08/07/03 - You Don't Need to Be Left Behind


This week's newsletter is jammed-packed with contests and great products for Left Behind readers. One contest is exclusively for you, the Left Behind newsletter subscribers!

But first, on a serious note, our last poll asked readers if they were ready for Jesus to return. Many responded they weren't sure they were ready or knew they weren't ready and didn't know what to do. Our feature article gives answers right from God's Word. If you're not sure you're ready for Christ to return, please read this article. If you're sure you're saved and ready for Christ's Second Coming, read this article for great ideas on how to talk to your unsaved friends.

Now, back to the contests and great books. As we said, the first contest is exclusively for newsletter subscribers. Enter this contest today to win a free copy of both of the new Left Behind Bible Study guides (see details about the books below in Recent Releases). We'll give away copies of both books to the first 100 entries. Click here to enter the contest.

Also, Mel Odom, author of Apocalypse Dawn, has signed 10 copies of his new military thriller, which we'll give away in the monthly contest. Check below to find details on how to win one of these signed copies.

And don't forget to check out all the great new books for adults as well as kids, Bible studies based on the Left Behind series, and dramatic audio CDs. There's something for everyone!

As always, thanks for reading, and feel free to forward this newsletter to your friends!

Marty White and Rob Moll
for the LeftBehind.com team


You Don't Need to Be Left Behind You Don't Need to Be Left Behind
In the latest poll on leftbehind.com, we asked the question "Are you ready for Jesus to return?" Website polls are not statistically valid surveys, but they can be illuminating. Here's how the responses broke down:

   • I'm anxiously expecting his return: 4043
   • I hope he comes during my lifetime, but not yet: 2155
   • I need to get ready: 610
   • I'm afraid I'll be Left Behind: 678
   • I know I'll be left behind, but I don't know what to do: 203

More than 50 percent of respondents said "I'm anxiously expecting his return." Nearly 3 in 10 either had unfinished business or maybe had loved ones not yet saved when they said "I hope he comes in my lifetime, but not yet." Just under 2 in 10 said either "I need to get ready" or "I'm afraid I'll be left behind." Another small group, about 3 in 100, said "I know I'll be left behind, but I don't know what to do."

We'd like to talk to those of you who don't feel ready or don't know what to do to avoid being left behind. By reading the Left Behind series you'll find examples of people who have decided to put their faith in Christ. You'll also find plenty of teaching from the Bible through characters like Bruce Barnes, Tsion Ben-Judah, and members of the Tribulation Force as they struggle with their own questions. You'll also find a lot of help in the Seek God section of leftbehind.com.

Right now, though, it might be helpful to review some material from the 16-page booklet Will I Be Left Behind? This booklet, available at Christian bookstores, helps you answer the question, "Are you ready for the moment of truth?"

The booklet starts by answering questions about prophecy and the end times. We'll pick up as it turns to more personal things.

| take me to the article |

 Win Stuff!

Apocalypse Dawn This month we have a very special prize for 10 people:

Win an autographed copy of the new military thriller by Mel Odom—Apocalypse Dawn!

| click here to post your entry |

 Recent Releases

Apocalypse Dawn We're pleased to announce the release of the new Left Behind military thriller, Apocalypse Dawn. You won't want to miss this novel that includes many of the Left Behind characters you've come to know. Read more. (If you didn't catch the interview with the book's author in the last issue, you can read it here.)

These Will Not Be Left Behind Check out the inspiring new book, These Will Not Be Left Behind. While the characters in the Left Behind series are fiction, the people in this book are real. Read dramatic true accounts from people whose lives were changed as a result of reading the Left Behind series. This book makes a great witnessing tool. Read more.

Armageddon Dramatic Audio Armageddon: An Experience In Sound and Drama is now available. Listen to the trailer here. Click here to see who plays each character. Some really look the part!

Armageddon is the 11th book in the continuing drama of those left behind at the Rapture. The cast of characters changes dramatically leading to the cosmic battle of the ages. Carpathia has assembled an army that covers the land from horizon to horizon. Don't miss this latest installment in the Left Behind series! | details |

Check out the new Bible study guides for Left Behind!

The RaptureThe Rapture—Book 1
In Left Behind, readers are exposed to a dramatic and terrifying interpretation of what might occur when Christians are suddenly removed from the earth. In this new Bible study readers will delve into the biblical truth behind this fictional account of the Rapture to develop a deeper understanding of the biblical Rapture. | details |

The AntichristThe Antichrist—Book 2
The Mark presents a frightening portrayal of the Antichrist. Carpathia, indwelt by Satan as the beast, begins tightening his grip on the world. In this second study in the Left Behind Bible Study series, participants will use The Mark as a springboard for studying the prophecies surrounding the Antichrist. | details |

New from the Left Behind Kids Series!

After witnessing a horrific plane crash, Judd and Lionel must find a way back to Jerusalem on their own. A terrifying scene awaits them as Nicolae Carpathia prepares for another deadly display. | details |

Murder in the Holy PlaceMurder in the Holy Place—#30
Racing against time, Vicki and the stateside Young Tribulation Force must decide if they will risk their lives to help believers held by the Global Community. Vicki is thrilled at the return of an old friend. | details |

Live Action AudioKids Live Action Audio—Based On Books 13-21
Let your kids join the Young Trib Force as books 13-21 of the Kids series come to life in the newest Kids Live Action Audio.

Prophecy Club

Prophecy Club

 More Articles from LeftBehind.com

Why Should I Join the Prophecy Club?

Living By Bold Faith

How Will Christ's Second Coming Be Different from His First?


NLT Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.

 Daily Quote

Click here for your daily Left Behind quote.


In Bruce Barnes's sermon, what percentage of the remaining world's population would be wiped out before the end of the seven year Tribulation? (from Tribulation Force)

A. 30
B. 60
C. 75
D. 90

Click here for the correct answer

 This Week's Poll

Have you ever been compelled to pray for a person without knowing the reason why?

  • Yes
  • No
Vote here, and see how your answer compares to others'.

Explore LeftBehind.com:
Home | Books | Audio | Kids | Products | End Times
Seek God | Live for God | Interact | Free! | News

The LeftBehind.com Newsletter

© Copyright 2003 leftbehind.com, Tyndale House Publishers. All rights reserved.