The Spirit of Stratos – The Shadow Virus; this story takes future Sci-Fi, a dash of religion, and a rescue mission and shoves them together.
Here’s a upfront warning; if you religion in space, you may still hear readers cry. I personally don’t care, but I’ve also run into plenty of people who turn away at any sign of dogmatic. This has a ‘god’ – who’s referred to often enough. And yes, it’s science fiction. The religion portion is heavy during the first page – so don’t let the sample throw you off. After the first chunk up front, it tones down and essentially becomes the background reason for the main race’s actions.