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Second Chance (Left Behind: The Kids #2) Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 14 years
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 720L (What's this?)
  • Series: Left Behind: The Kids (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; First edition (July 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0842321942
  • ISBN-13: 978-0842321945
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Picking up where The Vanishings left off, Second Chance is just that: at the close of book one, Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan met up at New Hope Village Church and got the Good News from now-humbled pastor Bruce Barnes (who, despite his degree from Bible college, got left behind after the Rapture for failing to receive Christ, just like the kids). Lionel, nixed by the Messiah on a technicality in book one, jumps at the chance to join the winning team, but the other kids are too angry and confused after watching their world get turned upside down. Book two follows their search for truth as they piece together the wreckage of the Rapture in each of their lives, knowing full well that the end of the world isn't far off--just seven years, according to Bruce, once Israel signs a treaty with the Antichrist. By the book's end, two more Left Behind kids wise up, but one holds out, still too scared and mad to sign on.

The Evangelical Christian science fiction series Left Behind: The Kids is a youth-oriented story line based on Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye's bestselling Left Behind. (Ages 9 to 12) --Paul Hughes

About the Author

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 (seven in the number one spot) and have also appeared on the USA Today, Publisher's Weekly and Wall Street Journal best-seller lists.

Tim LaHaye is an internationally known author, teacher, and expert on Bible prophecy. He is married to Beverly, who is the founder of the largest women's organization in America, Concerned Women for America. The LaHayes live in southern California.


More About the Author

Author of more than 180 books with sales of more than 70 million copies, including the best-selling Left Behind series, Jerry B. Jenkins is former vice president for publishing and currently chairman of the board of trustees for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.

Jerry's writing has appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals. Twenty of his books have reached The New York Times best-seller list (seven debuting number one). The Breakthrough, the final book in Jerry's Precinct 11 trilogy, released from Tyndale House Publishers in September 2012.

Jerry owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Chicago, and the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrow's professional Christian writers. Each student is personally mentored by a seasoned professional.

In January 2013, Jerry launched Christian Writers Guild Publishing (CWGP). Students take a six-month mentored course to guide them in writing their manuscripts, then CWGP publishes their books.


www.Jerry-Jenkins.com
www.ChristianWritersGuild.com

Customer Reviews

I have always enjoyed the adult series of Left Behind books.
Kelli
Second Chance is book #2 in the series about four teens who are left behind on Earth when Christ raptures his true followers to heaven.
Nathan Dickey
I found that the way this book was written made it easy to read.
Karen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on March 22, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
My 12-year-old son just devours these books, and I'm so happy about it! There are too many negative influences in today's society, and these books are nothing but a positive influence, in my opinion. My son says that these books are bringing him closer to God. How many people can say that what entertains their child does that? My son actually puts the Game Cube down to read these books..and believe me, that's a miracle!

Yes, these books are from a Christian perspective, but even a non-Christian would enjoy the good reading.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie G. Nukolczak on September 29, 2005
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As a continuation of the ongoing saga of the kids Left Behind, this package rules. Following the Young Tribulation Saints leaves you wanting more. When readers realize that this is a prophesy that will come true, they'll need more. I highly recommend this entire series, not just for kids, but for people that need an easy read and want to know just what God has in store for mankind.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 8, 1999
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When I read this book it made me realize that God will take care of you even if you have not accepted Him. I suggest that everyone read this book because it gives you a chance to know Him and feel His presence in the character's lives and in yours
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 8, 2006
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LEFT BEHIND Second Chance By Jerry B. Jenkins This book is GREAT if you're a Christian for a belief. I loved this book because it has an excellent use of language and has you sitting on the edge of your seat for the next exciting chapter to begin. This book is realistic fiction. The characters are Jud, Vicky, Ryan and Lionel. You will be upset at some times but it will clear up. I enjoyed this book so much. I hope will if u read it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Karen on April 7, 2000
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I thought Second Chance was a great book. It makes me think a lot more about the Rapture and how awful things will be- disasters, more crime, loneliness. The main characters, Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan, have all come from Christian homes where all their families were Christians and raptured. I found that the way this book was written made it easy to read. This was a great book because it wasn't boring or difficult to read and it made me think a lot more about my relationship with Christ.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 20, 2001
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Four teenagers are introduced right after the end of the world. Jesus had come back and raptured the true believers. Through the book Judd, Vicki and Lionel all become Christians and work towards their second chance, but Ryan on the other hand has not made up his mind. There were many exciting events in the book, but one major one is that Lionel's uncle died. When Lionel went to identify his uncle, all he found out was that he was not his uncle. This book is very interesting and thought provoking.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 22, 1999
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This book is probaly one of the best books I've ever read! It teaches you that if your totally not with Christ... you should be. I recomend this book to all types of readers. This story scary in a good way because the way I think of it teaches you all the practically informs you of just about all the thing that couldhappen if you don't actually follow Christ. (Just like the Pastor). Again I DEFINATLEY recomend this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "jedibarr" on March 22, 2001
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This is a brilliant book with a superb story line. It makes you think very deeply. It is thought provoking and helps you to understand simply, things about a very cryptic time in the future that WILL happen. Mayb it won't happen like that but sumthin like it! It is kool. The Christians will b brought away like that suddenly! And the soul searching with Ryan, Judd and the others is brilliant. And Lionel learning 2 walk the Christian walk is superb. It is a good book that I strongly recommend u 2 read! Go 4 it! Thanx!
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