Author Monte Wolverton tells a gripping tale of adventure set in the dystopian world of 2131
By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service (Book Review)
PASADENA, CA (ANS – November 8, 2016) – In his latest book, The Remnant, author Monte Wolverton, tell a gripping tale of adventure when a totalitarian world government sends all Christians who will not renounce their faith to work camps in a primitive wilderness.
However, Grant Cochrin, his family, and a few friends, break free and begin a dangerous quest to find an authentic faith community. Will they survive the wilderness? And will they find God in this death-defying journey?
It is a gripping tale of adventure set in the dystopian world of 2131, where religion and sacred texts are forbidden in this future world of The Remnant — but Grant Cochrin still has a treasured one-page remnant of the Sermon on the Mount torn from his grandmother’s Bible, and Wolverton poses the question: Will The Remnant make a difference?
The book, with fascinating plot twists, author and syndicated cartoonist Monte Wolverton crafts an intriguing story about a cataclysmic future. Ninety percent of earth’s population has been destroyed – one world government reigns from Northern Africa — but in tomorrow’s world of The Remnant, it seems the greatest changes are but the full-flowering of seeds planted a century or two before.
In today’s world, where radicalized religious extremists distort faith, destroy freedom and obliterate tolerance — The Remnant is rich with intrigue and challenges to traditional ideas of religious institutionalism.
The Remnant is both inspiring and satirical — it’s a physical and spiritual expedition through a dystopian world. Avoiding been-there, done-that predictable conclusions, it offers hope against the backdrop of a real, perplexing and challenging world of spiritual and physical dysfunction.
Wolverton explained why he wrote the book, by saying, “A few years ago I was discussing dystopian settings with a friend — a post-apocalyptic world where Christ hadn’t returned. I started playing around with some concepts. What if there were no religion — no institutional Christianity and no Bibles? Would suppressed Christ-followers try to connect with each other? What forms would this black-market Christendom take? And how would political power react? Does Christ need institutions? Or do institutions ultimately corrupt Christianity? I wanted to give readers a context for considering these questions.”
Then, when asked why The Remnant didn’t seem to be typical Christian fiction, he replied: “Well, I’d rather not have this lumped in with the Christian fiction genre. I suppose it’s technically Christian fiction, but I wanted it to reach a broader readership. Regular readers don’t want to be slobbered on with lots of syrupy religious language. I personally find that off-putting. Christians would get more traction in the world if we made an effort to be — normal. As C.S. Lewis once said, ‘The world does not need more Christian literature. What it needs is more Christians writing good literature.’”
This is a novel that you won’t want to put down. It’s a real page turner.
About the author: Monte Wolverton is an award-winning author and syndicated editorial cartoonist and an associate editor of CWR magazine. Along with his wife Kaye, he makes his home in southwest Washington State.
To schedule an interview with the author, or request a review copy of The Remnant, please contact Dennis Warkentin at CWRpress. You can do so either by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at: (626) 531-7007.
Copies are available for purchase at: www.ptm.org/remnant, or at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KIF19NS (Kindle) or Book at https://www.amazon.com/Remnant-Monte-Wolverton/dp/188997322X/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1478654951&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=The+Remnant+by+Monte+Wolverton.
Photo captions: 1) Book cover. 2) Monte Wolverton. 3) Dan Wooding with some of his 45 books.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 75, is an award-winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for more than 53 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren, who all live in the UK. He is the author of some 45 books and has two TV programs and one radio show in Southern California. In 1980, he gave up his journalistic career in the UK, to work full-time for the Persecuted Church. And, while still working in London, Dan was a senior reporter with two of the UK’s largest circulation newspapers, and he also conducted regular interviews for BBC Radio, and LBC, London’s main commercial talk station.
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