The plot synopsis does not state this is an inspirational (Christian) novel, or that this is a sequel. I read the occasional Christian novel but oftentitmes they are too simplistic and preachy. I was looking for sci-fi, and I don't particularly care for this. It might be nice for the kiddies to read, 'tho. Again, this is book 2 in a series so I suggest you read them in order.
This book was more of a christian commentary / social soap opera than a survival story. The Description you read is misleading, the world events and survival side of the story are just a backdrop for the preaching, praying and "religious people are better" message. I had to force myself to continue listening in hopes that the survival side of the story would gradually take over, but it heads the other direction. If you aren't looking for a christian cheer-leading drama then don't buy this book!