Friday, June 18, 2010

Faith and Fiction Saturday: Apocalyptic Fiction

Welcome to Faith and Fiction Saturday where we discuss the intersection of faith and fiction. Sometimes we talk more about faith, sometimes more about fiction, but the best times combine both. You are welcome to participate by leaving a comment on this post or writing a post on your blog and leaving a link in comments.

In the past year, I find myself more and more interested in dystopian and post-apocalyptic books and even at times, film. The funny thing is that Christian fiction has often published this kind of work, the most famous, of course, being the Left Behind series. But they weren't the first. I remember a book called Raptured that my grandparents had on their bookshelves. When I spent a summer with them I read this book and it terrified me, in large part, because I spent about a year of my life being terrified I wasn't really saved. Seriously. I remember sitting in class and all I could think about was how I would be left behind after the rapture and when wouldn't take the Mark of the Beast, I'd be beheaded. Oh yes, being a worrier started at early age for me!

What do you think about apocalyptic fiction? Do you think there's a place for Christian dystopian for apocaplyptic fiction that goes outside the boundaries of pop theological end times interpretation? What are some books of apocalyptic fiction you've enjoyed?


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