Left Behind: A Novel of Earth's Last Days

TitleLeft Behind: A Novel of Earth's Last Days
Year for Search1995
AuthorsLaHaye, Tim[othy Framcis](1926-2016), and Jenkins, Jerry B[ruce](b. 1949)
Date Published1995
PublisherTyndale House Publishers
Place PublishedWheaton, IL
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

The first volume of the Left Behind series, which describes those left on earth after the Rapture, a premillenialist belief based on 1 Corinthians 15:52 and 1 Thessalonians 4: 15-17 developed initially in England in the 1830s and included in the Scofield Reference Bible (New York: Oxford University Press, American Branch/London: H. Frowde, 1909. Mostly dystopian, but the last volume, Kingdom Come: The Final Victory (2007), includes the Second Coming of Christ, and there is a eutopia of the community of believers struggling to survive. Other volumes are Tribulation Force: The Continuing Drama of Those Left Behind (1996); Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist (1997); Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides (1998); Apollyon: The Destroyer is Unleashed (1999); Assassins: Assignment: Jerusalem, Target: Antichrist (1999); The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession (2000); The Mark: The Beast Rules the World (2000); Desecration: Antichrist Takes the Throne (2001); The Remnant: On the Brink of Armageddon (2002); Armageddon: The Cosmic Battle of the Ages (2003); and Glorious Appearing: The End of Days (2004), and Kingdom Come: The Final Victory (2007). Three volumes of prequel include The Rising: Antichrist is Born. Before They Were Left Behind (2005); Regime: Evil Advances. Before They Were Left Behind (2005); and The Rapture: In a Twinkling of an Eye. Before They Were Left Behind (2005). See also Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Are We Living in the End Times. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1999. There are also graphic novels, films, videos, video games, forty books for children, and related products. See http:www.leftbehind.com for all the books and related materials. LaHaye gives what he calls the Biblical basis of the series in Revelation illustrated and Made Plain. rev. ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderaven, 1975. Rev. as Revelation Unveiled: A revised and updated edition of Revelation Illustrated and Made Plain. Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderaven Publishing House, 1999. See also LaHaye, Jenkins, and Norman B. Rohrer, These Will Not Be Left Behind: Incredible Stories of Lives Transformed After Reading the Left Behind Novels. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 2003. Utopian spinoffs include 2003 Hart and 2003, 2004, 2005 Jenkins, and 2010 LaHaye and Parshall.

Info Notes

Utopian spinoffs include 2003 Hart and 2003, 2004, and 2005 Jenkins.

Holding Institutions

DLC, Public

Author Note

LaHaye (1926-2016); Jenkins (b. 1949).

Full Text

1995 LaHaye, Tim[othy Francis] (1926-2016) and Jerry B[ruce] Jenkins (b. 1949). Left Behind: A Novel of Earth’s Last Days. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers. DLC

The first volume of the Left Behind series, which describes those left on earth after the Rapture, a premillenialist belief based on 1 Corinthians 15:52 and 1 Thessalonians 4: 15-17 developed initially in England in the 1830s and included in the Scofield Reference Bible (New York: Oxford University Press, American Branch/London: H. Frowde, 1909. Mostly dystopian, but the last volume, Kingdom Come: The Final Victory (2007), includes the Second Coming of Christ, and there is a eutopia of the community of believers struggling to survive. Other volumes are Tribulation Force: The Continuing Drama of Those Left Behind (1996); Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist (1997); Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides (1998); Apollyon: The Destroyer is Unleashed (1999); Assassins: Assignment: Jerusalem, Target: Antichrist (1999); The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession (2000); The Mark: The Beast Rules the World (2000); Desecration: Antichrist Takes the Throne (2001); The Remnant: On the Brink of Armageddon (2002); Armageddon: The Cosmic Battle of the Ages (2003); and Glorious Appearing: The End of Days (2004), and Kingdom Come: The Final Victory (2007). Three volumes of prequel include The Rising: Antichrist is Born. Before They Were Left Behind (2005); Regime: Evil Advances. Before They Were Left Behind (2005); and The Rapture: In a Twinkling of an Eye. Before They Were Left Behind (2005). See also Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Are We Living in the End Times. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1999. There are also graphic novels, films, videos, video games, forty books for children, and related products. See http:www.leftbehind.com for all the books and related materials. LaHaye gives what he calls the Biblical basis of the series in Revelation illustrated and Made Plain. rev. ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderaven, 1975. Rev. as Revelation Unveiled: A revised and updated edition of Revelation Illustrated and Made Plain. Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderaven Publishing House, 1999. See also LaHaye, Jenkins, and Norman B. Rohrer, These Will Not Be Left Behind: Incredible Stories of Lives Transformed After Reading the Left Behind Novels. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 2003. Utopian spinoffs include 2003 Hart and 2003, 2004, 2005 Jenkins, and 2010 LaHaye and Parshall.