#8: The Mark--The Beast Rules the World
This is my favorite of the Left Behind series. It really makes you think about your faith and how far you would go to to defend it. The series overall is really fast paced and interested. I enjoyed it overall -you get very involved with the characters. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quick read.
August 25, 2011
This eighth book in the best-selling Left Behind starts out sizzling as Carpathia, now know as Satan (the Beast) basks in the worship of his subjects. Trib Force member David finds a delighted surprise as he is attended to medically, to find out one of the nurses is a believer and becomes a new TB member. Nicolae CarpathiaÃ¢ÂÂs identity is confirmed to the team as the Antichrist by Chaim, even as the world is fawning over the BeastÃ¢ÂÂs seemingly amicable nature. The lone rogue in Trib Force yet to be converted, Hattie, remains the focus of much prayer for her salvation, even as God delights answering that prayer. Tsion begins to teach believers via the Internet, and the Trib Force is graced to find a way to use fake biochips in lieu of receiving the official Ã¢ÂÂMarkÃ¢ÂÂ. All peoples start their quest towards Jerusalem towards the showdown of their lifetimes.
This was a book I reviewed for Tyndale House Publishers.
August 18, 2011
So Nicolae is back- raised from the dead and now the world is good and ready to bow down to him. Most of the world, anyway. For the Tribulation Force, life continues to become harder as they resist Carpathia's "one world" religion and government...and the mark that all people must receive to buy or sell. Resistance means death.
So now we'reto the point where things are really getting bad. And stressful. Of course, if you've gotten this far in the Left Behind series, The Mark won't be much worse for the characters than in the other six books. But be prepared anyway!
August 17, 2011
My Favorite In The Series So Far!
Chaim's eyes are exposed to the truth. Plans are being set to administer the chip consisting of a mark proving complete loyalty to Carpathia will be embedded under the skin of the right hard or in the forehead of his followers. His followers will then be able to buy and sell. Those who oppose the mark will be destroyed. David, a part of Carpathia's payroll and a believer, is worried about his and his fellow believers lives. More people come to have the mark of God on their foreheads opposing Carpathia's plan.
My favorite in the series to date promises action and suspenseful twists and turns. I felt that the dialogue and scene worked well and as the books before this this one also introduces new characters that I was able to connect with. The overall message was inspiring and I was again challenged in my faith. I was highly entertained and found the pages going by quickly as I was so immersed into the storyline. Highly recommend!
August 16, 2011