The Official Newsletter of the Left Behind® Series from Tyndale House Publishers     Thursday, June 23, 2005
Baseball Game with Jerry JenkinsTake the Jerry Jenkins Left Behind Challenge!
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Left Behind, we're sending one of our lucky Left Behind fans to a Chicago Cubs Game with Jerry Jenkins!

If you feel you're a Left Behind expert, then take the challenge. The questions are taken from The Authorized Left Behind Handbook. If you'd like to purchase a copy to help you answer the questions, click here (purchase not required to win).

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Jerry JenkinsExclusive Interview with Jerry Jenkins
Jerry answers reader questions about The Rising

Many readers responded with their impressions of The Rising, the first in the prequel trilogy to the Left Behind series (the second to come out in November). Most found The Rising to be a great read, some calling it the best of the series. Of course, not everyone agreed, but praise for the book ran high.

The major concern raised by a significant number was the dark tone of the book, which made it difficult to read for many, impossible to finish for a few, and deemed inappropriate for younger readers.

We thought we should ask co-author Jerry Jenkins to respond to some of your reactions. We also asked about some details in the story. So, be forewarned, we don't want to spoil your experience if you haven't finished reading The Rising!

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 In Tribute

Ken TaylorRemembering Ken Taylor
Ken Taylor may not be a household name, but many are familiar with his work. Concerned for making the Bible easily understood, he worked on a paraphrase in modern English. The first section, Paul's letters, became Living Letters in 1962. When no one else would publish it, he and his wife Margaret founded Tyndale House Publishers, which publishes the Left Behind series. Soon, Living Letters was enthusiastically adopted by Billy Graham in his Crusades. By the time Ken finished the entire Bible, The Living Bible became the number-one selling book in America in 1972 and 1973. Ken died on June 10, at the age of 88. Read a tribute to this extraordinary man. here.

Joel Rosenberg

Joel RosenbergDaily Dispatches from the Middle East!
Visiting history, imagining the future.

Joel Rosenberg, whose newest novel The Ezekiel Option will be released next Monday, has been traveling in Israel and Jordan. One of the reasons for the trip is to research his next novel, The Copper Scroll. Don't miss what he has to say in his daily blog! Check out Joel's website.

The Ezekiel Option

The Ezekiel Option, by Joel Rosenberg
The Ezekiel Option, available June 27, is an explosive new political thriller that literally feels ripped from tomorrow's headlines.

A Russian oil baron's death has disconcerting international repercussions—from Moscow to Tehran and Washington to Europe. On assignment in Jerusalem, senior White House adviser Jon Bennett uncovers a chilling conspiracy eerily reminiscent of Ezekiel's prophecies. With the world headed toward war, has the countdown to the final judgment begun?

Visit Joel's website to read more about him, his work, and to check out his weblog.

 Jerry Jenkins in Israel

Israel The Ultimate Research Trip
Jerry recently returned from a trip to Israel to explore the roots of Scripture. See, hear, and experience the Holy Land as he researched upcoming projects and learned more about our joint spiritual heritage.
 Left Behind Games

Left Behind Games

The Left Behind series is coming to a PC GAME near you. Although the first game will be released between Christmas 2005 and Easter 2006, you can download the FREE Trivia Game from our website. You can also visit our online store with more than 90 Left Behind products at prices lower than Amazon.com. Visit our website.

 Left Behind Contest

<i>The Rising Enter the June LeftBehind.com Contest!
Ten first-prize winners will receive a copy of The Rising, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins.

Five second-prize winners will receive a membership to the Left Behind Prophecy Club.

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