Title: The Remaining
Author: Travis Thrasher
Published: September 1, 2014 by Tyndale House
Purchased: February 10, 2015, $2.99 on Kindle.
Blurb: “The Remaining” is a novelization of the apocalyptic movie from Sony Affirm. Just after a young couple says their vows, the earth shakes, and some people die suddenly and are taken away. The rest of their wedding party and friends are left to wrestle with what happened and with their faith. Characters struggle with secret love, dreams, hopes, and beliefs as they continue to evaluate their faith. This book and movie are both action-packed thrillers that will encourage audiences to think about their beliefs.
Review: The reason for three stars on this book, even though I thought it was great, is because of how the writing is and how the chapters are divided up. It just kind of threw me off and kept me from giving it my full attention. I still wanted to finish the book because I was interested in how this book describes what happens after the Rapture versus how Left Behind describes it.
This book is intense and gives an idea of what the book of Revelation is actually going for. Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the Left Behind series, it’s intense in it’s own way but I feel like The Remaining is, while not completely accurate, more so.
Don’t let the three stars turn you away from this book, that’s not what I’m trying to do here. I know it’s kind of confusing saying I’m giving this book this many stars and then saying go read this book, but I would suggest giving this story a try.
Also, the movie is absolutely fantastic. I know I have some movie reviewers following me, I would love to know what your opinion on The Remaining is. I work at a Christian bookstore and we had a movie day, and let me tell you, everyone was freaked out by this movie.
I tried to warn them because I read the book beforehand, of course the only thing I could say without giving anything away is that it is intense and more into keeping with the chaos that the book of Revelation says there will be.
Thank you for reading my review.