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The Rising: Antichrist Is Born (2005)

by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins

Series: Countdown to the Rapture (1), Left Behind (Prequel 1)

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The Risingbegins a new Left Behind series that will give you a glimpse into the lives of your favorite characters before the Rapture. Have you ever wondered what life was like before the Rapture for Rayford, Irene, and Chloe Steele, Bruce Barnes, Buck Williams, and Tsion Ben Judah? Plus, see why Viv Ivins plays such a pivotal role in Nicolae Carpathia's life. What were the events surrounding Nicolae's sudden rise to power? How did he become filled with evil? You will find all these answers and more in this exciting new series!In The Rising,Marilena Carpathia has only one dream: to be a mother. So when a mysterious clairvoyant promises the fulfillment of this dream, Marilena does not hesitate. Through genetic engineering and the power of the prince of darkness himself, Marilena is about to become a chosen vessel, one who will unknowingly give birth to the greatest evil the world has ever known.Halfway around the world, God's plans are subtly being carried out too. Young Ray Steele is determined to avoid one day taking over the family business. Instead, Ray sets his heart on becoming a pilot.Soon Carpathia's and Steele's lives will intersect. And good and evil will clash in an explosion that will shake the world.The eternal battle for souls has come to earth. The world hurtles toward the countdown to the Rapture.… (more)
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I read "The Rising" before, and it scared me off.

I was an avid fan of the "Left Behind" series and thought I'd try the prequels. Time had passed, and I was ready to reread the series in chronological order.

My first impression of "The Rising" being "off" still rang true. It is the words very young Nicolae's uses and possibly the way the narrator read them. Prodigies may use adult words but they still sound like kids. I think I have known a child sociopath (or two) and they still acted their age.

That's it. That's what stopped me from reading the rest of the series.

I thought the rest of the book was very good and merited reading further on. ( )
  nab6215 | Jan 18, 2022 |
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  BLTSbraille | Dec 28, 2021 |
Gives you a glimpse into the lives of your favorite characters before the Rapture. The eternal battle for souls has come to earth.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 28, 2021 |
Marilena Carpathia has only one dream; to be a mother. So when a mysterious clairvoyant promises the fulfillment of this dream, Marilena does not hesitate. Through genetic engineering and the power of the Prince of Darkness himself, Marilena is about to become a chosen vessel, one who will unknowingly give birth to the greatest evil the world has ever known.

Halfway around the world, God’s plans are subtly being carried out too. Young Ray Steele is determined to avoid one day taking over the family business. Instead, Ray sets his heart on becoming a pilot.

Soon Marilena’s offspring, Nicholae Carpathia and Ray Steele’s lives will intersect. Good and evil will clash in an explosion that will shake the world as the eternal battle for souls comes to earth, and the world hurtles toward the countdown to the Rapture! ( )
  Gmomaj | Jul 12, 2020 |
I needed to read this book for school. I wouldn't normally pick up this kind of book. I have mixed feelings. I don't personally like anything that is preach-y. Religion is all fine and good, but don't try to tell me I'm going to hell because I believe something different.

The story is rather jumpy, there are a lot of characters to follow. Not bad, can just get confusing sometimes trying to match up time lines. I did enjoy the storyline of Marilena, I wish that was a story on its own, with more details and background and less bible verses.

I don't really have an interest in the other million volumes. This is as far as I'm going. I'm going to write my essay and never think of this book again. ( )
  Shahnareads | Oct 22, 2019 |
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The Risingbegins a new Left Behind series that will give you a glimpse into the lives of your favorite characters before the Rapture. Have you ever wondered what life was like before the Rapture for Rayford, Irene, and Chloe Steele, Bruce Barnes, Buck Williams, and Tsion Ben Judah? Plus, see why Viv Ivins plays such a pivotal role in Nicolae Carpathia's life. What were the events surrounding Nicolae's sudden rise to power? How did he become filled with evil? You will find all these answers and more in this exciting new series!In The Rising,Marilena Carpathia has only one dream: to be a mother. So when a mysterious clairvoyant promises the fulfillment of this dream, Marilena does not hesitate. Through genetic engineering and the power of the prince of darkness himself, Marilena is about to become a chosen vessel, one who will unknowingly give birth to the greatest evil the world has ever known.Halfway around the world, God's plans are subtly being carried out too. Young Ray Steele is determined to avoid one day taking over the family business. Instead, Ray sets his heart on becoming a pilot.Soon Carpathia's and Steele's lives will intersect. And good and evil will clash in an explosion that will shake the world.The eternal battle for souls has come to earth. The world hurtles toward the countdown to the Rapture.

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