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The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession (Left Behind Book 7) [Kindle Edition]

Tim LaHaye , Jerry B. Jenkins
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The Antichrist is dead... or is he? The city of Chicago lies in ruins, the safe house is blown, and the Global Community police are hot on the heels of the Tribulation Force. And who assassinated Nicolae Carpathia?

It's a formidable challenge to keep the attention of an audience midway through a projected 12-volume series, but with their trademark blend of humor and gripping suspense, authors Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye continue to captivate readers with The Indwelling, the seventh installment of the Left Behind series.

Carpathia's funeral takes a hair-raising turn for the 4 million people who attend. Over the crowd looms the centerpiece of a new world religion, a 24-foot bronze statue of Carpathia, belching black smoke and demanding obedience. Woven through the fast-paced drama are the ongoing stories of people struggling amid the end-times mayhem: Chloe Williams wrestles with the moral implications of killing her toddler Kenny to avoid having him fall into enemy hands; her father Rayford Steele is brought face-to-face with the consequences of his pride. Dr. Chaim Rosenzweig, a prominent Jewish Israeli statesman, ponders a conversion to Christianity.

The strength of the series comes from Jenkins's ability to keep the action moving and readers caring about the characters. And there's a hook: The end of The Indwelling promises, "If the last three and a half years are your idea of tribulation, wait until you endure the Great Tribulation." The bad news is just beginning. But, the Tribulation Force believes, good news is also on the way. --Cindy Crosby

