This tenth book in the best-selling Left Behind starts out with God miraculously protecting both believers and nonbelievers in Petra from a rain of fiery missiles. Dr. Tsion Ben-Judah and Chaim begins to teach them the Lord's Word, all the while Carpathia thinks he has the upper hand with the Trib Force gathered all together. Tsion and Chaim begin developing programs to teach believers world-wide (as much as the world is left, even as Petra is swept for any known impostors. Now with six months into the Great Tribulation, Jews and other believers were being tortured and killed on every continent. Rayford and George are punished to do manual labor. Now with more of God's judgments being sent, Carpathia and others are steeped in heat.
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Evident that God provides for his people sparing them from the suffering of the unbelievers, Tsion's encouraging voice can be heard throughout causing rejoicing among the believers. Carpathia and his evil constituants were not pleased when their efforts to destroy the gathered believers at Petra failed. Carpathia calls Leon to appoint others to perform great stunts in an effort to further bring more devotees to worship his image. He steps up his tortuous punishment regime for the Jewish people insisting that they will submit to the mark of the beast.
This book in the series had alot of action and drama but I found it fell short by not holding my attention through the middle sections. The beginning and ending are superb however. This series is very thought provoking and has challenged my faith and I would highly recommend them to others as I have throughly enjoyed them so far.
"The Remnant" is the tenth 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, one million believers of the world are assembled at Petra, and Nicolae is ecstatic as he prepares to destroy them all while they are in one place. But God has his hand on Petra, and Nicolae's attempts at destruction are miraculously thwarted.
The earth is physically reeling from the judgments that have been unleashed, making life continually unbearable for those who have taken the mark.
All pretenses on the part of Nicolae and the Tribulation Force are now gone as the forces of good and evil prepare for the battle to come: Armageddon.
This book is setting up for the ultimate battle that will be fought against good and evil. It has its exciting parts as there are miracles occurring and daring rescues being attempted. But it also has its sad parts as many believers are killed.
I especially enjoyed the situations that took place at Petra during this book: the miracles, the teachings of Tsion Ben-Judah, and the stories of those who took refuge at Petra but had not yet decided whose side they were on.
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.