Apollyon, Left Behind Series #5 (rpkgd)
A Series Everyone Should Read!
The Left Behind books only get better and better. This is a series I *almost* said "every Christian" should read. Honestly everyone should read it, whether they're a Christian or not. The theme is powerful and the storyline is gripping. Apollyon begins, of course, where the last book left off. Ray is still trying to find out the truth about his 2nd wife, Amanda. What he finds out is not what it seems and will end up taking twists and turns to surprise you. As for the "apollyons"--they are sooo creepy! This is where the series gets very frightening and makes you hope with all your heart to avoid the tribulation when it really does come! Read this book, but read the others first. This is one series that needs to be read from book 1 to book last!
August 25, 2011
Solid read for the summer
I really enjoyed the entire Left Behind series. While the reader must remember that it is fiction, the story is fast paced. It is a quick read and really draws you in. The series is definitely a worthwhile read and will keep you wanting to keep reading the series. I would definitely recommend it for a light summer read.
August 16, 2011
What is the world coming to?
This fifth book in the best-selling Left Behind series takes readers along the Biblical timeline of EarthÃ¢ÂÂs demise. Those who have become Christians take on the treacherous journey to Jerusalem, as they prepare to fight for their lives and their newly found faith. Carpathia attempts to rise to the occasion to face off with the two witnesses at the Wailing Wall, all while the Trumpet Judgment seals of God open and wreak havoc on EarthÃ¢ÂÂs remaining vegetation. Rayford and Buck continue their quest to spread EarthÃ¢ÂÂs only news salvation available to mankind: the grace of God and Glorious Appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many souls are lost as the ruler, the chief demon of the bottomless pit, Apollyon, unleash horsemen to kill many of the remaining population. Yet, the reader is given hope, as one of the main characters, Chloe, delivers a healthy baby at the end of the book, despite the worldÃ¢ÂÂs circumstances and EarthÃ¢ÂÂs precarious condition.
This was a book I reviewed for Tyndale House Publishers.
August 15, 2011
"Apollyon" is the fifth in the series of fiction books by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins chronicling the events that take place in the world during the end times. The books follow several main characters as they fight for their lives and for their faith as the world makes its way to the last days.
In this book, believers come from all over the world to a rally that is to be held in Jerusalem. As the Tribulation Force (as the main characters are known) prepares for this rally, they each also deal with their own personal issues.
Nicolae has become a powerful leader who now sees the believers of the world as a threat. What he doesnÃ¢ÂÂt expect is the beginning of the foretold plagues that will torment his own followers.
While the previous books in this series were good, I think this book is where it really picked up for me. There were some twists and surprises in this one that I didnÃ¢ÂÂt expect, and this is when the line clearly becomes drawn between those who follow Nicolae and those who follow Christ.
My favorite part of this book is when Tsion Ben-Judah starts doing sermons over the internet! I read these books (many years agao) right after we got the internet on our home computer, and it was just so fascinating to me that this could be done.
It was also interesting to see that the judgements that affected those who were non-believers did not affect those who were believers.
This series of novels is a fictionalized account of the events of the end times. I enjoyed the whole series. While this book is geared towards Christians, there is enough action and depth to it that should appeal to all. The characters are well done, and it is easy to follow the many plots that are going on within these books.
August 14, 2011