkable insight as he tries to help lead scientist Dr. Deborah Tennyson find a way to bring Major Sanders home.
Anyone that thinks the earth of today is moving in the wrong direction will love this book. It is well written and will make you wish the story will never end. The book ends with a suggestion that a sequel is coming. I can’t wait.
Future Hope ITP Book One (Formerly ITP: Future Hope) (Book) - 11/27/2009 5:29:59 PM
More than thirty years ago John Lennon asked us to "Imagine" a world without war, hatred, want or need, but also without religion. Future Hope looks at such a world, what it would be like, but also what problems would be encountered. After all, can humanity ever do anything perfectly?
The story is set in the future on an earth where 99.9% of the population has all that it needs, but resources are being strained. Dr. Deborah Tennyson develops the ITP to carry mankind to distant worlds. The story follows the events around the first manned flight.
The plot follows Major David Sanders as he finds the fame he so desperately craves, but in a very unexpected way. There are themes of good vs. evil, romance and adventure. The reader will learn that one should be careful what one wishes for. The utopian world John Lennon dreamed of may not be all that one would hope for.
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