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Piloting his 747, Rayford Steele is musing about his wife Irene's irritating religiosity and contemplating the charms of his "drop-dead gorgeous" flight attendant, Hattie. First Irene was into Amway, then Tupperware, and now it's the Rapture of the Saints--the scary last story in the Bible in which Christians are swept to heaven and unbelievers are left behind to endure the Antichrist's Tribulation. Steele believes he'll put the plane on autopilot and go visit Hattie. But Hattie's in a panic: some of the passengers have disappeared! The Rapture has happened, abruptly driverless cars are crashing all over, and the slick, sinister Romanian Nicolae Carpathia plans to use the UN to establish one world government and religion. Resembling "a young Robert Redford" and silver-tongued in nine languages, Carpathia is named People's "Sexiest Man Alive." (This reviewer, a former People writer, finds this plot twist plausible.) Meanwhile, Steele teams up with Buck Williams, a buck-the-system newshound, to form the Tribulation Force, an underground of left-behind penitents battling the Antichrist.
Ex-presidential candidate Pat Robertson briefly outsold Michael Crichton with his apocalypse novel The End of the Age (now available on audiocassette), and the similar The Third Millennium sells well, but the Left Behind series is the absolute champion in the race to make the Book of Revelation into racy thriller reading. --Tim Appelo
On a flight from Chicago to London, several passengers aboard Capt. Rayford Steele's plane suddenly and mysteriously disappear. When Steele radios to London to report the situation, he discovers that the incident on his plane is not an isolated phenomenon but a worldwide occurrence. As Steele begins his search for answers, he learns that the Christ has come to take the faithful with Him in preparation for the coming apocalyptic battle between good and evil and that those who have been left behind must face seven dark and chaotic years in which they must decide to join the forces of Christ or the forces of Anti-Christ. Jenkins, writer-in-residence at Moody Press, and LaHaye (A Nation Without a Conscience, Tyndale, 1994) have written a gripping thriller that captures the anxiety and fear that interpretations of Revelation often inspire. For most libraries.
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Interesting book. Turning point to those who don't believe to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Its out on theater. Gotta watch this in film!Published 11 months ago by Lol
I've heard people in various circles I travel in talk about this book from time to time, and I'm an atheist who enjoys a good action story (and I enjoy an entertaining end of the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Steven Trustrum
This book made me stop and think "Would I be left behind?" Some reflecting going on. Good writing and easy to follow the storyline. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Did not like it the book, jumps around too much, seems like one story dosn't finish everything before another story starts.Published on Feb. 21 2013 by Brian Speich
The only thing I did not like was how they just left you hanging at the end. Is there another book?Published on Jan. 27 2013
The Left Behind Series is fiction....yes....But they are based on the prophecies of the bible. They are warnings. They are wakeup calls. The rapture WILL happen. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2005
Until this book was published, I never realized just how un-Christian I was in my belief that the Prince of Peace really wanted to bring peace to the world. Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by Angela Hugghins