The Official Newsletter of the Left Behind® Series from Tyndale House Publishers
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Welcome to today's issue of the LeftBehind.com newsletter!
As Harry Caray used to say: "Holy Cow!" We have something fun in store for a lucky Left Behind fan! Beginning next Wednesday, June 1, you can enter our new contest for a chance to win a trip for you and a guest to attend a Cubs game with Jerry Jenkins! Be sure to visit the Left Behind site next Wednesday to take the challenge.
Speaking of Jerry, he's taking a trip to Israel and will be telling about his research and adventures each day. See the link below and take the trip vicariously with him by checking back each day to see what he's up to.
In our feature article this week, we compiled responses from readers who told us what they thought about the new series Revelations. You'll find them below with some commentary by Dr. Stu Johnson. I'm sure you'll be surprised by some of the reviews, so take a look!
Any fans of The Simpsons out there? In a recent episode, Homer watches an apocalyptic movie, researches the end times, and experiences the Rapture! We asked Jerry Jenkins how he felt about this episode, which seems to have been influenced by the Left Behind series. Read his response below!
Also, don't miss Joel Rosenberg's latest article about President Bush's recent trip to Moscow. The President had some surprising things to say while there. Joel sorts it out for you below.
Thanks for joining us this week!
for the LeftBehind.com team
Jerry Jenkins in Israel
The Ultimate Research Trip
Join Jerry as he visits Israel to explore the roots of Scripture. This is your chance to see, hear, and experience the Holy Land as he researches upcoming projects and learns more about our joint spiritual heritage.
After critics were stunned by the success of Mel Gibson's The Passion of The Christ last year, Hollywood has gotten religion. NBC took a giant step by committing six hours to the Revelations series that ended last night. Like it or not, the program was extraordinary for moving beyond the territory opened up by CBS, which brought us Touched by an Angel and then Joan of Arcadia.
We asked Left Behind readers for their comments on Revelations. Some tried but decided not to watch because it was so far from the Bible, while others thoroughly enjoyed it as good storytelling. Still others, while uncomfortable with its distortions, felt it was important to watch in order to better inform their conversations with non-believers. Stu Johnson presents a brief overview and some of the many responses that came from readers.
Jerry Jenkins on the "Rapture" of Homer Simpson In a recent episode of The Simpsons, Homer believes the Rapture is coming in a week and decides the only way he can get into heaven is to warn others. He experiences the Rapture (or maybe a heat-induced dream) where he rampages in heaven and convinces God to delay doomsday and returns to his family. We asked Jerry what he thought about the episode. Read what he has to say here.