Ichthus Chronicles

Apocalypse Rising / Season 2 • Episode 2

The Apocalypse Is Now

The second story in an epic four-episode, binge-worthy story season told through full-length, complete novels with cliff-hangers that make you hunger for more.

The year is AD 2125. After apostasy rises in the remnant of Christianity and the Republic launches a murderous campaign of persecution against the Church—the unthinkable happens:

The Seven Trumpets from the Book of Revelation begin to blast, ushering in a rising apocalypse with Christians fighting to make sense of it all.

But there is hope. For Alexander Zarruq and Rebekah Kony travel back in time to the Council of Nicaea to retrieve the memory at the heart of the Christian faith: the Nicene Creed. Its defense of Jesus’ divine status and saving death are what the Church need to remain faithful during these dark, apocalyptic times.

Yet a series of bewildering events threaten not only their mission—but introduce a menacing turn that could alter future Christianity itself. They must solve these mysterious events in order to preserve the memory of the Creed and safeguard the future faith—but the outcome is uncertain.

Not only that, John Mark Ford and his crew search for the mysterious Order of Thaddeus Remnant and witnesses the devastation wrought by the Second Trumpet blast—leading to an unexpected twist and a new mission that takes the Ichthus Resistance into the heart of the Republic to preserve the Church—and save the world.

Will they succeed in retrieving what the Church needs to survive the Great Tribulation?

Devour the next episode to find out in the thrilling follow-up season to the celebrated “Apostasy Rising” that readers agree is “Great reading and relevant in today’s times”!


Ichthus Chronicles is an explosively inventive series that recasts the Christian struggle in a future world rife with social and religious challenges combined with technological and political change that feels close to home—inviting readers to experience the sacrifices and struggles to persevere unto victory in the face of hostile forces, both in the future and the past.

Not since the blockbuster Left Behind series has a story captured the heart of the Church’s mission in these last days—offering a unique, page-turning adventure that not only entertains through thrilling action and mysterious suspense, but captures the urgency of our own day and inspires for the journey of faith.

Best Selling Author

J. A. Bouma

J. A. Bouma believes nobody should have to read bad religious fiction—whether its cheesy plots with pat answers or misrepresentations of the Christian faith and the Bible. So he wants to do something about it by telling compelling, propulsive stories that thrill as much as inspire, while offering a dose of insight along the way.

When not putting fingers to keyboard, he loves vintage jazz vinyl, a glass of Malbec, and an epic read—preferably together. He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife, two kiddos, and rambunctious boxer-pug-terrier.

Other Books

The Thirteenth Apostle

What if the story of Jesus isn’t the one that happened?

Apostasy Rising

The year is 2123. The Church is in crisis. The only hope for the future is retrieving the past.

A Reimagined Faith

What do you do when the faith you grew up with no longer makes sense?


The Order of Thaddeus series is a must read. It will not only excite and thrill you but give you something to think about and inspire you.”

★★★★★ Jonathan Barwick, Amazon Review

Coming Soon!

Available March 26, 2019

A Reimagined Faith

Spritual Coming of Age

Written in the self-discovery style of Brian McLaren’s award-winning A New Kind of Christian and John Greene’s coming-of-age stories, with shades of such classics as C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity and John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, J. A. Bouma’s A Reimagined Faith is the first story in a fresh, insightful spiritual coming-of-age series for a new generation wondering if the Christianity they’ve always known offers more in these dynamic times. Drawing from his own spiritual journey as a young adult, Bouma writes a stirring fable of resonance and truth for those wrestling with deep questions of faith, life, and everything in between.


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