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.
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.
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.
Brilliantly written. You'll be hooked after the first 5 minutes.
Action-packed and fast-paced novel of what could happen when Christ raptures the faithful. First of twelve novel series. Great read!!