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The Late Great Planet Earth [Paperback]

Hal Lindsey , Carole C. Carlson
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May 11, 1970

The impact of The Late Great Planet Earth cannot be overstated. The New York Times called it the "no. 1 non-fiction bestseller of the decade." For Christians and non-Christians of the 1970s, Hal Lindsey's blockbuster served as a wake-up call on events soon to come and events already unfolding -- all leading up to the greatest event of all: the return of Jesus Christ. The years since have confirmed Lindsey's insights into what biblical prophecy says about the times we live in. Whether you're a church-going believer or someone who wouldn't darken the door of a Christian institution, the Bible has much to tell you about the imminent future of this planet. In the midst of an out-of-control generation, it reveals a grand design that's unfolding exactly according to plan. The rebirth of Israel. The threat of war in the Middle East. An increase in natural catastrophes. The revival of Satanism and witchcraft. These and other signs, foreseen by prophets from Moses to Jesus, portend the coming of an antichrist . . . of a war which will bring humanity to the brink of destruction . . . and of incredible deliverance for a desperate, dying planet.


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The impact of The Late Great Planet Earth cannot be overstated. The New York Times called it the “no. 1 non-fiction bestseller of the decade.” For Christians and non-Christians of the 1970s, Hal Lindsey’s blockbuster served as a wake-up call on events soon to come and events already unfolding—all leading up to the greatest event of all: the return of Jesus Christ.

The years since have confirmed Lindsey’s insights into what biblical prophecy says about the times we live in. Whether you’re a churchgoing believer or someone who wouldn’t darken the door of a Christian institution, the Bible has much to tell you about the imminent future of this planet. In the midst of an out-of-control generation, it reveals a grand design that’s unfolding exactly according to plan.

The rebirth of Israel. The threat of war in the Middle East. An increase in natural catastrophes. The revival of Satanism and witchcraft. These and other signs, foreseen by prophets from Moses to Jesus, portend the coming of an antichrist . . . of a war that will bring humanity to the brink of destruction . . . and of incredible deliverance for a desperate, dying planet -- Publisher

From the Author

Hal Lindsey is the author of numerous fiction and non-fiction books, including Blood Moon and Apocalypse Code. C. C. Carlson is the author or coauthor of many books, including Our Values: Stories and Wisdom and The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read

Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (May 23, 1970)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031027771X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310277712
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (196 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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32 of 44 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Emotions June 13, 2013
By PJM
Format:Paperback
I have very mixed emotions about this book. I read it in the 1980's. In retrospect, most all that was taught in the book turned out to be incorrect. Hal Lindsey never claimed to be a "Prophet", therefor I will not accuse him of being a "False Prophet", but I will say that his attempt to map Biblical Events onto the headline news of the day were woefully incorrect.

Hal started an unfortunate trend of interpreting Biblical Prophecy based on today's headlines. Now, any time someone stumps their toe in Jerusalem, a new book comes out that proclaims the end is near.

In the 30 or so years since this book was published, there have been hundreds of books in a similar vein, that get people whipped up into a frenzy that the end is near, then have their faith shaken when the events do not play out as predicted by the book.

With these concerns, I will say that I did learn and grow by reading the book back in the 1980's. It was the first time that I had ever seen anyone really take the Bible seriously. The book spurred my interest in the Bible, and started me on a quest of daily time in the word which continues till today. I would bet that there are others like me out there, that were drawn into the Bible because of an interest in prophecy.

I do believe that we are living in the last days, but to understand them, one needs to not turn to these sensational prophecy books, but turn to THE book . . . the Bible. The clearest template for end times events is Matthew 24. Prayerfully read his for an overview of how things unfold. Then as you read revelation, map it back against the events of Matthew 24. Also, read Revelation in a Bible with good cross references.
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24 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars QUINTESSENTIAL END TIMES BOOK October 31, 2013
Format:Paperback
Don't let the cover or the writing style of this book put you off. Both were meant to appeal the the hippie generation of the 60's and 70's. The book is actually biblically accurate and the author uses good sources to back up his claims. The book is more timely than ever now, since Russia looks like it is getting back on its feet. Also, the technology for much of that end-times stuff, like the mark of the beast, is here now, along with computers. scanning, GPS, and satelite tv. I cannot attest for the author's personal life; I don't know him personally, of course. But I do feel the book is accurate. It was ahead of its time, really, and seems more plausible now than it did when it was written. It goes into subjects like the rapture and a literal millennial kingdom ruled by Jesus Christ -- subjects that have been forgotten even by bible-believing churches in our day. Five stars.
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184 of 268 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oops...I Did It Again August 25, 2006
Format:Paperback
A generation before there was a Left Behind, there was The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey and C. C. Carlson. This is the book that broke the dispensationalist view of the end times into the consciousness of America. A phemomenal best seller, it was a watershed event in the growing Christian publishing industry. For many Christians, their first reading of this book was an energizing event that shaped their future. A generation later, many of its former supporters now see in its pages a complete misreading of Holy Scripture, sensationalistic attempts to correspond Biblical prophecies to current events, and an unhealthy enthusiasm for seeing the world obliterated.

