Thursday, October 08, 2015

The Methuselah Project by Rick Barry

About the Book
In World War II, German scientists began many experiments. One never ended.
Roger Greene is a war hero. Raised in an orphanage, the only birthright he knows is the feeling that he was born to fly. Flying against the Axis Powers in World War II is everything he always dreamed―until the day he's shot down and lands in the hands of the enemy.
When Allied bombs destroy both his prison and the mad genius experimenting on POWs, Roger survives. Within hours, his wounds miraculously heal, thanks to those experiments. The Methuselah Project is a success―but this ace is still not free. Seventy years later, Roger hasn't aged a day, but he has nearly gone insane. This isn't Captain America―just a lousy existence only made passable by a newfound faith. The Bible provides the only reliable anchor for Roger's sanity and his soul. When he finally escapes, there's no angelic promise or personal prophecy of deliverance, just confusion. It's 2015―and the world has become an unrecognizable place.
Katherine Mueller―crack shot, genius, and real Southern Belle―offers to help him find his way home. Can he convince her of the truth of his crazy story? Can he continue to trust her when he finds out she works for the very organization he's trying to flee?

Thrown right into pulse-pounding action from the first page, readers will find themselves transported back in time to a believable, full-colored past, and then catapulted into the present once more. The historical back-and-forth adds a constantly moving element of suspense to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

My Thoughts
Since I had never heard of this author before, I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. But with part of the story set during WWII (my favorite time period) and a Captain America-esque hero (my favorite superhero) there was a pretty good chance I was going to like this book. Thankfully that turned out to be true. I was completely engrossed in the story from the first page until the very last. I loved Roger's character! It was amazing how he managed to keep his spirits up through all of his years of captivity! I was completely fascinated by his whole journey and was impressed by how the author never let the pace slip. Katherine's character was also pretty great, if a bit naive at times. In all this book was completely intriguing, well-written, and just plain good! I highly recommend it!

Meet the Author
Rick Barry is the author of Gunner’s Run, another World War II novel, Kiriath’s Quest, and over 200 articles and fiction stories. In addition to being a World War II buff, he is the director of church planting ministries at BIEM, a Christian ministry operating in Eastern Europe. He holds a degree in foreign languages, speaks Russian, and has visited Europe more than fifty times. Rick lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit him at, or on Twitter (@WriterRickBarry).

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Mike Bradley said...

Thanks Abbi! I stumbled upon this blog searching for new book suggestions. This is great. I really appreciate the suggestion! This review has swayed me. I’ll have to check out The Methuselah Project. Thanks!

I wanted to pass along one my pastor recommended to me. It’s the #1 bestseller on religious fiction, so maybe you’ve already heard of it. But I can’t stop thinking about. It’s a fantastic collection of short stories. It’s called Pieces Like Pottery. I really can’t recommend it enough. I would love to see your review of it at some point!

Abbi Hart said...

Mike-Thanks for taking the time to read my review and comment! Glad I could sway you, this book is definitely worth a read!

Mike Bradley said...

Thanks Abbi! It did. I appreciate it!

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