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Subject: Reading Left Behind
Date Posted: 4/11/2008 6:59 PM ET
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I have been trading for this series so Hubby can read it. I read it as it was written, waiting anxiously for the next book. I am getting ready to start over with book one with Hubby. Is anybody else interested in soem left Behind chats?

deborah

Date Posted: 4/12/2008 10:52 AM ET
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Except that it doesn't even go along with what the Bible says....

Date Posted: 4/12/2008 9:24 PM ET
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I've read the entire series--all 16 books--and they were all incredible.  My least favorite would have to be the very last one, Kingdom Come.  That one seemed thrown together to me, and no where near as good as the rest of the series. 

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 6:19 PM ET
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I really enjoyed the series, and read them as they were being published.  The only one I re-read was The Glorious Appearing, because I'd planned to read Kingdom Come.  After doing some research, I decided I wouldn't read Kingdom Come after all, because it was more fiction due to there not being much in the Bible about  Millennium.  I think the theology of the others was very good, however.

Deborah, I might chime in once in a while if you start a discussion thread, but my memory might be somewhat weak--who am I kidding?  My memory is somewhat weak, so I might not be able to participate--LOL!

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 10:12 PM ET
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well, there is no such thing as a secret rapture and some of the other things that I have heard about the books it seems they are more fiction then Biblically  based.  Once Christ comes and takes His people home there is no second chance for those He does not take.

Date Posted: 4/17/2008 12:27 AM ET
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Christy, there was never any mention of a secret rapture in the series, that I recall.  There was the rapture at the beginning of the series, which is the one that is the second coming of Christ.  I'm not sure what you're referring to....would you mind explaining?

Date Posted: 4/17/2008 4:37 PM ET
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I think that is what she was talking about.  The idea that people [edit: Chrsitians] suddenly disappear before the tribulation end times is not actually printed anywhere in the Bible.  Actually this theory came about rather recently, sometime in the 19th century.



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Date Posted: 4/18/2008 12:15 AM ET
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I, for one, love the series. I'm on book 9. I'd love to chat about it in an upbeat setting.

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 11:31 AM ET
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the only left behind books i have read so far is the childrens books. i really enjoyed them. i currently have some of the other books on my TBR

Subject: Kingdom Come
Date Posted: 4/21/2008 7:50 PM ET
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Thanks for the imput on the last book, I didn't want to buy it and can't find it here. After reading this post, probably won't bother.

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 7:10 PM ET
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Personally , I loved the whole series.   The series was a very easy, quick read.  Even though some things may not be scriptural in the books, they still touch on many things that are biblical and gives the reader something to really think about.  People are in differerent areas of their faith than others and these books may even help some want to pick up the bible and really take a look at it.  All of that aside.  Fiction or not, it was still a great series to read. 

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 7:36 PM ET
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I am working my way through the series and I really love them. The first was my favorite. I was very new to Christianity and it really made me think about how glad I was to be a believer.

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 12:59 AM ET
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I loved the series.  I have all of them on my keeper shelf.  :o)  I didn't care for the movies though, they just missed too much.

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 8:43 AM ET
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I throughly enjoyed the series as well.  We do have to keep in mind, though, that it is a fictional account of one possible way the end times, rapture, tribulation may occur.   I think the books impacted a lot of people and caused them to really think about their relationship with God and what they truly believe, not only about the end times, but about salvation itself. 



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Subject: Left Behind Series
Date Posted: 5/26/2008 9:36 PM ET
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I absolutely loved the Left Behind Series.  It was after reading these that I became interested in Christian fiction.  Tim LaHaye, the author is a wonderful bible teacher.  After just doing a bible study on Revelation, I believe he is right on!