Left Behind PDF by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Click Here to Download the Book 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
Reviews Left behind is a story about the end of the world based on the book of Revelation. At the end of the days, all the believers will be taken by God, leaving the world as if they disappear just like that; no ash, no bones left, nothing. All they left behind are every single thing they worn. Chaos were everywhere at that time with lots of speculations about the disappearance phenomenon. Rayford Steele, Chloe Steele, Bruce Barnes and Cameron Williams are those who are left behind. In the midst of the chaos, they turn to Christ and became the believers. In their own profession, they're trying to reveal who the Antichrist was and getting together to study the book of Revelation so they will know what to do in the seven years of Tribulation. Great story, great concept, I must say. LaHaye and Jenkins had chosen great characters that I found quite suitable to play roles in the book. I love the character of Cameron Williams; a guy who you can say has every single thing in the world, even the greatest access to the number one man, who discover the truth by himself, dare to do actions and take all the risks. I especially love the last half of the Left Behind book 1. I can imagine if the book filmed, then it probably would be highly 'thriller'. The description of Nicolae Carpathia was awesome, love the character too. What I don't like about the book was the first half is kind of boring. I tried very hard to catch up with the book on the first half. Probably because at the first half, the book is trying to introduce all the characters that will play important roles in the series. The 'Introduction' scene that I find interesting is the Cameron Williams part (there were explosions and stuffs). I don't know if there's already a movie about Left Behind; if there is, I'd like to watch it for sure.
I probably fit somewhere between those who laud this book for its religious insight and page-turning plot and those who ridicule it for thin characters and bad writing. I am a Christian and certainly not a theologin, but I approached the book as a novel and not a treatise of some kind on how the end of the world will go.
There has been significant criticism of the theology in this book -- particularly from Lutherans and other Protestant denominations -- and I take some exception to Tyndale House marketing Mr. LaHane's views as a roadmap for the rapture, tribulation and second-coming. There's definitely room for a difference of opinion, and I hope the harsher critics of the book's theology recognize that it represents one opinion and a lot of fictionalization. As it novel, I liked this book better than many who have posted reviews here. "Left Behind" fits squarely in the thriller genre: It lays out several core characters, gives them a crisis to deal with, builds the suspense gradually and has several compelling, cinematic set pieces. And an editor with a better ear for the genre could improved the book a lot. The characters are all above-average in way too many respects. The authors have a tendency to beat the reader over the head with things that add little to the story. The characters all have porn names -Rayford Steele, Buck Williams, etc. A lot of the authors' third-person observations are just embarrassingly corny. But I could overlook most of this and just enjoy the narrative.
Just finished Tim LaHaye's book "Left Behind" earlier this weekend. This book series is about the end of time for mankind. Bases is for those who missed the "boat" during the "rapture" and how to deal with not making it into heaven. I thought the book was an interesting read. It actually made me believe that most of the items in this book could actually be found in the bible. However this book is total work of fiction. That fact made me feel let down as I wanted to believe that there was some type of hope for society as a whole. While I plan on reading more books in this series I must keep in mind it is a series based mostly on fiction and only a small part on the actual bible. Would I recommend it to others: yes. Would I read it again: maybe as I feel there was so much material that I have had to have missed that would pull this book, and series, together better.
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