The Rising (Prequel #01) (#00A in Left Behind Series)
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"The Rising" begins a new Left Behind series that will give you a glimpse into the lives of your favorite characters before the Rapture. Have you ever wondered what life was like before the Rapture for Rayford, Irene, and Chloe Steele, Bruce Barnes, Buck Williams, and Tsion Ben Judah? Plus, see why Viv Ivins plays such a pivotal role in Nicolae Carpathia's life. What were the events surrounding Nicolae's sudden rise to power? How did he become filled with evil? You will find all these answers and more in this exciting new series ^In "The Rising, "Marilena Carpathia has only one dream: to be a mother. So when a mysterious clairvoyant promises the fulfillment of this dream, Marilena does not hesitate. Through genetic engineering and the power of the prince of darkness himself, Marilena is about to become a chosen vessel, one who will unknowingly give birth to the greatest evil the world has ever known. ^Halfway around the world, God's plans are subtly being carried out too. Young Ra
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.