We have been imagining the end of times for 1000s of years. One of the classic end of times story is Noah's Ark. In revelations, we read about judgement day. That Jesus will come back to earth, and that we will be rewarded with everlasting peace.
In literature, the first dystopian novel as we call it was written by H.G. Wells, The Time Machine. Since then there have been a few well known dystopian novels such as The Giver, 1984, and Fahrenheit 451. When The Hunger Games came out, the dystopian genre kicked off and many authors started to write similar novels. I remember going to Barnes & Noble at one point and seeing a ton of these type of books in the YA section.
Recently, however, I have found that the end of the world is a popular thing more so in T.V. and movies now. Popular shows like the Walking Dead, The Strain, and The 100.
For those looking for something more light or less violent, I have just the topic for you today!
Today I am recommending 5 Christian Dystopian series to read. No zombies or blood-sucking vampire creatures here. I have to give you a warning however, some of these are darker and would rate a PG-13. I also find them to be very eerie- as many of the plot lines could actually happen.
Without further ado, here are 5 series to check out!
Life in Abney, Texas, is predictable and safe—until the night a massive solar flare wipes out all modern technology.
Shelby Sparks, novelist and single mom, had one goal: to provide for her diabetic son. In the wake of this global disaster, her mission hasn't changed. Only now, medication is a priceless commodity and the future resembles an apocalyptic nightmare.
Max Berkman and Shelby were once sweethearts, but he lost his chance at claiming her love years ago. When the abrupt loss of power ushers him into a leadership role, he rises to the occasion. But his highest priority—to keep Shelby and her son safe—could prove to be the biggest challenge of all.
As the brilliant northern lights give way to deep shadows, Max and Shelby's faith will be tested like never before. Only one rule remains: Find a way to survive.
Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy are two of the shrewdest strategists on Wall Street and close friends of the president of the United States. Their secret project: a billion-dollar oil deal off the coast of Tel Aviv and Gaza that could form the basis of a historic peace treaty and bring enormous wealth to every Israeli and Palestinian. But nothing has prepared Jon or Erin for the terror that lies ahead.
Parvin Blackwater believes she has wasted her life. At only seventeen, she has one year left according to the Clock by her bedside. In a last-ditch effort to make a difference, she tries to rescue Radicals from the government’s crooked justice system.
But when the authorities find out about her illegal activity, they cast her through the Wall -- her people's death sentence. What she finds on the other side about the world, about eternity, and about herself changes Parvin forever and might just save her people. But her clock is running out.
Sixteen-year-old Braxton Luther is determined to keep a grip on the dreams he has for his life. Success. Happiness. Love. When he’s challenged to stand in defiance of a Party that will demand his total allegiance, he’s not sure resistance will pay off. Actually, he’s pretty sure defiance will cost him everything.
Eliza Knight, however, doesn’t bow. Not if it means trading her soul for comfort. Which is a problem, because she’s the girl he can’t live without, and protecting her is everything to him.
When the threat to Eliza becomes darker than Braxton had ever imagined, reality sinks in.
Six years ago, the government took control of the church. Only re-translated Bibles are legal, and a specialized agency called the Constabulary enforces this and other regulations. Marcus Brenner, a new Christian, will do anything to protect his church family from imprisonment--including risk his own freedom to gain the trust of a government agent.
Aubrey Weston recanted her faith when the Constabulary threatened her baby. Now released, she just wants to provide for her son and avoid government notice. But she's targeted again, and this time, her baby is taken into custody. If only she'd never denied Him, maybe God would hear her pleas for help.
When Aubrey and Marcus's lives collide, they are forced to confront the lies they believe about themselves. And God is about to grab hold of Marcus's life in a way he'd never expect, turning a loner into a leader.
Are you a dystopian genre fan? If so, what are your favorite books in this genre? Share in the comments!
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