Left Behind

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  1. Shrek macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone here ever read or is reading the Left Behind series by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins. I am and I have to say that it is just AWESOME!!! I am on the 5th book. These books are so good that I read the 3rd and 4th books in just 5 days; I read the entire 4th book yesterday! I was so excited, I purchased books 5-8 the same day! :D

    Anyone who hasn't read these books should, and you can get them at Amazon for $10.49 each with FREE Super Saver shipping on orders of $25 or more! Though I'm not sure if it's true or not, but a relative of mine told me you can also get them at Sam's Club for $7/piece plus tax. :eek:

    If you have read these books what do you think about them? Do you actually believe in the Rapture? I do! There are passages in the Bible that refer to it. Question: If you are not a saint and the rapture does occur in your lifetime, will you be convinced that there is a God? If not then what would convince you?

    By the way, if you don't want to get left behind I suggest you click here and find out how not to get left behind. But save this link in your bookmarks, in case you do get left behind; you never know it might come in handy later. Don't know about you, but I'd rather be on the safe side. ;)
     
  2. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Those books read like the Harry Potter series - quickly. I only
    read the first one, which I thought was okay. My sisters and my
    mom tore through them, and they aren't big readers like I am.
    They prefer to take books slowly but they read about 3 per week
    till there were no more to read. Very interesting thing to write
    a book on. They are very interesting books, but I thought they
    could have been written better. They are still good though.
     
  3. vniow macrumors G4

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    My mom's really into them for some reason, I've never had any intrest though.
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    my partner likes the series... he goes a little nutty before each book is released...

    i watched the movie... it was odd...

    pnw
     
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    The one w/Kirk Cameron in it?


    Lethal
     
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    i was a bible scholar some years back and went to bible college and these books have been on my list to read

    so many people, religious and non-religious alike, seem to love these novels

    i do not believe in the rapture, but that won't really change my view of a novel if it is written well...i am not into horror novels or horror movies (or fiction for that matter) but one of my all time favorite books and movies is "christine" by stephen king
     
  7. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I thought the movie could have been done better. It was like the
    books - mediocre, but interesting. Not bad at all. IMOP.
     
  8. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Now I'm on Book 7! :eek: I JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS!!! :D
     
  9. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Now I am on Book 8. He he! I'm on a roll! Only problem after this I have no more, and must go to the store. He he! :D
     
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    here i am, having been in bible college and not a believer in the rapture from my studies, but i want to read these books

    are they meant to be read in order or are they all stand alone books in their own right?
     
  11. scem0 macrumors 604

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    What would y'all do if the rapture occured (assuming God exists
    and he would do something like this) and you were 'left behind' -
    what would you do? :confused:
     
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    then i would start reading the series...pronto:D
     
  13. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I would do all the things i've always been afraid to do.

    I'd probably end up having a lot of sex... :rolleyes: :eek: ;) :D
     
  14. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    ADDICTION

    g/f here.......

    over last summer i spent three days of my life going through those books....bible in one hand book in the other. (i had to compare) AMAZING story.....and it was not uncommon to walk by my room as I finished a book to see it being thrown across the room as i ran to find the next one.......

    Those books were the first piece of christian fiction i have ever seen that had enthralled me without preaching at me.......then again one could concider scaring the crap out of you preaching, but then again I am not all that scared.....

    I recommend these to anyone no matter what religious affiliation.......they're better than crack.....um...ya.
     
  15. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I was suprised that I didn't throw up reading the first one.
    Usually christian writings (including the bible) irk me. ;)
     
  16. bcsimac macrumors 6502

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    I watched the first two movies and thought they were great

    I watched the first two movies and thought they were great. I got to see and meet Kirk Cameron when he was here in Erie at Kingdom Bound by the Bay....he is so cool! I wish I wasn't unemployed because I would get every book of the Left Behind Series. I already have a ton of books though.....I love to get the Billy Graham free offer books every month! My fiancee' and I go to the Left Behind movies as a date......it's great for us.
     
  17. runningman macrumors regular

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    Good question.
    If you beleive in the rapture probably wouldn't matter since you wouldn't be here. I think it's an interesting question how many people would beleive that this actually happened and change their faith or even develop one?
     
  18. daytona63 macrumors member

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    Not that great

    The Left Behind books are very easy reads, ones that drive you to read more and more at a very fast pace. I did find the quality of writing to be poor, however, while the story itself was very good. You know what I mean?
    As far as theologoical correctness, I hate to tell you this, but these books are way off. I'm no theologian, but I do conside myself well-versed in such things. Check out this link.
     
  19. daytona63 macrumors member

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    Not that good

    The "Left Behind" books are very easy reads, ones that drive you to read more and more at a very fast pace. I did find the quality of writing to be poor, however, while the story itself was very good. You know what I mean?

    As far as theologoical correctness, I hate to tell you this, but these books are way off. I'm no theologian, but I do conside myself well-versed in such things. Check out this link if you would like to know what I mean.

    The dilemma I face is that while I do seriously disagree with the "Left Behind" authors' views of the apocalypse (yet I do believe very much in the apocalypse), I am happy that people are reading these books rather than Harry Potter or other trash. Perhaps they should stick to Tolkien, but I digress.
     
  20. kettle macrumors 65816

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    Re: Not that good

    Does this mean that Tolkien is or isn't trash in your opinion?
     
  21. kettle macrumors 65816

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    Phillip Pullman

    If you like questioning books that don't get bogged down in heavy weight sludge, I recommend Phillip Pullman - His Dark Materials. This is a trilogy, Northern Lights, Subtle Knife and Amber Spy Glass. They really got the Christian Churches upset and all with a stoty intended for children. This is a pretty dark story, scarey enough for your anyones imagination to fill in the gaps, like the older you get the more frightening it can appear.

    Anyway, thought I'd give you a quality alternative, just in case anyone was tempted to read the ****e that is Harry Potter.
     
  22. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Re: Not that good

    I'm gunna digress right along with you ;).

    Why would anyone want to read songs every other page, and
    then paragraphs ahout the lineage of the kings of mordor, etc,
    etc, etc... The LOTR series are the most boring books I have
    ever read. JRR Tolkien has a nack for adding in useless facts,
    and never getting around to the story. Well, I know I am in
    a major minority, with most people loving LOTR, but they are
    just too boring in my eye. :( ;)
     
  23. daniel77 macrumors 6502

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    Re: Re: Not that good


    pheeeeww, i was afraid i was the only person who thinks LOTR sucks. :D
     
  24. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Re: Not that good

    Well, they don't suck. THey just suck compared to the writings
    of Terry Goodkind, and extremely talented authors like him. ;)
     
  25. kettle macrumors 65816

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    wow, Beavis and Buthead doing a literary review.
     

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