Saturday, October 30, 2010

Healing Noelle

What do nanotechnology, cancer, angels, spiritual gifts of healing, and Nebraska have in common?  Nothing unless you've just read Healing Noelle by Michael J. Huckabee.  It isn't the most well-written book out there but I think there are some good questions raised about faith vs. science that bear thinking about.  

A young man discovers he has the "gift" of healing, a doctor is giving some strange treatments to patients, a man in an olive trench coat keeps disappearing, and a church is praying for God to pour out His spiritual gifts in their midst. 
This thriller is a short book and reminds me of This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti.  It's tone is similar...maybe not quite as scary but still edgy.

I suppose you could find fault with the "science fiction" sounding medical advances...however, I humbly suggest that you do some research on nanotechnology. Scientists are researching and testing this right now...see for just one example.
  • How do we as Christians approach new technology such as cloning, nanotechnology and genetic modification?  
  • How do we possibly regulate it?  Should we?
  • Is "just because we can do it doesn't mean we should" a better answer?
Just some questions to ponder...and pray about...and maybe start discussing in our churches, with our friends & family, and our government leaders.