Monday, June 13, 2011

Left Behind (Left Behind Book 1) by Tim Lahaye & Jerry Jenkins

Book Description:
When the trumpet sounds, where will you be? Passengers in an airborne Boeing 747 find out in this riveting novel by renowned Christian speaker Tim LaHaye and master storyteller Jerry Jenkins. Without any warning, passengers mysteriously disappear from their seats. Terror and chaos slowly spread not only through the plane but also worldwide as unusual events continue to unfold. For those who have been left behind, the apocalypse has just begun. This fictional account of life after the Rapture delivers an urgent call to today's readers to prepare their own hearts and minister to others.
Book 1 in the best-selling Left Behind series.
Airline pilot Captain Rayford Steele guides his terror-filled 747 back to the ground with more than 100 seats empty except for clothes, jewelry, eyeglasses, shoes, and socks. Steele finds that his wife and 12-year-old son have vanished, but he and his college-age daughter, Chloe, have been left behind. He and Cameron "Buck" Williams, who had been on Rayford's plane, launch a frantic search for the truth.
My Thoughts:
This was a wonderful, thought provoking book. Ray is piloting a 747 when the rapture occurs. While he is fantasizing about a flight attendant, people go missing all over his plane. He soon realizes that it isn't only his plane and that it has happened literally everywhere! Buck if flying on the 747 when a lady requests he help her find her missing husband because he left his clothes and he was very modest. As a journalist, his interest is piqued and he has to get to the bottom of this. Ray rushes home to find his devoted wife and young son missing but his daughter, that had always been like him, was still alive and he realizes the rapture has occurred and they were all left behind.
The characters in this book were amazing. Each one was real and the rapture could occur just as they wrote. It is a fictional book about something that is really going to occur and it does make you stop and think of what will happen to those that are left behind. Will some band together? Will it be a preacher? Sunday school teacher? Since it is an individual choice, there is no way to know how each person's story will unfold but this book is a wonderful example of what can happen.
5/5. This was a book I think everyone should read.


  1. I remember loving the first few books in this series. I think numbers 1-3 were excellent, after that they started to drag a little bit. Then I finished reading them out of obligation because I'd invested so much time in the series.