Chad is a white, conservative Christian radio talk show host. He enjoys riling up the masses about issues related to race, gender, class, and politics.
Jeremiah is a popular, Christian tele-evangelist. The charismatic, African American pastor of a popular mega-church, he is celebrated for his knowledge of scripture.
Rosa is a Hispanic, single mom. An English teacher in the Catholic school she grew up in, she is a survivor of domestic abuse.
So what happens when these four very different people find themselves trapped in a historical church in North Philadelphia after The Rapture? More than left behind, the characters in THE UNLIKELY REMNANT are left to deal with the personal truths and tragic secrets that led to them missing God; all while wrestling with the prejudices that inevitably surface in their relationships with each other. Who will press in and who will give up their soul forever?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts is a writer, editor, and educator. The author of six books including The Integrated Church: Authentic Multicultural Ministry and Interruption: The Gospel According to Crystal Justine, Lewis-Giggetts explores in her work both the personal and collective impact of the intersection of identity and faith.
After 13 years of marriage and two wonderful sons, Shenette is thoroughly excited to return to writing full-time and hopes to use her imagination as a tool of inner healing, self-reflection, and a great source of entertainment for others.
A lot of people, many of them Christians have a problem with the book of Revelations in the Bible. Revelations forces the mind to grapple with difficult questions, such as what will happen when Christ returns and what if I’m not one of the Redeemed?
Of course a very popular series, Left Behind, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins dealt with this topic in great detail, but a new title, The Unlikely Remnant, adds an important voice to the list of End Times fiction.
In The Unlikely Remnant, four unlikely companions find themselves in a church on the north side of Philadelphia just after The Rapture. One is a long-time church mother, one a conservative radio talk show host, one, a mother and teacher, and one, a megachurch pastor. This multicultural, socioeconomic motley crew finds that they have two things in common: they were left…and they don’t know why.
As time passes, they must pull together to utilize what resources remain to them, and to uncover the mysteries as to their current circumstances. Doing so is no easy feat, given long-held preferences, prejudices and practices.
Lewis-Giggetts writes a gripping, fast-paced tale with believable characters asking believable questions. Each character is shown to have the face they presented to the world, and the face that their internal lens focused on. For some, both faces contributed to their current state.
In first-person prose, Lewis-Giggetts forces each character to examine him or herself deeply, and thereby, forces readers to do the same. Of all the questions asked, perhaps the most important is, “Are you ready to die?” The answer may be troubling.
The Unlikely Remnant was a thought-provoking, and yes, a fun, if serious, read.
For More Information
Visit the author online at http://www.traceymlewis.com
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Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Be deliberate. Believe.