Monday, November 28, 2016
In the year 2069 the Apocalypse came and went, but Jesus didn’t show up, as some expected.
Instead, a cataclysmic war, natural disasters and pandemics eradicated 90 percent of earth’s population. Now, in 2131, a totalitarian government rules the world from the majestic, opulent capitol of Carthage, Tunisia. Blamed for igniting the war, religion and religious books are banned. Citizens who will not renounce their religion are sent to work camps.
Grant Cochrin, imprisoned in a bleak petroleum camp in what was once North Dakota, leads his family and friends to escape and embark on a long, dangerous quest for a Christian community. Their resource in this journey? A cherished page torn from the now banished Bible—a remnant of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount handed down from Grant’s grandparents.
What if there were an Apocalypse and Jesus didn’t return? What if the survivors found themselves living in a world ruled by a totalitarian government, where religion is forbidden and all religious texts have been destroyed?
In The Remnant, award-winning author Monte Wolverton tells the tale of a band of concentration camp escapees who trek through the lawless American wilderness on a quest for authentic Christianity, only to come face to face with an unthinkable dilemma. The Remnant is a fast-paced story punctuated with dry satire, memorable characters and hard questions about religious institutions.
My thoughts: In all honesty, I have mixed feelings about this one. The story line and characters are interesting, and I loved the twists in the story, but it isn't Biblicaly accurate. It is an interesting dystopian style story about a world in the future where the one world government has tried to make all religions extinct. I think the sequel, if there is one (which, it left at a cliff hanger, so I am sure readers will want another one!) could be interesting if it still explores the one world government, but perhaps with that world forcing one religion. Time will tell.
If you love dystopian stories, then you will enjoy this one!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.