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Left Behind (Left Behind, Bk 1)
Left Behind - Left Behind, Bk 1
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim F. LaHaye
In one cataclysmic moment, millions around the globe disappear. Vehicles, suddenly unmanned, careen out of control. People are terror stricken as loved ones vanish before their eyes. In the midst of global choas, airline captain Rayford Steele must search for his family, for answers, for truth. As devastating as the disappearances have been, the...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780842329125
ISBN-10: 0842329129
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 989 ratings
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 10
I first started this series when I was 11. It was facinating then... however, from a Christian standpoint, I don't really see that the series has so much meritt as I originally gave them. They ARE novels... and so many Christians act like the end of the world will be like this word for word, almost to a damaging extent. The fact is the truth does NOT lie between the covers of this series. The truth is that we cannot even fathom what God has in store, which is why I believe the Bible has been written in the way it has been. So many things in it are a mystery because we are only finite and cannot truly fathom what lies in the words. I, unlike most Christians, do not believe that the book of Revelation was meant to be taken literally, which is exactly what these books do.

They are harmless, intersting reads. However, they do not contain much moral merrit, which is surprising in a Christian novel.
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Helpful Score: 5
I decided to try it to see what it was about. I couldn't get into it, but know alot of others who really liked the books. I think it was the way it was written and not the story itself that I just didn't like.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is probably one of the worst books I've ever read. From the beginning I knew what was going to happen, and half-way through the book the "climax" is given away before you get to the end. I really wanted to like this book, but at the end I just kept thinking I wasted my time.

As for the writing itself, the characters are standard cardboard cutouts, the dialogue is subpar, and the writing is dry.
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Helpful Score: 3
Brilliantly written. You'll be hooked after the first 5 minutes.
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Helpful Score: 3
Action-packed and fast-paced novel of what could happen when Christ raptures the faithful. First of twelve novel series. Great read!!
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This is a book that a relative highly recommended to me years ago. I finally got around to reading it. At the time she recommended it, I remember it having a lot of hype about it. I can truly say now that I'm not quite sure why. I can understand the hype about the message the book sends and for different people I imagine it has different effects. I know for me it kind of freaked me out and also left me with a lot of questions. The book is about The Rapture. The time when Jesus comes down and takes all of the true believers back to Heaven with Him. The ones who are left are all trying to figure out what happened. There are a group who believe their loved ones went to Heaven and have realized that they missed out and they want to right themselves. Signs from the book of Revelations start appearing including the uprising of the antichrist.
That being said, it's an excellent story idea, it's just not executed that well. I did not care for any of the characters. The dialogue was very basic and boring. There was really nothing much there to keep me into the book. I really think it could have been done much better. Will I read the 2nd book in this series? Not sure. That's one I'll have to contemplate.
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If you haven't read this series, it will really open your eye.
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The Left Behind Series are a legacy. None stop action from the beginning to end. A MUST read for all Christian readers.

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