So why bother with what can easily be written off as paranoid millenarianism? Well, while many have outgrown its simplistic approach to world events, it still resounds for much of the Church and this is shown in the continued audience for books by Lindsey and other "prophecy pundits." While it is certainly true that Tim LaHaye has replaced Lindsey as the popular voice of dispensationalism, it cannot be denied that Left Behind was made possible by this book.

Part of the commercial success of both authors has to do with their placing the dispensationalist view in a popular book form. For LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, it was the pulp novel. Back in 1970, Lindsay and C. C. Carlson did the same with a popular genre of their day - the sensationalistic expose. Like most books of this type (e.g., The Bermuda Triangle, Chariots of the Gods?, The Philadelphia Experiment, The Population Bomb), it is written in a breezy soundbite style that is long on conjecture and short on facts.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete for its time. July 24, 1997
By A Customer
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This book really revived the prophetic teachings. It vividly explains how the 7 churches in the biblical book of the Revelation is a picture of the whole church-age in 7 stages. I found it to be excellent and easy reading. History buffs should love this to as it gave future news in advance. He has a new book out in a novel form entitled, "Blood Moon" taken from the words of Jesus in Matthew 24
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Harold Lee "Hal" Lindsey (born 1929) is a best-selling author, who is currently host of "The Hal Lindsey Report" TV program (for which he himself provides the financing). He formerly hosted the "International Intelligence Briefing" on TBN, but the show was removed as being too "pro-Israel"/"anti-Arab." Controversially, he has divorced three times and married four times. (His second wife, Jan, was the best-known, as she was featured on the back cover of his early books.) He has written many other books, including Satan Is Alive and Well on Planet Earth; There's a New World Coming; The Terminal Generation; The 1980s: Countdown to Armageddon; The Messiah [aka 'The Promise']; The Rapture; Planet Earth, 2000 A. D.; The Final Battle; Planet Earth: The Final Chapter; Vanished Into Thin Air, etc. Carole C. Carson was his co-author for "Late Great, "Satan," and "Terminal Generation."

This 1970 book, his first, was a MEGA-bestseller, selling more than 28 million copies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Late Great Planet Earth
Late great planet earth reads like it was written lately. It was a very enlightening and I enjoyed reading it as well as Hals other books.
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Published 2 months ago by ammboo
5.0 out of 5 stars Love all Hal Lindsey Books as well as his TV ...
Love all Hal Lindsey Books as well as his TV Program, the Hal Lindsey Report.
Have been following his Revelation Teachings for over 20 Years and used to attend his Sermons on... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Walter A. Urweider
1.0 out of 5 stars Forget the Future, Lindsey can't even get his own past correct.
I read this book with interest in the 1970s as a young teenager. I had read the Bible, and I enjoyed the idea of not only applying it to my personal life, but to current events as... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Timothy Clontz
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
um ok
Published 3 months ago by debbi foster
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I purchased this.
I would recommend any book by Hal Lindsey.
Published 3 months ago by AJ
3.0 out of 5 stars The End Times circa 1970
Predictions of the end of the world from 1970.. Given how things turned out I think my biggest disappointment was that he was wrong.
Published 4 months ago by Lethbridge-Stuart
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed the read
Received as a gift. Very thorough and informative. Enjoyed the read
Published 4 months ago by Laugette.
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Other languages please sir..
Believe me, not translating this book is a blessing for all those who do not speak English. Besides, which version to translate? The one saying the rapture would happen in the 1980's or the one saying it would happen in 1999?
Sep 18, 2006 by James Seger |  See all 2 posts
Hal Lindsey needs to issue a pubic apology.
Re-read the book.
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