Ichthus Chronicles

Apostasy Rising / Season 1 • Episode 1

The Church’s Future Is History

A four-episode, binge-worthy story season released monthly, told through full-length, complete novels with cliff-hangers that make you hunger for more!

Read each monthly episode starting now or wait for the full season 1 to be released on December 1, 2019.

The year is 2123. The citizens of the world have united. Peace, prosperity, and progress reign supreme. Rising apostasy threatens to consume Ichthus, the last remnant of Christianity. And the Church’s most chaotic hour since the Protestant Reformation is about to dawn.

Standing at the center is a broken parish priest whose faith in the future of the Church is beginning to fray. When news breaks of Christian leaders dismantling the faith, Father Alexander Zarruq receives a mysterious visitor bearing an urgent request from a former mentor that turns his world upside down. What’s more: An old friend makes history discovering what may be the Church’s only hope—time travel.

Will the future Church survive forces threatening her from inside and out? Will Ichthus retrieve from history what it needs to survive the future? And will ordinary believers rise to do the impossible when the Church needs them most?

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.

Start episode 1 in the epic series by bestselling author J. A. Bouma about the future Church under siege.

  • Episode 1: Available now
  • Episode 2: Available now
  • Episode 3: Releases Nov 1
  • Episode 4 + Full Season 1: Releases Dec 1

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.

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