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In this, the grandest fictionalization of one man's version of the end times, Tim LaHaye lays the biblical groundwork for the return of Christ and the summary elimination of the evil forces in the last days before the Millennium. Jerry Jenkins deftly brings characters and stories (that readers have followed for a decade) to the end of their battle, having "run...the race" (Hebrews 12:1) to its conclusion. Indeed, much of biblical prophecy is quoted and discussed in these pages, and many difficult eschatological topics are addressed scripturally. Even non-fans will be intrigued at the revelations of scripture, as finally experienced by the characters of the series.
While the finality of the series is not as unifyingly singular as C.S. Lewis' The Last Battle (from the classic Narnia series), the authors instead concentrate on the interplay between the friends and family of Rayford Steele as they all come to terms with the reality of victorious existence with a risen and now returned Savior. A fitting way to finalize the journey of both dramatis personae and readers alike.
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Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2011
Availability: In Stock
Series: Left Behind
kattroxIndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Glorious AppearingAugust 27, 2011kattroxIndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Undercover 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!
KitKatDoeCedar Rapids, IAAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Finally!August 25, 2011KitKatDoeCedar Rapids, IAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This twelfth book in the best-selling Left Behind starts with the lament and cries of many with the mark of the Beast, for "All is Lost"; connections to New Babylon, food and water, everything depending on maintaining of life has disintegrated. Carpathia, with knowledge of everyone's 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 God's 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.
cmcgeegirlCentral FloridaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5August 25, 2011cmcgeegirlCentral FloridaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I 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.
StoryGirlAge: 18-24Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Glorious AppearingAugust 23, 2011StoryGirlAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Oh, finally! I don't think there's another book at the ending of a series that brings such relief and satisfaction as Glorious Appearing. It's 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 can't spoil it for you and say who makes it and who doesn't!) Part of you is like "nooooooooo! You were so close!" and the other part of you knows you're about to see them again at the end. This book has some wonderful reunions!
hannah97Cottonwood, CAAge: Under 18Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Epic - A must readAugust 2, 2011hannah97Cottonwood, CAAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Glorious Appearing, the last book in the Left Behind series, was a great ending to the series. After reading the whole series I loved how the authors ended it. You have got to read this book and the whole series!