Reader and Reviewer Response to the Left Behind series

"I was given the first book years ago by a close friend. I look forward to each release. I'm not a religious person and felt somewhat threatened by the fact that the series is religious but I got over that real fast and have turned all the people in my office on to these books."

"Once I started reading the series, I couldn't stop!!! Book 1 definitely makes you want to continue to read the entire series."

"I just loved these books. They are incredible and make me do so much soul searching."

"This book (series) really got me thinking who am I going to live my life for. I hope it does the same for you."

"As a Christian who has studied end time prophecy for about sixteen years, I am impressed with the authors' knowledge of biblical prophecy. The pages of Revelation come alive in this book."

"The Left Behind books are some of the best books I've ever read. They make the characters real and explain some of the things in Revelation that I haven't understood before."

"I had my doubts about this book when I first picked it up two days ago. After all the hype on the book and the movie I did not want to jump in on the band-wagon. But after I began the book I literally could not put it down. This book was excellent and I have already begun the second. I am now a full-fledged Left Behind series reader. May God bless the readers and writers of this wonderful series."

"This is the most successful Christian-fiction series ever."

"Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins … are doing for Christian fiction what John Grisham did for courtroom thrillers."

"The authors' style continues to be thoroughly captivating and keeps the reader glued to the book, wondering what will happen next. And it leaves the reader hungry for more."

"Combines Tom Clancy-like suspense with touches of romance, high-tech flash and Biblical references."

"It's not your mama's Christian fiction anymore."

"Wildly popular—and highly controversial."

"Bible teacher LaHaye and master storyteller Jenkins have created a believable story of what could happen after the Rapture. They present the gospel clearly without being preachy, the characters have depth, and the plot keeps the reader turning pages."

"Christian thriller. Prophecy-based fiction. Juiced-up morality tale. Call it what you like, the Left Behind series … now has a label its creators could never have predicted: blockbuster success."

"… they can be fun and engaging, with fast-paced plotting, global drama, regular cliff-hanger endings, and what has to be the quintessential villain: Satan himself."

"That dull, clunking noise you hear is the sound of comic-book editors smashing their heads against the wall after hearing that the first two issues of a Christian comic book slipped at 'X-Men' level figures."
[A Reference to the Left Behind Series Graphic Novels]

"…an enormous number of those [Christian] believers, and millions of others, bought one of the most popular ongoing novel series of all time. …"

"… Not just any fiction, Jenkins … employed the techniques of suspense and thriller novels to turn the end of the world into an exciting, stay-up-late-into-the-night, page-turning story."

"Jenkins is a pro."

"… A lot of people buying the books are not Evangelical Christians and may not even understand the theology behind them. Most people just find them a ripping yarn, a good story."