Book Reviews of The Rising: Before They Were Left Behind (Left Behind)

The Rising: Before They Were Left Behind (Left Behind)
The Rising Before They Were Left Behind - Left Behind
Author: Tim F. LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
ISBN-13: 9780842360562
ISBN-10: 0842360565
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 380
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 144 ratings
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
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A little slower than the rest of the Left Behind series and not a lot of action, but very interesting to see how the Antichrist and young Ray Steele developed as youngsters.
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Whether or not you believe in the Bible, Left Behind does make for an interesting tale of comfort through crisis (especially post 9/11), conspiracy, a father's relationship to his daughter, and how a newsman deals with removing his feelings to get to a story. The best way to read this series is as a fictional novel in which extraordinary events have happened, people will start to believe in religion. Details are taken out of the Book of Revelation and fiction is added to make it an enjoyable read. I enjoyed the book and the and the rest of the series intense action and feeling which makes them page turners.
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I loved this entire series!!
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I am collecting all the books in the Left Behind series so I ordered this book. I have to say that I found it interesting and wanted to know how the story would unfold.
I caught myself thinking "Do people really fall for this stuff" after reading how the character Marilena Titi fell for the phonyness of Viviana Ivinisova. But I realize people can be vulnerable when they are like Marilena.
I wanted to shake Marilena when she heard the enemy speak to her and God speak to her in the same evening and chose to listen to the enemy instead of God because the enemy was going to give her what she thought she wanted. Supposedly the enemy put an unquenchable want for a child into her thoughts so she couldn't think straight. That is when her life got really bad. She was artificially inseminated and literally gave birth to the child from hell.
I was taken by surprise when I found out that her so-called husband was in on the whole deception plan with the enemy and Viviana Ivinisova.
The book kept jumping back and forth from Marilena's life to Rayford Steele's life starting from when he was a boy in school and ending when he was a man with a wife and children. Rayford's life was centered on making right choices even though you really would rather do something else, and helping others, and planning for your future. It tells how he struggles with life choices, like his dad wanting him to take over the family business but he doesn't wish to.
Roller coaster ride comes to mind when I think about how this book jumps back and forth between the characters lives. But I would recommend it to others because I think it was written well.
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This was a nice addition to the series. It was very interesting to go all the way back to the VERY beginning of everything. Intriguing and exciting read. Learn how Nicolae came to be & how he grew up.
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This is the first in the preqiel series leading up to the Left Behind series. It gives background on the characters, things that weren't covered in the Left Behind series. Good read.
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Very good book love the series
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Could'nt put it down. This read similar to the 1st Left Behind book. I Like the way it read.
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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.
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I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did the original "Left Behind" series of books. It just didn't have as propelling of a storyline or writing as the originals in my opinion.
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I loved this entire series and always looked forward to reading the next one!
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Interesting background on the story.
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This is the first in a series of prequels to the Left Behind series. It explores the origins of Nicholae Carpathia and his childhood.
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The Rising, 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 The Rising.
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Great series.
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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 eveil 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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Before millions disappeared...Before fire rained down from heaven...Before the world faced the ultimate judgment...One woman gave birth to her beloved child. A child named... NICOLAE
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A great pre-beginning of the Left Behind series. I just read this series and now want to re-read the Left Behind series again! Great book!