Left Behind: The Kids Impact

QUESTION: How have the Left Behind: Kids books affected your child/children?

Here are reader responses:

Jaclyn 3/22/05 12:04 PM
When I was 11 or so my grandmother got me these books 1-12, I was never really interested until a month ago. I was so bored and hungry to read something so I started reading these. I could not stop! My mom got so mad because all I do now is read these books. They have changed my life. I try to get my friends interested, but they dont even know what the rapture is! I just wanted to cry. But I am still reading them and am wanting to get home so I can start book number 27! I cant wait.Thanks again. I could only hope to be as good of writers as you.

Kristen 3/22/05 9:16 PM
Since reading the series I have evaluated my faith in the Lord Jesus and want to thank you personally for giving me the opportunity to put my trust and faith in Jesus.

florence 3/23/05 4:36 AM
i'm 14 years old and i really love the left behind series. I live in Tanzania and I'm a born again christian. When i read your first book from the left behind series (the kids) I was hooked onto them at once. Even though I know about the rupture and everything, it is a great eye opener and reminder, and i get to find some other things i didn't know too. I'm starting to act more on my faith, thanks to your books. God bless you and keep up the good work!

austin 3/23/05 11:27 AM
the left behind books show wats going to happen. great books. keep up the good work!

annie 3/23/05 4:20 PM
O my gosh I love the left behind kids books. my mom got me to start reading them when i was in 4th grade and i love them.im almost half way though the series. i cant wait to get in bed every night and read 3 or 4 chapters. i love the books i cant get enough of them. i cant wait till all of your books are out.thanx for writing them.

Maleena 3/25/05 11:49 AM
I started reading the Kid's series at 14. Now I am 17, and still love reading your books. I feel like I know the characters and am living the story with them. Ever since I started the series I've become more interested in studying the end times. The books are like Bible tracts for unbelievers, what a great ministry! Thankyou.

Yardena 3/25/05 1:50 PM
Hi, My name is Yardena. I'm 15 years old and I live in Holland. I want to tell you how the left behind series: the kids affected me. I got the first two books on my 12th birtday from my grandmother. over the years I've been collecting the books only here in holland it takes longer for the books to get here. because of the translation. anyway, because it took so long my father ordered a box of books from America. I still don't have them all but they do have an affect on you. I got very interested in the books and the End Times. I got this email from a friend of my parents about a chip that is being made and tested. that chip contains GPS and is used to help prevent kidnapping. They tested the chip and came to the conclusion that the best places to put a chip is THE HEAD underneath the scalp andTHE RIGHT HAND. this all shocked me and made me realize that the End Times is near. That maybe our generation will live in it.The chip is called the BIO-CHIP. If you go to www.google.com and search for VERICHIP or MONDEX SMARTCARD, you can read about the chip. So it has a big affect on you. (the books) I hope that many people will change there lives after they read the books. sinserly Yardena (15) Holland

Sarah 3/29/05 9:57 AM
I had heard about the books through family members, so finally I checked them out. I felt so blessed to have read them, because they prompted me to get out my Bible and read God's word for myself. I feel like my relationship with God was strengthened after reading both your books and the Bible together. God is so good!

Briana 3/31/05 10:04 PM
I started reading the Kids series when I was a third grader. They were popular then. But I couldn't finish past the sixth book. I just finished them in over a month and two days. These books just drew me in. These books would be awesome as a movie, they already are a hit with me. Thank you so much with writting the Kids series. I'm almost done with the adult books. Thank you.

Toni 4/1/05 4:06 PM
I did not grow up going to church. Eight years ago it was time to put my daughter in kindergarden. The Christian school in our area was the best option we had, so off she went. One year later, and many scripture memorizations later, a friend gave me the Left Behind book to read. Now mind you, I was not churched, but did believe that God was real and even prayed to Him. I had no one witness to me however. Three quarters of the way through the book, when Buck locked himself in a bathroom stall prior to his meeting with Carpathia, and prayed to ask Jesus to be his Savior, I was moved to climb out of bed and kneel to pray and invite the Lord into my heart as well. My life was immediately changed, even though I had no idea what had happened. God was ever faithful to me, growing me in Him, giving me a hunger and thirst for His word. I was a closet Christian for the longest time, but am blessed to say that my husband also accepted Christ after reading Left Behind, we belong to an awesome Baptist Church in Sarasota Florida, and live for Jesus each new day He gives us. Thank you for your dedication to glorifying God with your lives. We have been saved as a result of Left Behind.

Danielle 4/3/05 3:54 PM
I have been baptized a Catholic since January 28, 2001. I went to church and was faithful to God. However, I somehow lost the way. I always considered myself Christian, but I felt empty inside. I was in a car accident and stopped going to church. I was completely off the path to righteousness. Since then, I have been married and while being happy with my marriage, I still felt unhappy. I talked to my sister one night and she told me about a series called Left Behind. I started reading it less than a month ago and now I am on the fourth book. I wouldn't call myself a born-again Christian, but more like a renewed Christian because I always had Christ in my heart and prayers. I am lucky to have found this series because it may have saved me from an eternity of damnation. I am trying to talk my husband to be more open with his relationship with the Lord and little by little he's giving in. I wanted to thank all the writers and contributors to the Left Behind Series. I've read my bible everyday now and I feel so much more closer to God now. He has blessed me more in the past month than in the past year and I know it's because I'm back on the path of righteousness. Thanks again and may the Lord God bless you and yours for all of our days.

