In the far future, the galaxy is divided. On the one side is the Ministrix, a corrupt version of Christianity. Its citizens live in fear of displeasing God and His representative, the Revered Hand. On the other side is the Praesidium, a government that has forbidden religion through something called the Toleration Act. Trapped in the middle are Christians who are considered heretics by the Ministrix and criminals by the Praesidium.
John has written two books set in this universe: