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er, what happened?
on 25 July 2014
I have the whole Left Behind series in either paperback or on my kindle. I have loved every single one of them, including the three prequels....except this one. Oh dear, a book that held so much promise was sadly disappointing.
Now, I realise and understand that all of the books are fiction based on Bible prophecy, especially the Book of Revelation. I am a born-again Christian, so the Gospel and prophecy are extremely important to me. I wasn't expecting to read huge chunks of Scripture though - it felt like it was being used to pad out a very weak storyline. I appreciate that time had to be spent focusing on characters who were children at the Glorious Appearing or when they were Raptured, but the characters who we journeyed with from the first to 12th book seem to be mentioned almost as afterthoughts, and some characters aren't mentioned at all (Chang, Ken Ritz to name but two) and what of Ray Steele's second wife Amanda?
The character who is an infiltrator is plausible to some extent, but I would have thought only to other naturals and not GB's, so I found that a bit far fetched, but the most disappointing part was the final confrontation between Jesus and Satan............it's almost as if the author couldn't be bothered. It just didn't match the very vivid descriptions of significant events from the other books.
So, if you've read all the others, you'd be a little daft not to read the final one, but you may find it lacking as I did. A great shame in all honesty