I have read The Rapture 3 times because I can't get enough of it! My heart swells when I read it and my soul soars. I cannot wait to enter that magnificent presence and bow at His feet like the saints in the book did. Thank you for this wonderful book and God bless you.
It is one of the best Left Behind books in the series. It will get you on the edge of your seat with total suspense, like all of the Left Behind books do. It is a really good witnessing tool for your friends and family. This book will save lives.
When I first started reading all of the Left Behind books, I often wondered what it would be like from Irene and Raymie's perspectives. When I heard that the third prequel book, The Rapture would deal with this I was excited and anxious at the same time because I wanted this to be like I had imagined. Not only were my expectations met, they were exceeded! The account of the raptured saints and the Bema Seat judgements are cool. I loved how the authors paid tribute to some famous Christians both past and present while still keeping all of the focus on Jesus Christ. The back stories of some of the characters left behind were both creative and heart wrenching. The book is also a wake up call to everyone to make your life count for Jesus Christ.
We know scripture's admonition that some of our areas of focus on earth will end up as wood, hay and stubble--in other words, worthless. Jerry has applied imagination to that concept by providing a parade of saints (from the martyred missionaries, the Stams, to still-living Christian leaders)seen at end-time judgment of their works. You'll consider your own life as you read of the test of fire.
I was never a Bible reader however since being introduced to Left Behind book #1 a few years ago my belief in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior has grown 10 fold. I've just read the first chapter of The Rapture and its as controlling, inspirational and inspiring as the other Left Behind books. I can't wait until June, 6th, 2006. This series is not for everyone but for those people like myself that are searching for a friend this series is for you. It's your guiding light to salvation and forgivness through Christianity.