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The members of the Tribulation Force face their most dangerous challenges. Following the assassination of the Antichrist, some are murder suspects; others test the precarious line between subversion and being revealed. All over the news, reporters announce that Rayford Steele is Nicolae Carpathia’s assassin, but Buck soon learns the truth. The world mourns the loss of a world leader until events at Nicolae’s funeral bring all mourning to an end. A repackage of the seventh book in the New York Times best-selling Left Behind series.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 655 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0842329293
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; Reprint edition (March 16 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MYFSHK
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #107,301 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than people give it credit for July 9 2004
By Jeff
Format:Paperback
A lot of the reviews I have read of these books tend to put it down by comparing it to other end of the world books. And while I will admit that these are not as smart or engaging as some of the the better books that cover the same topic like Fire of Heaven or We All Fall Down, I still really enjoyed them. A friend introduced me to the first book and I cut through all 12 books over the past two months. In a way, it's not really fair to compare them to some of the other books because they are trying to do different things. Left Behind seems to me to try to simply tell a great story about the end of the world. It's light, but what's wrong with that? I really felt like I NEEDED to know what was going to happen next when I finished a book and the very next day would order the next one. I call that a success. A book like We All Fall Down is obviously much more intense and thoughtful, the characters seem much more like real people, and it gives you more to think about, but why does that make Left Behind bad? Can't The Ten Commandments and The Passion both be good movies?
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1.0 out of 5 stars Appalling Waste of Trees Feb. 24 2004
Format:Paperback
This series started strongly enough to get me hooked, but since then it's gotten worse and worse. Or maybe it's just that it keeps doing the same things over and over.
This is the second half of what should have been a single volume. (The other half is Assassins). Each book spends hundreds of pages building up to an event that any reader of the series knows will occur-events that the book titles themselves telegraph. In Assassins, it's the assassination of the Antichrist. Here, it's his resurrection and overt possession by Satan. The authors attempt to build suspense by making us wait and wait for the prophesied events to occur. What they actually build is frustration. The Left Behind series is built around the premise that everything John of Patmos saw in the vision recorded in Revelation will come true exactly as he saw it. Therefore, all I have to do is remember a few verses of Revelation to know EXACTLY where these two books are headed.
In the hands of a more skillful author, that might not matter. But Assassins and the first 100 pages of this book assume you've never read a mystery novel or watched an episode of, say, Murder She Wrote. A huge chunk of the plot of both books centers around who kills the Antichrist. Assassins gave us two obvious suspects and a face glimpsed in a crowd, who looked like another suspect who is actually miles away. Dorothy Sayers (a fine, Christian mystery writer) would never resort to such an unfair plot trick. Worse, anyone who's ever read a whodunit knows the answer 150 pages before the assassination occurs, and is ready to climb the walls by the time that obvious suspect is confirmed.
Somewhere, someone decided that this was to be a 12-volume series. Presumably that was because 12 is a nice, Biblical number.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The continuing story of those Left Behind... June 2 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
After reading "Conquest of Paradise" by Britt Gillette, I was instantly turned on to biblical end times literature, and I quickly began reading the Left Behind series... From book one, I was totally hooked, and I've read up through book seven in less than a couple of weeks.
In "The Indwelling", LaHaye and Jenkins continue their captivating series of suspense and end-times storytelling. The plot against Carpathia's life from "Assassins" ends successfully with Carpathia's funeral being attended by millions from around the world. Present at the service is a giant bronze statue of Carpathia that demands that people worship it (Revelation 13:15). However, the crowds do not know that the devil is about to "indwell" Carpathia, just as he did Judas and Cain. While the world falls deeper into the power of Carpathia's orbit, members of the Tribulation Force struggle with personal spiritual matters. Yet again, the Left Behind series keeps its readers turning the pages. So far, this is one of the better books in the series.
I can't wait to find out what happens next. I look forward to reading books eight through twelve, and I encourage other Left Behind fans to pick up "Conquest of Paradise: An End-Times Nano-Thriller" as additional reading. That book got me interested in this series, and what a great book! What "Left Behind" lacks in realism, "Conquest of Paradise" adds in abundance. The prose is much more advanced and the international politics are identical to the current world scene and the war on terror. Peppered with biblical verses, "Conquest of Paradise" will turn even the most hardened skeptics into believers, or at least it will make them think twice. It's one lovers of end-times fiction shouldn't miss.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Giving up... May 6 2003
Format:Paperback
"The Indwelling" will be the last of the Left Behind series that I read. I am not a practicing Christian, so I have read the series for entertainment only, and enjoyed the first few books. The story is strong, but the execution is increasingly weak and the tone maddeningly pedestrian and mean spirited.
Tim LaHaye and his Ed McMahon-like sidekick/co-writer, Jerry Jenkins, clearly have an agenda to sell, and more than that they have a wide yielding ax to grind. It seems that anyone who disagrees with their right wing, literalist mindset will find themselves disguised as nefarious characters in these books. Just a few of their targets-- and these are just the ones I can spot!-- are the U.N. (disguised in these books as the "Global Community"), Roman Catholics, CNN, Arabs, liberals, gays and lesbians, and the B'ahai faith. Even the diplomatic peace process is seen as a front for Satan!
There really isn't much spiritual depths to these books -- although I will credit this volume with some interesting celestial waking dreams that unintentionally pay homage to the New Age. It is standard literalist malarkey -- believe in Jesus or fall to Satan. The weakness of this choice is especially evident in the character of Hattie, who goes from adulterous flight attendant to Antichrist groupie to Patty Hearst type assassin in these books. She steadfastly refuses to give herself to Jesus, long past the point it makes any sense, given the fact that she's working for the Tribulation side. I think this very weak plot point is supposed to suggest female willfullness and pride, but it just remains emblematic of the weak character development and writing.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A failure
I am an ardent believer in Christ, but that does not mean that anything written about Christianity should be endorsed and embraced regardless of its quality. Read more
Published on July 8 2004 by Karen
2.0 out of 5 stars Woulda coulda shoulda...
I know about eight hundred other people have said this, but there is no reason whatsoever that this book couldn't have been combined with Assassins. Read more
Published on April 8 2004 by Researchette
1.0 out of 5 stars Revelation
All the "Left Behind" books are clumsy attempts to transpose the Book of Revelation of John into our times. Read more
Published on March 15 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars Series as a whole has too much filler time
I started with the movie and decided to see what all the hype was about. But I'm kind of insulted to see that these books have taken something spiritual and made it commercial. Read more
Published on March 12 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars Only Two Fall Short; And This Is One Of Them
I wanted to love this book as much as the rest of the series. But the truth is, this one and Assassins really let me down. Read more
Published on Jan. 8 2004 by Dan Blankenship
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Great Book!
I thought that this book was an excelent example of what is going to happen! It gives such vivid discriptions of everything. It's just incredible! I definitly give it a 5!
Published on Aug. 10 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars Danger Surmounts for Our Tribulation Force Heros
'The Indwelling,' book #7 of the 'Left Behind series' is set just midway through the seven-year Tribulation. The whole world mourns the death of the renowned man. Read more
Published on June 17 2003 by shoutgrace
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a perfect series but better than some give it credit for
So far, I've read all eleven Left Behind novels, and while they are not perfect, I think that some people don't give it enough credit because of unfair comparisons. Read more
Published on April 29 2003 by Jack O. Shafer
5.0 out of 5 stars The beast is in the house...
Nicolae Carpathia is dead. Unfortunately, Satan is not done with the body. Maybe next time around they will cremate the body. Read more
Published on March 26 2003 by Alan Attebery
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