Thursday, June 1, 2023

Transhuman by Rena Groot Blog Tour Book Review

About the Book

Book: Transhuman – Will We Obey God or Play God?

Author: Rena Groot

Genre: Apocalyptic Fiction

Release date: 2021

This work of apocalyptic fiction is based on reality to come. The lines have been purposely blurred between pure fact and pure fiction. It is a warning based on God’s Word. He has told us a time of unprecedented terror is about to come upon the earth. His wrath will be poured out on sinful and unrepentant humanity in a series of judgements. The intensity and severity of these judgements will be unparalleled in human history. The judgements will be on a global scale that will take place over a seven-year period.

The judgements are reserved for those who have chosen to reject Christ. Even in wrath God is displaying mercy. He wants the lost to be found. All who have rebelled against Him are given a chance to find Him. This is His last and final call to the sons and daughters of Adam. Sadly, many will harden their hearts and turn away from the most beautiful invitation ever to have been extended in all of human history. They will curse God and stay entrenched in their rebellious ways.

God does not hide this awful reality from us. He wants us to be wise and flee from the wrath to come. If we are already His He wants us to warn others—to point them to the narrow path that leads to life. TRANSHUMAN is based on my thoughts of what the world may look like at the halfway point in the Tribulation. The Rapture has already taken place. All who have been invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb are seated. Time will soon be no more. The curtains are opening on the world stage.

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My Review

This is an engaging novel for Christians who believe the pre-tribulation rapture interpretation of the end times. Groot gives us a view of what the world might look like about half way through the Tribulation, concentrating on Revelation chapters 5 through 9.

Groot speculates how advanced genetic modification might be used to enhance humanity. There are some serious considerations we need to think about. What happens when human and animal DNA are mixed? Are there barriers God intended man should never cross and are we getting close to them even now? Who decides what is ethical? There are personal issues to think about too. Are we willing to die for our faith? Can we look for God's supernatural support in times of persecution? There is a clear presentation of the gospel in this book.

This series is a good addition to end times fiction. Groot uses lots of Scripture to back up her ideas of what might happen in the future. Readers should remember that the view of end times Groot presents is one of several and one that, until about two hundred years ago, was not really known and believed by the church in general.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

You can read my review of the first book in the series, Manhunt.

About the Author

Hi. My name is Rena Groot. I have a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Religious Education from the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Alberta. I have been a teacher in Canada and China, have published eight books, I have designed a digital course called Broken to Beautiful-Transformed By God’s Power, I have been a tour manager from the Rockies to the Pacific, have been a missionary to the ends of the Earth, a mom of four—and the most important part—I am a child of God.

More from Rena

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, June 1

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, June 2

Artistic Nobody, June 3 (Author Interview)

Texas Book-aholic, June 4

Guild Master, June 5 (Author Interview)

Scott’s Book Reviews, June 5

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, June 6

Beauty in the Binding, June 7 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 8

Simple Harvest Reads, June 9 (Author Interview)

annette_reads_daily, June 9

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 10

A Reader’s Brain, June 11 (Author Interview)

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, June 12

For the Love of Literature, June 13 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 14


To celebrate her tour, Rena is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)


Rita Wray said...

Thank you for the review.

Caryl Kane said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Transhuman sounds like a timely read.

Anonymous said...

Thank You for the review.

Emma said...

This sounds pretty intense! I appreciate the note about the view of prophecy.

Michael Law said...

This looks like a very interesting novel.

Jcp said...

Thank you for the review

marisela zuniga said...

This sounds very intersting!

traciem said...

Thanks so much for such an insightful review! I love the intersecting themes of humanity and tech and look forward to reading this book!