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Tim LaHaye (1926–2016)

Author of Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days

416+ Works 90,014 Members 693 Reviews 26 Favorited

About the Author

Timothy LaHaye was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 27, 1926. He began preaching while working at a summer camp. In 1944, he joined the Army Air Force and was a machine-gunner on bombers in Europe. He received a bachelor's degree from Bob Jones University in 1950, doctor of ministry degree from show more Western Theological Seminary, and a doctor of literature degree from Liberty University. He served a congregation in Minneapolis until 1956, then became the pastor of the Scott Memorial Baptist Church in El Cajon, California for 25 years. He wrote or helped write over 50 fiction and non-fiction books. He is the co-author of the Left Behind series and the Left Behind: The Kids series with Jerry B. Jenkins. His non-fiction works cover a wide variety of subjects including marriage, family life, depression, homosexuality, anger management, education, and politics. He died days after he had a stroke on July 25, 2016 at the age of 90. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Disambiguation Notice:

Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins are two separate people. Do not combine their author pages, or either of their individual author pages with those that include both their names. See "Who should/shouldn't get combined" on the Author wiki page. Thank you.

Series

Works by Tim LaHaye

Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist (1998) 4,694 copies
Assassins (Left Behind, Book 6) (1999) 4,042 copies
Desecration: Antichrist Takes the Throne (2001) — Author — 3,772 copies
The Rising: Antichrist Is Born (2005) 1,398 copies
Kingdom Come: The Final Victory (2007) 1,054 copies
Babylon Rising (2003) 1,032 copies
The Regime: Evil Advances (2005) 980 copies
Second Chance (1998) 975 copies
Revelation Unveiled (1999) 692 copies
The Secret on Ararat (1905) 564 copies
The Europa Conspiracy (2005) 453 copies
Earthquake! (2000) 453 copies
Into the Storm (2000) 448 copies
How to Win Over Depression (1974) 426 copies
Edge of Apocalypse (2010) 424 copies
The Edge of Darkness (2008) 323 copies
Transformed Temperaments (1971) 323 copies
Why You Act the Way You Do (1987) 298 copies
Terror in the Stadium (2001) 296 copies
Luke's Story (2009) 279 copies
Attack of Apollyon (1702) 269 copies
A Dangerous Plan (2002) 252 copies
Anger Is a Choice (1982) 223 copies
Secrets of New Babylon (2002) 217 copies
Jesus: Who Is He? (1997) 215 copies
Escape from New Babylon (2002) 215 copies
Thunder of Heaven (2011) 200 copies
Uplink from the Underground (2002) 199 copies
Horsemen of Terror (2002) 197 copies
The beginning of the end, (1972) 189 copies
Death at the Gala (2003) 187 copies
The Beast Arises (2003) 187 copies
Wildfire (2003) 185 copies
Matthew's Story (2010) 176 copies
The Battle for the Family (1981) 168 copies
Breakout! (2003) 164 copies
Murder in the Holy Place (2003) 162 copies
War of the Dragon (2003) 153 copies
Attack on Petra (2004) 144 copies
Bounty Hunters (2004) 140 copies
The Power of the Cross (1998) 139 copies
Triumphant Return (2004) 127 copies
The Rise of False Messiahs (2004) 126 copies
The Perils of Love (2004) — Author — 122 copies
The Road to War (2004) 122 copies
The ark on Ararat (1976) 97 copies
Seduction of the Heart (2001) 97 copies
Mark of Evil (2014) 78 copies
The Mind Siege Project (2001) 73 copies
Pursued (4-in-1) (2003) 69 copies
Stung (2004) 56 copies
The Hidden Censors (1774) 54 copies
Rescued (4-in-1) (2004) 52 copies
Unmasked (2005) 44 copies
Shaken (2005) 44 copies
Protected (2005) 43 copies
Hunted (2005) 42 copies
Always Grace (2008) 40 copies
All The Rave (2002) 40 copies
Prophecy Study Bible (2000) — Author — 38 copies
Deixados para Trás - 1 (2014) 13 copies
Opposites Attract (1998) 13 copies
The Promise of Heaven (2003) 10 copies
The Best Christmas Gift (2005) 9 copies
La Profecia de Babilonia (2006) 4 copies
You and Your Family (1973) 4 copies
Spirit Filled Family (1996) 3 copies
Asdod 3 copies
God's Precious Promises (1999) 3 copies
Mag Teen Verdrukking, Die (2003) 2 copies
Kend dit temperament (1984) 1 copy
A Colheita 1 copy
Met 1 copy
Left Behind Prophecy [2007 Videorecording] (2007) — Director — 1 copy
Den store h 1 copy
Kärntruppen (2001) 1 copy
Antidoto de La IRA (1995) 1 copy
L'enlèvement (2004) 1 copy
Breakout! 1 copy
Ontheiliging, Die (2003) 1 copy
Latt tilbake (1999) 1 copy
Chaos (2015) 1 copy
Il tesoro dell'arca (2009) 1 copy
CASADOS MAS FELIZES (2000) 1 copy

