Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Left Behind by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye

 Read the first chapter here

An airborne Boeing 747 is headed to London when, without any warning, passengers mysteriously disappear from their seats. Terror and chaos slowly spread not only through the plane but also worldwide as unusual events continue to unfold. For those who have been left behind, the apocalypse has just begun.
A repackage of the New York Times best-selling novel Left Behind.

Left Behind is the first novel of thirteen in the Left Behind series, though if you want to read the series right then there are three prequels that help add a lot of interesting background to both the situations and the main characters seen both in this book and in the entire series. I read the Left Behind series a few years ago, but I thought it was a very interesting and suspenseful series. The characters seemed very shallow at first, but over the course of thirteen (or fifteen) books, I grew to really connect with many of them as they struggled to survive and to save others. I do not particularly agree with this series' take on the End Times, but I did appreciate how the authors had significant portions of the Bible, such as Daniel, Ezekiel, Revelation, and other books, included in the series to back up their interpretations of the End Times. This series does include a lot of sadness and violence because of its apocalyptic nature, but there are still many moments of redemption as well as little romance. Overall, I would recommend this series to readers who enjoy apocalyptic novels and are willing to read through to the very end. 

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