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Left Behind author Tim LaHaye, to publish new prophetic book series


Earlier this year I posted a series which questioned the prophecy interpretations used in the Left Behind books. If interested you can locate them here.

World Magazine:

Left Behind fans, rejoice—a new Tim LaHaye series is coming next year.

With his wife of 62 years, Beverly, sitting next to him and suggesting that he not reveal much of the plot, the 83-year-old pastor and author said the next series will be an action-adventure one featuring a wealthy, retired Air Force lieutenant colonel desperately trying to keep two neutron bombs from blowing up New York City.

“Based on the same prophecies as in the Left Behind series,” LaHaye declared.

His co-author this time will be Craig Parshall rather than Jerry Jenkins, but LaHaye promises, “It will have people leaping off their seats.” (more here)

6 comments on “Left Behind author Tim LaHaye, to publish new prophetic book series

  1. I am breathlessly not waiting for this on the edge of my seat.

    And no, contrary to the last sentence up there, I do not think I will be leaping off my seat. Unless in despair, over how the Word of the Lord is mangled and fed to weaker brethren who become duped that God would never have a believer suffer, even though christians have suffered horribly, non-stop, since Stephen was martyred.

    Slaves of Christ should be renewing their minds to find grace in the Spirit to be courageous in suffering for Christ’s sake and to count it all glory. Not scanning the sky for a secret rescue where we can avoid the inconvenience of suffering that all the other believers throughout history could not avoid. This sort of thing is only going to make very weak brethren (or even, ‘professed’ brethren), who are appalled at Christ when they find themselves suffering for His sake.

  2. Yippee, more gems from Lahaye! (sarcasm)

    Like Brian, there’s only one reason this book might make me leap off my seat–in reaction to the hype over Lahaye’s latest money-making scheme. Brian’s right. Left-behindism gets along well with the prosperity gospel in suggesting that today’s generation of believers is destined to avoid suffering. It’s as if we think the warnings in the Parable of the Sower doesn’t apply today (“As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away.”–Matthew 13:20-21)

    Really, this will be a whole series? Shouldn’t Lahaye be thinking about calling it a career, retiring, and spending time with the family?

    • Like Brian, there’s only one reason this book might make me leap off my seat–in reaction to the hype over Lahaye’s latest money-making scheme.

      Some time back i read how much money he made on the Left Behind books, games, etc. and cannot for the life of me recall the figure. But i do remember i was astounded!

      There are also graphic novels, CDs, and a Left Behind series for teens. Audio dramatizations based on the first thirteen titles have also been produced for broadcast on Christian radio. The series written for teens is called Left Behind:The Kids. The plot of this series is the same as the adult series, but the main protagonists are teenagers. Several of the main books have also been turned into movies by the Canadian motion picture studio Cloud Ten Pictures, including Left Behind: The Movie, Left Behind II: Tribulation Force, and Left Behind: World at War.

      Two spin-off series have been written: a political series by Neesa Hart, and a military series by Mel Odom.

      A video game, Left Behind: Eternal Forces, was released for the PC on November 6, 2006. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_Behind_(series)

  3. And no, contrary to the last sentence up there, I do not think I will be leaping off my seat. Unless in despair,…

    Yes that was my first reaction also–“O NO! not another series”

    Many Christians read the left behind books as “scriptural truth”…i still see threads on Christian boards where they are discussed like they are the bible!

  4. Lahaye and Jenkins are fear mongers. They sensationalize and distort scripture for profit.

  5. I think tim lahaye is nothing but a crook and using the left behind series to make money because he is too lazy to get a real job.

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