- Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Dell; Reprint edition (Aug. 3 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553586068
- ISBN-13: 978-0553586060
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.8 x 17.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 295 g
- Average Customer Review: 52 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,028,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Babylon Rising Mass Market Paperback – Aug 3 2004
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From the Inside Flap
Tim LaHaye created the Left Behind Series, which has become one of the most popular fiction series of all time. Those novels, with more that 50 million copies sold, presented a unique combination of suspense and substance drawn from his lifelong study of Biblical prophecy.
Now Tim LaHaye has created a new series that begins with "Babylon Rising. The novels in this new series are even faster-paced thrillers based on prophecies that are not covered in the Left Behind books and that have great relevance to the events of today.
"Babylon Rising introduces a terrific new hero for our time. Michael Murphy is a scholar of Biblical prophecy, but not the sedate and tweedy kind. Murphy is a field archaeologist who defies danger to fearlessly hunt down and authenticate ancient artifacts from Biblical times. His latest discovery is his most amazing--but it will send him hurtling from a life of excavation and revelations to a confrontation with the forces of the greatest evil. For the latest secret uncovered by Michael Murphy accelerates the countdown to the time of the end for all mankind.
"From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Dr. Tim LaHaye is a renowned prophecy scholar, minister, and author. His Left Behind® series is the bestselling Christian fiction series of all time. He and his wife, Beverly, live in southern California. They have four children and nine grandchildren.
Greg Dinallo is a veteran suspense novelist. He lives with his wife, Gloria, in New York City.
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I found this book very different from the, "Left Behind" books; this is pure adventure with scary scenes that really unnerved me. There is no evangelizing here, although the plot involves the Book of Daniel. I like the author's style of introducing many disparate stories that gradually merge into one.
This story would make a fun movie. I can't wait to get the next book in the series of four. Heartily recommended for those who enjoy exciting stories of danger and violence.
However, neither author is Ayn Rand.
These two "writers" seem so poorly equipped in their task that they don't even know how to use a thesaurus. (EXAMPLE: "It was a place where negativity had no place") It is just lazy to use the same word twice in one sentence, even if it has another meaning.
Now, the story. an intriguing idea. Nothing more. The characters are flat and two dimensional. The good guys are REALLY good and the bad guys are REALLY bad, and the cast of characters is so numerous you can hardly keep up with who is who. It is the lazy kind of bad writing. The authors just tell you things--(EXAMPLE: "Being a man of integrity")-- instead of showing his integrity. Also there is a need for the authors to REPEAT information, thinking that the reader is so stupid he couldn't remember the occurances of two chapters earlier.
I feel sorry if Evangelical Christianity and Biblical Archeaology are only represented by such amateurish drivel. My suggestion to both authors is to read some good writers-- LEARN YOUR CRAFT.
Avoid the book-- "The Red Tent" is a much better read and a more uplifting religious experience.
Michael Murphy is an adventurous and active Archaeology and Bible Prophecy Professor at a small, North Carolina University, who is besieged by a sniveling-yet-influencial Department Chair, a methodical mystery-man named Methuselah (who goads and pricks Murphy's desire to find and retrieve Biblical Artifacts in challenging ways), a media that is out to discredit Evangelical Christianity and a strong desire to search for Archaeological Proof for the Bible. Add to that one devious and vicious villain named Talon, and this book becomes the setting for a great adventure story which is tied to Biblical Prophecy in a strange, new way!
I thought this novel was AWESOME!!! Being a Christian, a student of the Bible, and a lover of all things historical and archaeological, this was one great adventure novel for me! Someone else said it that Murphy isn't Indy Jones. My counter would be that he is the Christian Version of Indy Jones, using well-disciplined work-outs and the bow and arrow to his advantege. Anyone who is a fan of History, Biblical Studies, a follower of Jesus Christ, and loves Adventure WILL enjoy this new series from Tim LaHaye and Greg Dinallo! I can't wait for Book 2, scheduled for release in the Autumn!!!!!!!!!
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