The world is going to hell. So begins this book, pointing to the prevalence of apocalypse - cataclysmic destruction and nightmarish end-of-the-world scenarios - in contemporary entertainment.
In How to Survive the Apocalypse, Robert Joustra and Alissa Wilkinson examine a number of popular stories - from the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica to the purging of innocence in Game of Thrones to the hordes of zombies in The Walking Dead - and argue that such apocalyptic stories reveal a lot about us here and now, about how we conceive of our life together, including some of our deepest tensions and anxieties.
Besides analyzing the dystopian shift in popular culture, Joustra and Wilkinson also suggest how Christians can live faithfully and with integrity in such a cultural context.
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Smart and Witty
Yes. The book is smart, fun, and witty!
The book does not have "characters" per se.
The narrator, Gabrielle de Cuir, did an amazing job. Perfect inflection!
It would make a nice documentary. Fun and fast-moving story.
An unexpected combination of cultural and religious themes. Fun and thoughtful.
Media teaches us about what it means human
- Adam Shields