Anyone read the "Left Behind" series

  1. I was wondering if anyone out there has read any of the "Left Behind" series? I just started reading it, and I'm addicted!
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  3. by   kristi915
    I haven't read the books, although I'd like to. But my boyfriend and I watched the dvd. It was a really good movie, and I would love to read the books sometime. Hope you enjoy them!
  4. by   finallyRN
    I started reading the series and was addicted to it too. I finished the last one and haven't started the new one yet. what a great series.
  5. by   Mama Val
    I just started reading Revelation and I love the series. Although I am not a "Christian" I still find the series interesting, thought provoking and the story lines are well done with a few twists and turns. A very good read for a lazy day off.
  6. by   RN-PA
    I've read all of the books in the Left Behind series except for the latest, "The Remnant". An LPN at work is going to bring me her copy of the book next week and I can't wait to read it! I'm usually not a big fiction reader-- I prefer nonfiction-- but these books really hooked me. I saw the "Left Behind" movie, too, and thought it was pretty good. I wonder if there are plans to do any movie sequels?

    For anyone who wants more information on the series, I did a quick google search and found a book distributor which has brief descriptions about each book:

    http://www.christianbook.com/html/st...html?p=1012333

    For the "official" Left Behind website, go to:

    http://www.leftbehind.com/
  7. by   tinkertoys
    I've read all the books in the series, too. I'm on my second time through - there was such a gap between books, that I wanted to read them straight through without the gaps... am saving "The Remnant" for last, so I can read it in order. I think they're wonderful books. Yes, they're fictions, but they follow right along with the prophecys in Revelations... this is how the future could be... and it's scary how closely today's news fits in with some of it!
  8. by   live4today
    I have seen the movie "Left Behind", but have not read the book.
    My oldest daughter's children saw the movie with their parents and entire church congregation, and she says the children have been so well behaved since seeing that movie. When I asked the two older kids what they thought of the movie, they ranted and raved about how "good" they are going to be because they don't want to be "left behind". :chuckle The movie freaked me out, so I can only imagine how it must have affected the older kids. Of course, the littlest members of that family carry on "as usual" with their little tyke behavior. :chuckle
  9. by   NurseDennie
    Originally posted by NICUNURSE
    I was wondering if anyone out there has read any of the "Left Behind" series? I just started reading it, and I'm addicted!
    Wow - funny you should ask! I visited my in-laws last weekend, and as we were leaving, my MIL gave me the first three books in the series. Hubby read them up to whatever was out at the time, but he'd borrowed them and I didn't read them.

    The first one was ..... "interesting." It reads like a high school age book or younger, and a lot of the stuff they describe reads like a school essay. I almost put the book down in boredom several times.

    But by the end, I was interested enough in the characters to read the second book. Which I ran through yesterday! I just started NICOLAI and I have a feeling I'll be getting the rest of the series!

    Haven't seen the movie.

    Love

    Dennie
  10. by   RN-PA
    Originally posted by NurseDennie:

    The first one was ..... "interesting." It reads like a high school age book or younger, and a lot of the stuff they describe reads like a school essay. I almost put the book down in boredom several times.

    But by the end, I was interested enough in the characters to read the second book. Which I ran through yesterday! I just started NICOLAI and I have a feeling I'll be getting the rest of the series!
    I agree, Dennie; it's not high-quality literature, but the characters and story lines also got me interested and eventually addicted! I've read the book of Revelation in the Bible a number of times and, as tinkertoys said, the Left Behind books follow right along with the prophecies found in the Bible, and make them come alive.
  11. by   alwaysthere
    Yes Ive read them and as RN-PA says they arent the highest quality literature but are quite interesting. The movie however i was dissapointed with as the portrayals of the characters differed so much from the ones in the book.
  12. by   inSANE
    I started reading the series when our hospital was closing, our ED was only seeing 3-4 patients a day and to keep myself out of mischief I started reading. Well, I got hooked and read the first 6 in 5 weeks. Needless to say they went home with me and my husband complained that my nose was in a book all the time. I couldn't find it one night, tore the house apart while my children watched in amazement......husband hid my book in the freezer. I proceded to beat him with it. How's that?????
    I am on the last book right now, but need to go back and reread them all in a row. Might have to medicate my dearly beloved before I do!!!
    I thought the movie sucked canal water, nowhere in it did it go over the prayer of salvation.....and the church was really pushing the release of this movie too! You would have thought they wouldn't have omitted that. Probably afraid of pushing religion TOO hard...like omitting parts of our children's Pledge of Allegiance? Give me a break......
    I am rambling...get me out of here!
  13. by   NurseDennie
    I'm about half done with the third one "Nicholai" right now.

    It's a very Protestant book, isn't it? Not very subtly anti-Catholic, etc., etc., etc.,

    Love

    Dennie
  14. by   biscuit_007
    I have read them all. I got the ltest one on the day that it came out. I am so addicted to them. I agree that the writing is somewhat simple but thats one of the reason's they are so popular. Almost anyone can read and understand them. I have never considered myself very reeligious but they story in theses books is very compelling. Oh and the books blow away the movie completely.

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