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An End Time book by Chistians - for Christians,
This review is from: Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days (Left Behind No. 1) (Paperback)
Christians believe that as the End Time comes, God will gather all the real Christians around his throne in Heaven, body and soul.
This book centers on those 'left behind' on earth. It shows the chaos that emerges as millions of people disappear, how people try to figure out what happend, how some re-find their fate in God, and how the Anti-Christ emerges. It's a well structured, swift paced book that focusses on world events as well as on personal experiences of people. I could not put it down, even though I wanted to.
The downside of the book is that (though cleverly hidden behind all the action) it still will be felt by the non-believer, that the authors are hoping to persuade people to their Christian believes. That spoils some of the uncomplicated fun of reading this. On the upside: for those who DO believe in Christ this will make the book a warm bath that will strengthen their beliefs.
On the whole I liked Beauseigneur's Christ Clone Trilogy better, because it offered more food for the mind, appeared better researched in worldly matters such as the United Nations politics, and didn't seem so focussed on the conversion of people in the book and outside of it.
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Initial post: Nov 7, 2007 9:35:46 AM PST
Christopher Weaver says:
Some Christians believe that God will gather all the "real Christians" around him--and condemn all others. But not all Christians believe this. In a sense, that's the point of this series--to depict how everyone except for a fairly narrow group of people--will be saved and how all others will suffer. I do understand that the authors and their followers believe this. But it's inaccurate to say that all Christians do.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2008 7:09:35 PM PDT
J from NY says:
I'm a devout Catholic, and I despise this series--it is the work of hateful, mediocre Born Again Christians living in wealth.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2014 8:07:55 PM PDT
Jan Krohn says:
I'm not convinced about all interpretations of the Revelation in this series. But one thing is for sure: The term "real Christians" makes no sense. There are Christians, and there are non Christians. A Christian belongs to Christ. Whoever doesn't belong to Christ, may he be a church goer, or be baptized, or even be a pastor, he is a non Christian. That's one thing that "Left Behind" is absolutely right on. The Bible also makes it clear that this IS a fairly narrow group of people. The path to destruction is a broad one...
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