Friday, October 9, 2009

Left Behind Left Behind by Tim LaHaye

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is a fictionalized account of endtimes Bible prophesy coming to pass. It's the first book in a series of 12, and it begins with the Rapture. It tells the story of those who were not followers of Christ, and therefore were "left behind" on earth.

I started reading this book a few years ago, and about half way through I gave up for lack of interest. I recently picked it up again, and this time, I couldn't put it down! I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I know a bit more about endtime Biblical prophesy than when I first tried reading it. It was really neat to match up what I had read about in the Bible with what was happening in the story. There were parts of the story that dragged a bit, and the book probably could have been a bit shorter, but all in all, I really enjoyed it. And I definitely plan on reading more in the series!

To be fair, if this book had a different subject matter, I probably would have given it three stars instead of four, but I'm so glad that someone decided to write a book about this, since the subject matter is so important!

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1 comment:

The Momma said...

It's really fascinating to read an account of what the end prophecy would look like if it were realised today. The very first scenes are intriguing and really draw you in. The premise of the book(s) is so intriguing that you're willing to forgive the bad dialog and flat characters. Much like the Fireproof movie - which ironically stars the same actor as the Left Behind movie(s). I got about 4 books into the Left Behind series and then finally the novelty of the premise lost my interest enough to plod through the bad writing. But the first book is loads of fun to read and ponder.