Rayford Steele, Chloe Steele, Buck Williams and Bruce Barnes find themselves left behind. This group of believers, as well as others left behind but becoming believers, are otherwise known as "Tribulation Saints", to differentiate from the pre-Rapture designation of Christian. The question of what to do in response to this radical change in situation arises. They propose to fight the perceived threat that Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia poses in the form of eradicating all religion and establishing a single world religion. The dogma consists that "there is no heaven nor hell, just [the left-behind]." In addition, Nicolae twisted the message of world-famous rabbi Tsion Ben-Judah about Messiah, in order to point to himself as thus. Buck flies to Jerusalem to meet Ben-Judah and present him to the two witnesses (described in Revelation) stationed at the United Nations-blockaded Western Wall. He converts to Christianity, believing that Jesus is the one and only Messiah; thus disproving Carpathia.
The book also narrates the love and marriage of Chloe and Buck, alongside that of Rayford and the new believer Amanda White. However, both Buck, who becomes publisher of Global Community Weekly, Formely Global Weekly, and Rayford, who is handpicked to pilot Carpathia's jet, are in the distressing position of watching Carpathia, now Supreme Potentate of the Global Community, strengthen his grip on the world, witnessing how he orchestrates World War III to bring the former world powers under his heel and how he bamboozles Israeli botanist Chaim Rosenzweig into giving the U.N. his illustrious Eden formula for a U.N.-guaranteed peace treaty with Israel, thus initiating the Tribulation.
Great| Posted June 10, 2012
I am a huge fan of the Left Behind series. The story is interesting and captivating. The characters are so relatable. I could not put the book down. It was so good. I love how the whole series outlines the events of the end times. It makes me look forward to jesus' second coming and want to witness to other people about him.
Awesome Book| Posted June 03, 2012
This is one of those books that can truly captivate me. The writing is phenomenal, and the story is constantly building. The story is constantly changing, never any real slow moments. It also has deep Christian believes, and those have made me study my faith more then ever before. I would definitely recommend this book!
Incredible| Posted August 22, 2009
This book was an eye opener for me... It showed me on a human's frail attempt to understand God's plan how crazy this world is going to get. I have read the intire series and am amazed by all of them... Even the three new one Tim Lahaye wrote. I just love this book a ton!!!