Left Behind Or Led Astray?

Let’s define success. The Left Behind series, written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins has now sold over 60 million copies. There are 11 sequels to the original novel, and three prequels. The series has also spawned a children’s series with nearly 40...

‘Left Behind?: The Facts Behind the Fiction’

Many Bible-believing Christians worried “The DaVinci Code” would blur the line between fiction and what the Bible says about the life of Jesus. But a new book says millions of evangelicals are buying a marginal and fairly recent theology behind the...

The Challenge of ‘Left Behind’

One pastor’s story can offer some insights on the popularity of this fiction series. Jason Byassee writes in his article “Enraptured: What’s Behind ‘Left Behind’?” that he had never met anyone who believed in the rapture–not...

What’s Really Behind the ‘Left Behind’ Novels

A fellow browser in a bookstore a few months ago asked me about the “Left Behind” novels that have set record sales in religious and secular bookstores the past few years. I don’t know where the fellow was coming from, but he was evidently disturbed...