Glorious Appearing, Left Behind Series #12 (rpkgd)
Undercover in enemy forces Mac goes to Jerusalem in search of Buck. Mac witnesses the cruelty of Carpathia and his followers first hand as the believers in Petra are being threatened. Rayford clings to life following an ATV accident. Chaim speaks conforting words to his audience despite the warnings of Carpathia. Miracles happen in anticipation of Christ's return.
As the last book of the series my anticipation was high. It did drag a bit in the middle but by the last 150 pages or so I could not put the book down. I did enjoy how the authors tied up some loose ends but did seem to leave the door open for more that could follow. The suspense was well crafted and the scene realistic. I was inspired and will seek out more from these authors. As with the books in the series prior to this one, Glorious Appearing did challenge me in my faith and I did enjoy reading the series and having an opportunity to get to know each character. I would recommend this book! Very well done!
August 27, 2011
This twelfth book in the best-selling Left Behind starts with the lament and cries of many with the mark of the Beast, for Ã¢ÂÂAll is LostÃ¢ÂÂ; connections to New Babylon, food and water, everything depending on maintaining of life has disintegrated. Carpathia, with knowledge of everyoneÃ¢ÂÂs despondency, then pull the plug on any computer or television connection worldwide. Carpathia meets up with his lord Lucifer and grovels at his every demand. Suddenly, Heaven opens, and on a white horse sits Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the living God. Evil attempts to flee the holiness of God, and those with GodÃ¢ÂÂs mark finally get to watch the show. As the Victor defeats evil, all Trib Force and Remnant can do is to praise and worship their Glorious King.
This was a book I reviewed for Tyndale House Publishers.
August 25, 2011
I loved this book. I had it once before however, I lost it in a move. So glad to find this website! For anyone who has read this series, I would strongly suggest you get the three Prequels. They start with Rayford Steele as a nine year-old. They go into a lot of detail regarding Carpathia's life before he came to power.
August 25, 2011
Oh, finally! I donÃ¢ÂÂt think thereÃ¢ÂÂs another book at the ending of a series that brings such relief and satisfaction as Glorious Appearing. ItÃ¢ÂÂs down to the wire during the last days of the Tribulation. By the last few chapters of the book the characters are seriously dying on every other page (but I canÃ¢ÂÂt spoil it for you and say who makes it and who doesnÃ¢ÂÂt!) Part of you is like Ã¢ÂÂnooooooooo! You were so close!Ã¢ÂÂ and the other part of you knows youÃ¢ÂÂre about to see them again at the end. This book has some wonderful reunions!
August 23, 2011