The Remnant REVIEW!

 The Remnant is a book right up my alley! It has a distopian feel to it, and those are my favorites. The gist is that religion is seen as the end of the civilization (pretty much) and the cause of all our troubles, and it's now banned. If you don't give up religion, you're sent to a camp where you're said to be protected...but of course that's not the case. A family, and some friends, find a way to escape the camp.

The writing is easy to read and follow, as is the story line. There are a few parts where I was left thinking, "REALLY?! WHY?!" One part is in the beginning of the book. The oldest teen girl drops her music player in the escape tunnel, causing her dad to have to go back for it. You can imagine what happens next. I just wanted to scream DON'T GO BACK! Sigh...the characters never listen to me! HAHA! Overall, I really liked this! 

 About the book: 

The Remnant (Plain Truth Ministries, August 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 Remnantis 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.