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Thursday, March 20, 2014

LEFT BEHIND #1: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B Jenkins

Left Behind by Tim LaHayePublisher:  Living Books
Pages:  352
Publication Date:  2000
Genre:  Religion

About the Book:  An airborne Boeing 747 is headed to London when, without any warning, passengers mysteriously disappear from their seats. Terror and chaos slowly spread not only through the plane but also worldwide as unusual events continue to unfold. For those who have been left behind, the apocalypse has just begun.

WC's Review:  Even though this book about the earth's last days was written nearly two decades ago, it remains a more critical read today. God, though infinite, is running out of time for us miserable sinners.

Bible prophecy is an integral part of Scriptures, as told through Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and of course, the author of the Book of Revelation, John of Patmos.

Accepting the horrors of the Rapture and great Tribulation is a profound task for those of us who worship man. LaHaye and Jenkins lay this out clearly through interesting, though pliable, characters who survive the Rapture and come under the wisdom of a local pastor who, himself, missed the uplifting experience.

World events fall into place as predicted, culminating with, as Christians familiar with the last book of the New Testament are aware, the disclosure of the Antichrist. The Antichrist will fascinate and charm us to the point that many of us will not recognize him.

The heroes and heroines of this stunning novel recognize the purveyor of evil too readily. Perhaps that is because they are prepared. Perhaps that is because they know what to look for. Perhaps that is the power of God.


Tim LaHayeThe Author:  Tim LaHayeTimothy F. LaHaye is an American conservative evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker. He is best-known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins. He has written over fifty books, both fiction and non-fiction.