Left Behind (series)

series of 16 novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, published 1995-2007

The Left Behind series (or just Left Behind) is a fictional book series written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. The series takes place during, and after the rapture. Besides the best-selling fiction book series, there are also graphic novels, CDs, and a Left Behind: The Kids series.

Left Behind series
AuthorTim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
CountryUnited States
GenreChristian fiction
PublisherTyndale House Publishers
Publication date
31 December, 1995 through 3 April 2007
Media typePrint (Hardcover, Paperback; also made into Graphic novel and audiobook)

The booksEdit

Note: The first three books were written later in time, but are a prequel to the series.

  1. The Rising: Antichrist is Born: Before They Were Left Behind
  2. The Regime: Evil Advances: Before They Were Left Behind
  3. The Rapture: In the Twinkling of an Eye: Countdown to Earth's Last Days
  4. Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days
  5. Tribulation Force: The Continuing Drama of Those Left Behind
  6. Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist
  7. Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides
  8. Apollyon: The Destroyer Is Unleashed
  9. Assassins: Assignment: Jerusalem, Target: Antichrist
  10. The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession
  11. The Mark: The Beast Rules the World
  12. Desecration: Antichrist Takes the Throne
  13. The Remnant: On the Brink of Armageddon
  14. Armageddon: The Cosmic Battle of the Ages
  15. Glorious Appearing: The End of Days
  16. Kingdom Come: The Final Victory

Major charactersEdit

  • Rayford Steele - Captain for Pan-Continental in his mid-forties
  • Chloe Steele Williams - Daughter of Rayford and wife of "Buck"
  • Cameron "Buck" Williams - Journalist for Global Weekly and the husband of Chloe
  • Bruce Barnes - Assistant pastor at New Hope Village Church
  • Nicolae Jetty Carpathia - A man from Romania who would become the antichrist

The moviesEdit

Note: The first of the books were made into movies starring Kirk Cameron.

Other websitesEdit