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.
It’s a big, scary world out there. But it’s also a world of freedom. Most people in the concentration camps have been there too long to have expierenced freedom. All they know is the one world government.
Then there’s the Safe Zone where the inhabitants are both protected and have more freedom of movement.
Outside these two areas is the “wild, wild west.” It’s not a very safe place.
One family along with friends who are fellow Christ believers decide to esvcape and find a place where they can freely worship/ They are armed only with the Remnant to guide them in their faith.
It’s a long and dangerous journey, and just when they think they’ve found what they’ve been looking for, their world is turned upside down.
In the end we are left wondering. Don’t even think about reading the end first. It won’t make much sense. Mr. Wolverton, please give me a follow up book soon. I really want to know the decision.
***A special thank you to litfuse for providing a copy without charge.***
Monte Wolverton is an award-winning author and syndicated editorial cartoonist. He is associate editor of CWR magazine. He is an ordained minister and holds a MA from Goddard College in Vermont. Along with his wife, Kaye, he makes his home in southwest Washington State.