Kris 4/5/05 5:36 PM
I've recently just started reading the series, so I can't say much there, however, I have seen the movies, and I have to say. Before then, I was really falling short of God. But after watching the movie, it changed my life forever. I'm still struggling here and there, but my love for God will never change. Your stories made a huge impact on my life, and I'd like to minister the word of God to as much people as I can. Thank God for having you all write this series. God bless you, and thank you so much.

Corrina 4/5/05 10:40 PM
I received the first book from a co-worker after we had been talking about our Pope being ill and then passing away. I was anxious and uncertain about where this world is headed and what was in store for our futures. I have always thought that I had a good relationship with God, but I know better now. When the character, Rayford, repeated after his new Christian instructor- in order to become saved- I too read those words aloud and began crying almost uncontrollably. Then I confessed my sins to God and when it was all said and done, and I was finally able to stop crying, I felt an enormous weight lifted from me. It was a very powerful experience. I have come back to God, and to prayer and I am very confident that I would not have found this path without this book. I believe God put my co-worker in my path to give me these books and bring me back to where I belong. Thank you for writing them and for enabling countless people like me to find their way to God and live better lives for Him.

Stephanie 4/6/05 5:38 PM
The series has affected me alot! Now I'am really getting close to god! Thank you so much, Stephanie

Michelle 4/8/05 3:20 PM
I have been lost for many years between religions and politics that get in the way. In reading the left behind series I truelly found a peace in my heart that I can't project into words. I am a mom to three children with mental illness, and I know that when Christ comes back that he loves me. I know that I am a child of God and that I have a place in heaven. I am not lost, You have helped me come to Christ and I thank You!!!!

Wendy 4/9/05 2:04 PM
Hello, I first read Left Behind 2 weeks ago. Since reading this book my life has changed. I've suddenly started reading the Bible and can't seem to get enough of it. But, I feel like I'm not going to be in God's favor and if the Rapture should happen in my lifetime I will be left behind. I've never murdered anyone, but I have numerous other sins that I feel can't be forgiven. And i feel like a fraud. I have a gambling problem and I know its wrong and i can't stop. Each time I want to look to God for help but make myself not think of it so that I may gamble just one more time hoping for one last big money so that I CAN quit and then completely turn my life over to God. But this is wrong and I know it. This is what makes me feel like I'm not ever going to taken to God because I'm a fraud. :( I'm crying here and honestly don't know what to do. I mean its pretty clear but I can't stop. I also want to say Thank you for these books. They've changed my life and brought me closer to God than I've ever been in my life. Thank You!! Wendy

anonymous 4/9/05 9:22 PM
hi,i"m only fourteen but God has done alot for me one thing he did for me was when i was at church one day at a revival and the evangelist was preaching and while the evangelist was praying i made a prayer to God. when the evangilist came by my way praying for someone else so i moved over to get out of the evangilist way the evangelist moved by me and started saying that the lord said that it is alright now. i was so thankful it was awesome

Jessica 4/12/05 6:21 PM
I just want to let you know your books have brought me tons closer to God. I can now find myself talking with God all the time. I used to believe in him but now I not only trust in him but put my life in his hands. I want you to know that you are now heros to many children including myself for publishing these books you have done a wonderful job. Thank you!

Melissa 4/12/05 10:44 PM
I could not put any one of the books down. I was pregnant while I was reading them and sometimes, I would catch myself reading them out loud. She loved the books too!!! I can't wait until she is old enough to start the series! I have been a christian for many years and I am still blown away by how God works through people. FANTASTIC JOB!! Praise God!!

Yardena 4/14/05 8:49 AM
Hi, my name is yardena. I'm from Holland. I just want to say how grateful i am for the left behind: the kids. I got the first two books when i was twelvee. I'm fifteen now and I've just read book 24. I can't wait for the other books to arrive. these books made me thnik a lot. I've been going to church ever since i was born. But it seemed so common. Just something you do every sunday. These books made me realize how wonderful God is and how powerful he is. I thank the Lord for being in my live and for giving me these books to read. Thank you Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins. you made it easy for us to understand the end Times and Revelation. I love the characters from your books and they're really good books to read. Yardena

charlotte 4/14/05 2:19 PM
im 11 and im going to heaven im sure i am the books saved me

Cindy 4/14/05 3:24 PM
I don't really know what to say. I just started to read the Left Behind Series and I got all into it. My point is, now I believe.

Shawn 4/14/05 3:45 PM
I have to say that your books have had a strong impact on my life and the lives of my family. After reading your books I was truly hooked and could not wait for the next one to come out. The books helped me to understand that God is a loving God and wants all of us to come to him. I have totally completely given my life over to God after reading your books and started to pray more and read the bible more. I truly understand now what it is to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. God truly has used the two of you to bring people to him. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your talents and your books.

Laura 4/15/05 2:19 PM
dear who ever is reading this, may God bless you. before i read the left behind i was a christian but the books really helped me to become close to God.and it encouraged me to read the blible. i have and it changes my life just like the left behind for kids books helped me. thanks!