Apostasy Rising (Episode 1 of 4)

Ichthus Chronicles Season 1

Book 1
EmmausWay Press
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The Church's Future Is History.


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


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

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About the author

J. A. Bouma believes nobody should have to read bad religious fiction—whether it's 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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EmmausWay Press
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Published on
Sep 1, 2019
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Pages
237
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ISBN
9781948545266
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Christian / Futuristic
Fiction / Christian / Suspense
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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The Church's future is history.


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


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 has dawned with the dissolution of the faith and creation of a one-world religious assembly, Panligo.


Standing at the center in this second episode continuing the epic story is a broken parish priest whose faith in the future of the Church is beginning to fray—and whose life has just been decimated by an act of terror. Only questions swirl around who perpetrated the act of persecuting violence. And evidence begins to surface of an old nemesis of Ichthus rising from the shadows to once again bring the Church to its knees. The only hope for Christianity's future survival seems to be a lost religious order, and discovering its beginning and end means traveling back in time to visit one of Christ's apostles.


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.


Continue the adventure with episode 2 in the epic 4-part 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

The Church's future is history.


The third book in a four-episode, binge-worthy story season released the first of the month, told through full-length, complete novels with cliff-hangers that make you hunger for more!


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 has dawned with the dissolution of the faith and creation of a one-world religious assembly, Panligo.


Standing at the center is the remnant of Christianity, which has just uncovered a lost religious order with the power to help the Church under siege. Only an ancient enemy of Ichthus has risen from the shadows to thwart the Ministerium at every turn. What’s more: the Republic has taken dramatic moves that changes everything and threatens to undo all that they have been working toward—ratcheting the stakes even higher for the future Church and sending the Ministerium back in time once again to retrieve from the past vital inspiration for the future.


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.


Continue 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: Available Now

• Episode 4 + Full Season 1: Releases Dec 1


The Church's future is history.


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


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 has dawned with the dissolution of the faith and creation of a one-world religious assembly, Panligo.


Standing at the center in this second episode continuing the epic story is a broken parish priest whose faith in the future of the Church is beginning to fray—and whose life has just been decimated by an act of terror. Only questions swirl around who perpetrated the act of persecuting violence. And evidence begins to surface of an old nemesis of Ichthus rising from the shadows to once again bring the Church to its knees. The only hope for Christianity's future survival seems to be a lost religious order, and discovering its beginning and end means traveling back in time to visit one of Christ's apostles.


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.


Continue the adventure with episode 2 in the epic 4-part 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

A legend 900 years in the making rises again to protect the Church


The day before Easter 1119, 700 unarmed Jerusalem Christian pilgrims were savagely attacked by Muslims from two nearby cities. Three hundred were slaughtered, sixty more were taken as slaves—and nine men rose to avenge their deaths and pledge their lives to "the defense of Jerusalem and the protection of pilgrims."


The Knights Templar, robed in white with crimson crosses and armed to protect Christians from threatening persecution.


Nine hundred years later, a series of similar devastating, coordinated attacks leaves the Church reeling during Holy Week—and bewildered by the possibility that the legendary Knights of Christ have risen from the shadows of legend into the light of activation.


When the Order of Thaddeus, ancient defender of the Christian faith, is embroiled in the mayhem without any answers, SEPIO launches its most harrowing operation yet—to not only protect the Church and bring the perpetrators to justice, but to confront the mysterious men in white avenging Christian persecution once again.


Templars Rising is a story of faith and persecution, vengeance and martyrdom that leverages the familiar conspiracy suspense of Dan Brown, the special-ops muscle of James Rollins's Sigma Force novels, and the historical insight of Steve Berry's Cotton Malone series—delivering an explosive religious thriller that abandons Hollywood-style Templar conspiracies for the remarkable historical truth behind the ancient religious order.


In a truly original story ripped from the unreported headlines chronicling the horrifying persecution of the worldwide Church, J. A. Bouma combines fact, faith, and fiction like few contemporary religious storytellers—weaving an adventurous, action-packed page-turner with a compelling, inspiring message for believers and non-believers alike about the nature of faith and ones unashamed commitment to it—even unto death.


Grab the 6th book in the bestselling religious suspense series readers say offers a "highly entertaining" and "compelling read"!

An ancient threat. A sacred relic. A religious belief under siege.


Silas Grey—ex-Army Ranger, professor of religious studies, and leading relics expert—is on the verge of rocking the religious and nonreligious alike with scientific proof of the Church’s central belief: Jesus Christ’s resurrection. Proof he believes has been hidden all along within the Shroud of Turin, the Christian relic purported to be the burial cloth of Jesus.


But a series of suspicious deaths and devastating attacks not only threaten Silas’s shocking announcement and those close to him. They are a sign of an even greater threat reemerging from the shadows of history.


Coming to his aid is the Order of Thaddeus, a religious order that has been battling for the very survival of the Church since its birth. Soon it becomes clear that an ancient cultic enemy has risen to once again wage war against the Church and destroy the Christian faith—beginning with its most sacred relic and teaching. Spanning the globe from Washington to Paris to Jerusalem, Silas and the Order combine forces to plunge into a desperate mission for the very survival of the Church and all it holds dear.


Can they preserve the memory of its central belief before its archenemy erases it forever?


Holy Shroud is the first book in the inventive bestselling Order of Thaddeus action-adventure thriller series leveraging the familiar conspiracy suspense of Dan Brown with the special-ops thrill of James Rollins, wrapped in the historical insight of Steve Berry and inspiration of Ted Dekker.


Embark on this new action-packed adventure by emerging author J. A. Bouma that combines faith, fact, and fiction like few religious writers—delivering a “highly entertaining” and “compelling” page-turner people have all agreed “you won't want to put it down!”

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