Monday, November 21, 2016

The Remnant by Monte Wolverton

The Remnant
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.
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About The Author
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.

My Review 

As I was reading the remnant I was hit with the realization that several of the places the group visited, could be a place that people worship today, false prophets, or misleading in the practice of Christianity.
We are way out in history 2131, and all religion has been outlawed, and people with religion are asked to give it up or go into camps. This is what Grant Cochrin and his family experience living in a bleak petroleum plant in North Dakota.
I found myself chuckling at some of the happenings, so serious, and yet some misguided individuals think they are experiencing Christ, by yelling, and other things that I found a bit weird.
My attentions was kept though out this read, and you feel like you want to shake them, and yell that they have the most important part, and yet they receive even more, astonishing, and heart warming.
I felt at the end that maybe there will be another book, and more to come, but doubt they could match the danger this group encountered on their journey.
I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.

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