The Preservationist

This past weekend, the wife and I took a little vacation to the central coast of California. We spent time in Cambria, and San Luis Obispo soaking up the sun and just relaxing, but what I really want to talk about is the book I picked up at CVS on our way out of town.

I have to admit that the price tag caught my attention first. It was only $4.99, which is an amazing price for a book these days. But, after that, it was the cover that caused me to look further. It was a small hard cover book with a dust jacket. The cover itself had a picture of an ark and the dust cover was cleverly cut as waves for the ark to float upon. However, what was truly clever was that behind the dust cover was an entirely different picture. It was the same ark on dry land with animals gathered two by two surrounding it.

Thankfully, the creativity didn’t stop there. The Preservationist is the biblical story of Noah told through the eyes of his children and wife. It’s not a version we get in the bible, and so the author David Maine has obviously taken some liberties with the story, but just the same he weaves an interesting tale.

The language he uses and the pictures he paints are a little dirty, but it’s probably accurate for the times. After all, when God has to whipe out all of civilization because it’s become corrupt, it probably isn’t a “clean” place.

I haven’t quite finished the book yet, but so far it’s a quick, thought provoking read. I would totally recommend it if you’re looking for something a little different.

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