The Late Great Planet Earth
 
 


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Late Great Planet Earth [Paperback]

Hal Lindsey , Carole C. Carlson
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

List Price: $12.99
Price: $10.94 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $2.05 (16%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Wednesday, July 30? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback $10.94  
Mass Market Paperback --  
Audio, CD $22.45  
Audible Audio Edition, Unabridged $14.95 or Free with Audible 30-day free trial
There is a newer edition of this item:
Late Great Planet Earth Late Great Planet Earth 3.3 out of 5 stars (144)
Out of Print--Limited Availability

Book Description

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.

Frequently Bought Together

The Late Great Planet Earth + There's a New World Coming: An In-Depth Analysis of the Book of Revelation + Satan Is Alive and Well on Planet Earth
Price for all three: $31.53

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

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 11, 1970)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031027771X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310277712
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 1 x 5.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Emotions June 13, 2013
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.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
27 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great stater in end times prophecy October 23, 2000
Format:Paperback
I found this book to be an excilent start for me into the end times and Biblical prophecy. I believe that Hal has recieved a lot of flac for inacurate perdictions. He is not a prophet! He is only making educated guesses about the end times. I found his ideas to be very insightful. Because of his book, my christian life has been strenghthend and have myself researched Biblical prophecy and end times scriptures since I read the book. This was formerly a topic that I knew nothing about, and now have become pretty knowlegable.
I strongly recomend this book to any Christian who is interested in knowing more about the end times. The only down side to his book that I found is that in time it had become dated and some of the current events that he speaks about are alomost forgotten. I think some of his more recent books on the same subjects would be a good compliment to this one.
God Bless You! "With God all things are possible" - Matt. 19:26
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 11 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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
159 of 236 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.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
I read this book back in 1973 and was impressed at the time at the end-times sequence of events--since proven to be wrong. Oh well, you can always write another book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Expose'm
5.0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING END TIMES PROPHECY BOOK
Couldn't put it down! Hal Lindsey is right on the money. Wonderfully written and biblically correct. This is a MUST READ for everybody!
Published 1 month ago by Norah
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
Hal Lindsey's insights into Biblical Prophecy is instructive and powerful. I would recommend this book to all serious students of the Bible and/or politics. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Larry Scarpacci
5.0 out of 5 stars Old book but still relevant.
Prophecy still coming true today, years after the book was written. World events are falling in place even more so as we see what is going on in Russia, the middle east, etc. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jerry Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest book ever written
I had read this book years ago, and wanted to reread it. I tell people about it all the time, and keep going back to this book all the time.
Published 3 months ago by Dixie
1.0 out of 5 stars Central arguments rely on uncited sources
My college professor assigned this book as an example of bad writing (as well as a way to get insights into the evangelical Christian movement of the 1970's). Read more
Published 5 months ago by Classical History Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Well written and researched. Fascinating insight as to the goings on of today and what percipitated these events to be.
Published 5 months ago by Marie L. Calderone
5.0 out of 5 stars AN OLD FRIEND
A GREAT BOOK I READ 40 YEARS AGO. IT STILL AS RELEVENT TODAY AS IT WAS IN THE SIXTIES. VERY CLEAR INTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURE APPLYING TO THE EARTHS END TIMES. Read more
Published 5 months ago by ANACHRONISTIC BOB
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for athiests to read.
My pastor was converted after he read this book! I thought I would benefit my brother by buying it for him.Hopefully,he`s read it and been converted by now.
Published 5 months ago by Betty L Addison
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Exhilirating!
I attend New Hope Christian College in Oregon, and this book is better than I imagined.

Blessings,
Future Visitation Pastor.
Published 5 months ago by Debbie Moses
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only



Books on Related Topics (learn more)


Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
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.
Sep 29, 2011 by craig |  See all 4 posts
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 




Look for Similar Items by Category