The premise of Joseph and David Taylor's Finding Refuge Through Forgotten Messages of the Past is based on the Bible and “Individual Excess Capacity.” It is refreshingly unusual for the Bible to be the basis for fiction. The I.E.C. is an extrapolation of the “Nash equilibrium,” the economic theory made known through the movie A Beautiful Mind.
The I.E.C. is what a person can produce after they have satisfied their most basic needs. This contributes to a society’s power by the determining the inhabitants' willingness to share the combined mass of their I.E.C. with the entire group.
While a work of fiction, Finding Refuge makes cogent points on the power, both individual and collective, that can be harnessed for good or evil. A good book makes you think while you are reading it. A very good book keeps you thinking after you have read it. This is a very good book.