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Left Behind (edition 1995)

by Tim and Jerry B. Jenkins Lahaye

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Title:Left Behind
Authors:Tim and Jerry B. Jenkins Lahaye
Info:Tyndale House Publishers (1995), Edition: 1ST, Paperback
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Left Behind by Tim LaHaye

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    The Anti-Christ Handbook: The Horror and Hilarity of Left Behind by Fred Clark (RidgewayGirl)
    RidgewayGirl: An exhaustive and entertaining explanation of why Left Behind is not only bad literature, it's bad theology.
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    Father Elijah: An Apocalypse by Michael D. O'Brien (gabriel)
    gabriel: Father Elijah also deals with the Last Days, but does so without the very questionable theology of Tim LaHaye. It's spiritually powerful and quite well-written.
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    Certain Cure: Where Science Meets Religion by Jennifer Valoppi (rxtheresa)
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    The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation by Barbara R. Rossing (SkepChris)
    SkepChris: The Book of Revelation can be read in various ways. The interpretation in the Left Behind series is extremely negative. This book can balance the scales.
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    Rapture, Revelation, and the End Times: Exploring the Left Behind Series by Bruce David Forbes (eromsted)
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  OberlinSWAP | Aug 1, 2015 |
Read this series over 10 years ago, absolutely loved it!!! I can still remember all the main characters and the plot lines for each book, that tells you how much these books have stuck with me over the years and I've never read anything in the same genre type that was even close to being as good. ( )
  jenladuca | May 22, 2015 |
I read about 2/3 of this on a flight between Charlotte and Bradley. My personal setting made this far more enjoyable (though it was very enjoyable, anyway). It's a tad on the preachy-side, but not nearly as much so as you would expect given the content. It's a bit predictable, but then again, it isn't exactly high-literature. This is just good, fun light reading. ( )
  benuathanasia | May 11, 2015 |
I started this series because my wife wanted me to read them, and since I like sharing things in common with her, I read them. Wasn't as bad as I feared, but the authors have a lot of annoying habits to create filler, such as constantly having the characters relate again and again their personal stories. Many of the characters are goody-goodies who are basically undistinguishable from each other. The Biblical research throughout is fairly shoddy, which surprised me. He took many things out of context and neglected to answer any of the objections people genuinely have about Christianity (for example, the books insist Jesus fulfills all of the Messianic prophecies, when he does not, such as being named "Immanuel," which is the prophecied name). ( )
  VincentDarlage | Jan 30, 2015 |
I think Buck is the sexiest man alive. ( )
  allygggggg | May 26, 2014 |
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Voor Alice MacDonald en Bonita Jenkins,
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Rayford Steele's mind was on a woman he had never touched. With his fully loaded 747 on autopilot above the Atlantic en route to a 6 a.m. landing at Heathrow, Rayford had pushed from his mind thoughts of his family.
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Rayford Steele is an airplane pilot, who's married and has two kids. His wife (Irene), goes into a small congregration about God and attends to Bible studies weekly, which irritates Rayford. This makes him feel attracted to his senior flight attendant, (Hattie Durham). Ever since Irene becomes a full-fledged religious fanatic, when Rayford day-dreams about Hattie, he feels no guilt at all. He thinks about maybe hinting her or saying something, but a certain question in mind is, "Dare he assert himself now, hours before touchdown?".
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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

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After millions of people around the world vanish in one moment, in what many claim to be the Rapture, Rayford Steele begins a search for the truth amidst global chaos.

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