Here's more on Anabaptists who turned parts of Europe upside down a few centuries ago.
If you aren't familiar with the early martyr Polycarp, or the challenges facing Christians in his day, this article at First Things is a great starting place: Faithful Unto Death, by Timothy George.
Early Christianity turned the world upside down. It's easy to see why, if you study the early church.
This session on Anabaptist History is about "Growth and persecution of the Swiss Brethren" - and a lot more. Among other things, it explores what can turn an otherwise civilized person into someone who will inflict hardship, torture, or death, on another human being. It also notes that in recent years, people in Europe have become increasingly aware of the persecution of the early Anabaptists.
Anthony Esolen has coined a word. Does it apply to you? (I hope not.)
Today is the last day to download the Kindle edition of Notes From Hiding, the complete novel, for free. If you miss this deal, you'll still have a chance to get the book free for Kindle - in serial form - from September 12-15, different parts each day, counting down from the end to the beginning.
Trouble Pug is free-to-own for Kindle today and tomorrow.
These books may also be read for free on Kindle Unlimited, but only for a limited time. On or about September 16 they will go out of that program so that they can again be offered at outlets other than Amazon in ebook form.
Notes From Hiding and Trouble Pug are also available in trade paperback.
Notes From Hiding's main characters are teens who'd been born about the time The Hidden ends. Other books set in the same dystopian world that's shakily returning to freedom are The Smolder, The Birdwatcher, The Unexpecteds, and The Historian. While there's a little overlap with some of the books, each book has different characters, and books are set in various locations.
Trouble Pug, a story of two girls working at staying friends despite their differences and difficult circumstances, features a bit of time travel (which accounts for some of the difficult circumstances - hello, getting caught as stowaways on the Lusitania on May 7, 1915!).