Based on the novel ‘GOD Tech: The Mark of the Beast’ by David John Jeffery, a best seller which reached 2nd place in the American charts for Christian Science Fiction within 2 weeks of its release in 2010, this work of sci-fi literature is an exciting, yet worrying, glimpse into the future. A future where the F.A.T.H.E.R. is now associated with a fearful and controlling government known as the World Parliament and a microchip identification scheme called G.O.D.TECH — which can be implanted in the hand or forehead — created to monitor the masses in an attempt to bring ‘peace and security’ to the world.
In a dystopian 2029, Matthew, Mary, Thomas and Adriel are a family who are homeless and considered as ’Terrorists’ in a totalitarian new world order under the continuous surveillance of the F.A.T.H.E.R. (Free American Technological Human Extension Research) working in conjunction with the World Parliament to stop terrorism through the human implantation of the G.O.D.TECH (Genetics on Digital Technology) microchip processor.
The story takes place in England, one of the ten kingdoms that were remaining after World War III.
Matthew tries to protect his family by selling bibles (one of the banned books of literature) on the black market in exchange for credit in the form of a swipe card which he hides under his glove to stop anyone suspecting he has not been implanted. His wife, Mary, takes care of the children and tries to convert others to turn against the government in an attempt to create a revolution.
The family are Christians who believe that taking this implant is in a direct violation on the Holy Bible and refer it as the mark, referenced in chapter 13 of the Bible Book of Revelation.
Their lives takes a major turn when Matthew is accused of betraying his terrorist colleagues and turning them over to the F.A.T.H.E.R. The family are forced to leave the city and find refuge in the country. They are caught by Security Soldiers and taken to the World Parliament Headquarters which is based in a renovated version of Hever Castle which was partially destroyed in the war.