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The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession (Left Behind Book 7) [Kindle Edition]

Tim LaHaye , Jerry B. Jenkins
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The members of the Tribulation Force face their most dangerous challenges. Following the assassination of the Antichrist, some are murder suspects; others test the precarious line between subversion and being revealed. All over the news, reporters announce that Rayford Steele is Nicolae Carpathia’s assassin, but Buck soon learns the truth. The world mourns the loss of a world leader until events at Nicolae’s funeral bring all mourning to an end. A repackage of the seventh book in the New York Times best-selling Left Behind series.

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The Antichrist is dead... or is he? The city of Chicago lies in ruins, the safe house is blown, and the Global Community police are hot on the heels of the Tribulation Force. And who assassinated Nicolae Carpathia?

It's a formidable challenge to keep the attention of an audience midway through a projected 12-volume series, but with their trademark blend of humor and gripping suspense, authors Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye continue to captivate readers with The Indwelling, the seventh installment of the Left Behind series.

Carpathia's funeral takes a hair-raising turn for the 4 million people who attend. Over the crowd looms the centerpiece of a new world religion, a 24-foot bronze statue of Carpathia, belching black smoke and demanding obedience. Woven through the fast-paced drama are the ongoing stories of people struggling amid the end-times mayhem: Chloe Williams wrestles with the moral implications of killing her toddler Kenny to avoid having him fall into enemy hands; her father Rayford Steele is brought face-to-face with the consequences of his pride. Dr. Chaim Rosenzweig, a prominent Jewish Israeli statesman, ponders a conversion to Christianity.

The strength of the series comes from Jenkins's ability to keep the action moving and readers caring about the characters. And there's a hook: The end of The Indwelling promises, "If the last three and a half years are your idea of tribulation, wait until you endure the Great Tribulation." The bad news is just beginning. But, the Tribulation Force believes, good news is also on the way. --Cindy Crosby


"This is the most successful Christian-fiction series ever."
-- Publisher's Weekly (Publisher's Weekly )

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155 of 166 people found the following review helpful
The Indwelling is the 7th book to be released in the Left Behind series, written by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. The Inwelling picks up immediatly where Assassins, book #6, left off and reveals who killed the Antichrist. The assassin was somewhat predictable, but many other suspects clouded the actual identity of the assasin. The Indwelling gets very spiritually in depth, especially when Rayford Steele flys back home all by himself, and when Tsion Ben-Judah begins "dreaming dreams." When the safety of the safe house is questioned, David Hassid locates the STRONG Building, which will hopefully house all of the Trib Force and then some. As the funeral nears, the pace picks up somewhat, and a few mysteries surface. When Nicolae Carpathia (the Antichrist) is indwelt by Satan, he begins quoting Jesus and claiming his "divine power." The Indwelling is probably one of the best books so far, but the story moves slowly. The entire book only goes over a period of about 3 days, and that's not very much when it's a book that long. The book leaves us with only a few small cliffhangers, unlike the previous book, Assassins. The upcoming 8th book, The Mark, should answer the question of who might betray the Trib Force, what the numbers of the ten kingdoms mean, and the rise of a new technology, a mark that everyone will have to have to be able to buy or sell. I give The Indwelling 4 out of 5 stars, even though it hosts a slow plot, it takes you for a wild ride.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Already finished it and eager for more! May 24, 2000
I bought The Indwelling at lunch yesterday and could not put it down until I finished it last night! For all of the readers who rated the series negative for lack of action, this book has lots of it. The AntiChrist is dead, Rayford is on the run as the prime suspect, and you don't find out who did kill Carpathia until over halfway through the book. If readers would remember that this is fiction based on the Bible, I believe they would be more satisfied with the series. I am eagerly awaiting The Mark!
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't want to be "LEFT BEHIND" June 9, 2000
Two Thumbs up to these authors for their heavenly inspiration of what life may be like if you are not ready the first time around. It is so refressing to see Christian authors in the spot light. I completed all seven of the books and wanted more, so I have started reading the "Left Behind series for Kids". They are just as good. They even include the main characters from the adult series. In less than a week I completed 4 out of the 8 books, which are less than 150 pages each. I have gotten my kids interested in them, and they love them. I tell my kids I HAVE to read the books before they do(smile). I truly believe we are in the end-times and that these books will be a tool to cause many people to really think about where their lives are going.
If you want to get a person started reading this series, just give them the first book and they are hooked. I have not read books so intensely since "Piercing the Darkness" and "This Present Darkness" by Frank Peretti.
Any book that makes people think about being left behind after Christ returns is a must read. Also the Left Behind series is written by experts. It is a fictious story written around true facts. ENJOY, but be ready to examine yourself...
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very riveting May 25, 2000
By A Customer
A very riveting volume in the Left Behind series. Read it in 3 days and cannot wait for the next book to be scheduled for fall 2000 release. Reading about Tsion's heavenly experience was wonderful.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! May 23, 2000
The Indwelling is the seventh book for the Left Behind series and it is absolutely overwhelming in the excellence of the writing of this book. The authors keep you turning pages throughout the entire book. There isn't one single boring part in this book. You will not be disapointed with the continuation of Assassins. You finally find out who killed Carpathia, and what is happening with the dangerous situations the characters that watched the assassination. I eagerly wait for the next book, The Mark, coming out on Nov. 14 this year.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Magnificent! May 26, 2000
By Traci
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I pre-ordered this book in March. When it finally came, the power in my city was out due to a bad storm. Propped up against a window for light, I devoured this book as if it was my last meal. LaHaye and Jenkins are truly gifted. If you like the other 6 books, then you will definitely love this one.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Readers must "Take Possession of the Details" May 28, 2000
If you read this book primarily to find out who killed Carpathia, chances are you will find yourself somewhat disappointed. The book does answer this question, however, you have to wait after the very detailed plot and character development before this mystery unravels.
The tribulation force is now scattered and facing several dangerous challenges. The battle between the tribulation force and the Global Community Forces take place in several different areas:
*Rayford must escape Isreal while giving himself a spiritual inventory.
*Tsion Ben-Judah gets a glimpse of battle in the spiritual realm through a series of dreams.
*David, Annie, Mac and Abdullah are on the front lines of the war as they battle for the tribulation force right under the enemies nose
*Buck Williams investigates the mysterious disappearance of Chaim Rosenweig
*Leah runs into another believer who has an inside track on Hattie's location
All of these subplots initially develop separately as communication between the body of believers is temporarily severed. They then come together and the plot climaxes as Fortunato seems to gain more political and supernatural power. Does Satan take possession of Carpathia's body and ressurect it? This question is answered near the explosive end of the book.
Tim LaHaye's and Jerry Jenkins' talent for excellent character development and incessantly intriguing story lines is manifested in this book. You must be patient and appreciate the details in order to fully enjoy it. The authors know how to tease you enough so that you keep reading. Although a lot of question are answered in this book of the series, it creates new questions that will make the reader hungry for the next book "The Mark!"
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