Associated Works

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880) — Introduction, some editions — 5,373 copies
The Showdown (2001) 363 copies
Enough Is Enough (1966) — Foreword — 83 copies
The Transparent Leader (2001) — Foreword — 61 copies
Godiva (Viking Sagas) (2004) — Foreword — 44 copies
Storming Toward Armageddon: Essays in Apocalypse (1992) — Contributor — 41 copies
Toward a New World Order: The Countdown to Armageddon (1990) — Foreword, some editions — 28 copies
Left Behind Graphic Novel: Book 1, Volume 2 (2001) — Author — 27 copies
Pleasing God (1984) — Foreword — 19 copies
Left Behind Graphic Novel: Book 1, Volume 3 (2002) — Author — 18 copies
Left Behind Graphic Novel: Book 1, Volume 4 (1999) — Author — 17 copies

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
LaHaye, Tim
Legal name
LaHaye, Timothy F.
Other names
黎曦庭
LAHAYE, Tim F.
LAHAYE, Tim
Birthdate
1926-04
Date of death
2016-07-25
Burial location
Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California, USA
Gender
male
Nationality
USA (birth)
Birthplace
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Place of death
San Diego, California, USA
Cause of death
after suffering from a stroke
Places of residence
San Diego, California, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Education
Liberty University (DLitt)
Western Seminary (DMin)
Bob Jones University (BA|1950)
Occupations
cleric
evangelist
Relationships
LaHaye, Beverly (wife)
Organizations
Council for National Policy
American Coalition for Traditional Values
Coalition for Religious Freedom
Institute for Creation Research
The Pre-Tribulation Research Center
Christian Coalition of America (show all 8)
Moral Majority
John Birch Society
Disambiguation notice
Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins are two separate people. Do not combine their author pages, or either of their individual author pages with those that include both their names. See "Who should/shouldn't get combined" on the Author wiki page. Thank you.

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Reviews

Writing: 4.5; Theme: 5.0; Content: 4.5; Language: 5.0; Overall: 4.5

After a large portion of the population disappears, a group of unlikely individuals unite to form a Christian coalition to witness to those left behind. They become known as the Tribulation Force. Highly recommend.

***May 19, 2024***
½
 
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jntjesussaves | 121 other reviews | May 19, 2024 |
This book is now a low priority to read because of problems in this book I learned about by reading [b:The Great Sex Rescue: The Lies You've Been Taught and How to Recover What God Intended|54232794|The Great Sex Rescue The Lies You've Been Taught and How to Recover What God Intended|Sheila Wray Gregoire|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1608630296l/54232794._SY75_.jpg|84625060].
 
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bread2u | 6 other reviews | May 15, 2024 |
DNF at 45%

The general plot re: beginning of the End of Days was fine. If the author had stayed with that, I could probably overlook other narrative difficulties. Probably.

But the romance story line killed this series for me. A thirty-year-old globe-trotting journalist who’s still a virgin? Sure, it’s possible. But it was introduced in such a way that it felt contrived - engineered by the author to make the character more sparkly clean and pure.

And his love interest. A spoiled brat, ten years his junior, who plays all kinds of “read my mind and guess why I’m mad” games; but who became highly offended when her childish behavior is pointed out. By the time they reconciled, I was ready to bitch-slap her to New Babylon and back.

Maybe I’ll try the series again, someday. But not this week.
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AMKitty | 38 other reviews | May 8, 2024 |
The third book in the Left Behind series that continues to follow Rayford Steele his family, friends, and the events following the rapture. Amazing that as events occur that appear in the Bible, many believe that the events happening have no relation to what is in the Bible.

Like the previous two books this one moves at a quick pace with very few slow spots.
½
 
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foof2you | 32 other reviews | May 6, 2024 |

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Popularity
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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