- Gebundene Ausgabe: 468 Seiten
- Verlag: Tyndale Pub (Oktober 1995)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0842329110
- ISBN-13: 978-0842329118
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 23,4 x 15,9 x 3,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1.326 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 502.410 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – Oktober 1995
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Piloting his 747, Rayford Steele is musing about his wife Irene's irritating religiosity and contemplating the charms of his "drop-dead gorgeous" flight attendant, Hattie. First Irene was into Amway, then Tupperware, and now it's the Rapture of the Saints--the scary last story in the Bible in which Christians are swept to heaven and unbelievers are left behind to endure the Antichrist's Tribulation. Steele believes he'll put the plane on autopilot and go visit Hattie. But Hattie's in a panic: some of the passengers have disappeared! The Rapture has happened, abruptly driverless cars are crashing all over, and the slick, sinister Romanian Nicolae Carpathia plans to use the UN to establish one world government and religion. Resembling "a young Robert Redford" and silver-tongued in nine languages, Carpathia is named People's "Sexiest Man Alive." (This reviewer, a former People writer, finds this plot twist plausible.) Meanwhile, Steele teams up with Buck Williams, a buck-the-system newshound, to form the Tribulation Force, an underground of left-behind penitents battling the Antichrist.
Ex-presidential candidate Pat Robertson briefly outsold Michael Crichton with his apocalypse novel The End of the Age (now available on audiocassette), and the similar The Third Millennium sells well, but the Left Behind series is the absolute champion in the race to make the Book of Revelation into racy thriller reading. --Tim Appelo -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
After millions of people around the world vanish in one moment, in what many claim to be the Rapture, Rayford Steele begins a search for the truth amidst global chaos.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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I had high hopes for this series when it first came to my attention; it sounded just like what I was looking for, the Biblical end-times put into a fictional plot, so that one could get a better grip of what it might be like. After reading van Kampen's "The Sign" (which is good, but hard-going and a non-fictional analysis) I thought LaHaye and Jenkin's concept might make a nice change.
Well, I must say that the whole CONCEPT of the book strikes me as really good. There are such brilliant ideas in there, such genuninly good bases for exciting plots and stories - but they all get butchered by abyssmal writing and a complete lack of developing either the characters or the story to just a margin of their potential. Either the story moves along much too fast and without any insight into the development of what the characters experience during all these horrific scenarios (i.e. wittnessing the chaos on earth after the Rapture, Buck's (non-)reaction when he sees his friend being blasted to bits by a bomb etc.) or the conversation/plot moves round and round in the same circles all the time (i.e. Chloe's process of becoming a Christian, Rayford and Hattie's (non-)relationship etc.). The charcters are all so under-developed that I simply couldn't care for them at all. But quite apart from that, I found the whole style of writing so stilted and immature, that it reminded me of a highschool paper rather than a novel...
I am usually a great fan of series, because you get to visit and re-visit the same "people" all the time, sharing a bit of their "life" and "fate".Lesen Sie weiter... ›
This "book" is just plainly BAD. Motive - religious delusion, Language - simplistic redneck level, Plot - complete fraud, Characters - cheap comics, Writing skills - oh, boy ! , Message - none, Lessons learned - keep away from religion or you'll end up reading and believing this nonsense....
I come to the follwoing conclusions: The writing is bad - to begin with. There are other authors with bad writing skills (Dan Brown, Tom Clancy... to be continued) but they are not trying to preach - they just try to entertain and sell books. "Left behind" on the other hand is dangerous. It's applauded by Christian fundamentalists because it seems to be the perfect means to get all those supposedly "misguided sinners" back on the "right way". What started as a gripping thriller turns into a disquisition on (or rather in favour of) Christian fundamentalism: People are punished who don't believe everything just because its written somewhere. Using your own brain will get you straight to hell. Of course there are the sceptics (what a "brilliant" stylistic device) who turn into true believers within a few pages - it took them nothing more than listening to a sermon and they fall on their knees.
What's dangerous is that people will tend to belive in this book - either because they are not critical or because they are already very fundamental about their believes. And making use of the fact that so many people are listening now, the authors take the chance to communicate some more of their absurd world picture: damning international finance, freedom of press, the single European currency, other religions even... without anyone really noticing.
This is pure dogmatic infiltration. This is about proselytisation. This is about snatching courious paperback readers and about bearing out fanatics. It promotes fudamentalism.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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Definitely worth reading! Was captivated by the entire 12 books. The author described the book of Revelations in a very wonderful way!Vor 12 Monaten von Patricia Naumann Tan veröffentlicht
Unfortunately I did not investigate before I bought this book, the idea sounds nice. However this was probably the worst book I have read in 25 years. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 19. August 2014 von Amazon Customer
I had been reading a lot of spiritual books and was looking for further inspiration - after reading only the book desription I chose Left Behind. That was a big mistake! Lesen Sie weiter...Am 10. Februar 2005 veröffentlicht
This book should be displayed next to "Dianetics".
If you're looking for a good end-time thriller switch to Stephen King. Lesen Sie weiter...
Zuerst dachte ich, dass das Buch nicht viel taugt. Aber nun bin ich so begeistert, dass ich auch noch alle anderen Bände gelesen habe. Erst auf Englisch und dann auf Deutsch. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 21. Juli 2004 veröffentlicht
this book has changed my live! never before i've read a book, that was nearly live changing than this!
god is real! he already loves the world and his children on it! Lesen Sie weiter...
Das erste Band der inzwischen 9 baendigen Reihe der Autoren Tim La Haye und Jerry Jenkins startet gleich mitten in der mysterioesesten Szene der Offenbarung. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 14. Juni 2002 von Amazon Kunde
After hearing all the hype about this book my expectations may have been a little high. But I think my disappointment would have been as great even without the buildup. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 19. September 2000 veröffentlicht
First off, I am a Christian, and although I'm not quite finished with this book, and I've already decided that I won't be reading the rest of the series. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 19. September 2000 von Nancy