Left Behind (#01 in Left Behind Series)
Terrified people watch their loved ones vanish before their eyes. Cars, suddenly unmanned, careen out of control. Some say it's an alien invasion, but Rayford Steele knows that his wife's warning has come true - Christ has raptured his church...
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Terrified people watch their loved ones vanish before their eyes. Cars, suddenly unmanned, careen out of control. Some say it's an alien invasion, but Rayford Steele knows that his wife's warning has come true - Christ has raptured his church and he has been left behind in a world without God's people! This best selling fictional account of life after the Rapture delivers an urgent call to prepare your heart, and to minister to others.
Book 1 in the best-selling Left Behind series is available once again in mass paper. Airline pilot Captain Rayford Steele guides his terror-filled 747 back to the ground with more than 100 seats empty except for clothes, jewelry, eyeglasses, shoes, and socks. He and Cameron "Buck" Williams, who had been on Rayford's plane, launch a frantic search for the truth.
When the trumpet sounds, where will you be? Passengers in an airborne Boeing 747 find out in this riveting novel by renowned Christian speaker Tim LaHaye and master storyteller Jerry Jenkins. 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. This fictional account of life after the Rapture delivers an urgent call to today's readers to prepare their own hearts and minister to others.
Jerry B. Jenkins, former Vice President for Publishing and currently Writer-at-Large for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than 150 books, including the best-selling Left Behind series. Sixteen of his books have reached the New York Times best-seller list and have also appeared on the USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal best-seller lists. Desecration, book #9 in the Left Behind series was the best-selling novel in America in 2001. Also the former editor of Moody Magazine, his writing has appeared in dozens of Christian periodicals.His non-fiction includes as-told-to biographies of such notable men as Bill Gaither. He helped Dr. Billy Graham with his memoirs, Just As I Am, also a New York Times best seller. Jerry owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, which produced the critically-acclaimed movie Hometown Legend based on his book of the same name. Jerry Jenkins also owns the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrow's professional Christian writers.Under Jerry's leadership, the Guild is steadily expanding its services to include a writers' advocacy centre, college credit courses, a critique service, literary registration services, and writing contests. As a marriage and family author and speaker, Jenkins has been a frequent guest on Dr. James Dobson's Focus On the Family radio program.Jerry and his wife Dianna have three grown sons and three grandchildren. - Publisher.
Dr. Tim LaHaye is the creator and co-author of the Left Behind series and is also a noted scholar of Biblical prophecy, an internationally known author, a minister, and an educator. He is the founder and president of Tim LaHaye Ministries. Dr. LaHaye and his wife, Beverly, live in southern California.