Item description for Desecration: Antichrist Takes the Throne (Left Behind Series Book 9) by Tim LaHaye & Jerry Jenkins...
Outline ReviewAmidst the glitzy fanfare of a new world regime, control is unraveling for self-proclaimed god and Global Community potentate Nicolae Carpathia in Desecration, the ninth installment in the Left Behind series. It's 25 days into the Great Tribulation, and the newly resurrected Carpathia evinces an increasing fondness for gruesome killing. He's thrown into turmoil when the first two "bowls of wrath" from the biblical book Revelation are poured out on the world. Water turns into blood, and those who are branded with the mark of loyalty become covered with loathsome sores. When Carpathia commits the ultimate act of desecration against the Judeo-Christian community, chaos ensues. Meanwhile, the Tribulation Force soldiers on, receiving visitations from heavenly messengers that prod the team to greater acts of courage. Jenkins's characters seem almost comic book-like in their actions; the author relies on pages of slangy, slapstick dialogue rather than character development or descriptive settings to flesh out his tales. It's the angst of wondering what disaster will occur next and the fascination with end times that keep loyal fans turning the pages. And there's no shortage of angst here. Chang Wong flirts with suicide. Hattie Durham risks her life in a confrontation with Carpathia. Tsion Ben-Judah inadvertently gives away a secret location. Chloe Williams uncovers a remnant of believers. There are touches of the standard Left Behind humor, and even some romance in the last days. As always, readers are left hanging at the edge of disaster, which should keep appetites whetted for the promised next installment. --Cindy Crosby
Product Description Book 9 of The Left Behind Series
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
In the ninth episode in the continuing drama of those left behind at the Rapture, Rayford Steele and his ragtag team of flying rebels ready themselves to serve as agents of rescue for God's chosen people. Led by soft-spoken Chaim Rosenzweig, believers in Jerusalem must flee or take the mark of the beast. The lines are drawn between good and evil as God inflicts the first Bowl Judgment upon the flesh of those who have taken the mark, while his chosen ones flee to the wilderness on the brink of Armageddon.
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Studio: Recorded Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.72" Width: 5.09" Height: 1.01" Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2001
Publisher Recorded Books
Series Left Behind Audio
Series Number 9
ISBN 0788789651 ISBN13 9780788789656 UPC 807897002021
Availability 0 units.
More About Tim LaHaye & Jerry Jenkins
Author, speaker, and minister Dr. Tim LaHaye has written or coauthored more than sixty books, including the New York Times best-selling Left Behind series. A pastor for thirty-nine years, there s nothing Dr. LaHaye likes to talk about more than Jesus. Dr. LaHaye and his wife, Beverly, reside in Southern California. You can learn more about Dr. LaHaye and his work at TimLaHaye.com.
David Minasian is a motion-picture writer, producer, and director with twenty-five years of experience in the film industry. Since 2002, he has worked closely with Tim LaHaye as a cowriter and researcher. David lives with his wife, Erin, and their children in Southern California."
Reviews - What do customers think about Desecration: Antichrist Takes the Throne (Left Behind Series Book 9)?
PART OF THE LEFT BEHIND SERIES Apr 6, 2008
This is one of the later books in the Left Behind Series. Similar to all the others. Fortunately is a story in itself, so if you don't get the whole series you can still get a good read.
Oy! Mar 24, 2008
I've read this series over and over. It's a good easy reading and I think most of the books are good. I don't agree with the writer and the fundamentalist point of view. I don't see how you can get a whole theroy for a "Rapture event" out of one passage of scripture but, whatever. I'm a Chrstian, that's probably why I kind oflike these. But, this book in particular shows how whimpy a leader Raford Steele is. They should've put Albie in charge. He was willing to do what was necessary to get the job done. Steels only concern seems to be whether he can pull rank and be above others that really should be incharge. I find is VERY annoying they all refer to him as "Captain" Steele; leader in his own mind and the writers didn't do it justice. I know he's an airline captain but now they're giving it military significance. That's a stretch. He doesn't even want to arm his subordinates against the enemy. Freak! That and he thinks it's his call to tell them if they should defend themselves or just get slaughtered. It's a ludicrous idea. Thinking people, with faith or without, would neither follow a man like that or put up with him. I wouldn't. There were some good points to this book but it definately wasn't their best work. Chloe is as annoying as usual, a basic brat. The more I re-read the series the more aggrevated I get.
I don't know if I can keep going Dec 4, 2007
It has taken me two months to read this book, it never takes me that long to read 1 freaking book. I had to force myself to read it and I was trying to finish this series by the end of the year, doesn't look like it's going to happen..The authors should be ashamed of themselves for milking people by dragging this story out. I hope they don't think they can take all the money with them. And I refused to pay full price of any of the books, so I'm not contributing to their wealth. Thank God for library book sales.
Apocolypse Stories Oct 20, 2007
Another one of those Christian Fictions that bespeaks doom and destruction for all who don't turn their lives over to Jesus. If you can get past the religious psychobabble, its a good book. Otherwise, Buddha is a much better choice and his followers are typically less intolerant and war-like.
Just one more book in the all-encompassing, enthralling, and utterly absorbing Left Behind Series Sep 13, 2007
From the very first letter of the alphabet that my eyes looked upon inside this series of books, until the very last period of the very last sentence, I was hooked. Each one of these books absorbed my attention like no other book has ever done in my life. Biblically sound, theatrically entertaining, and brilliantly written, the Left Behind books will inspire you to dig into God's word and take the pieces of news from your T.V. screen and match them right smack-dab up with the prophecies of the Bible. Your hair will stand up, your heart will race, and you will find yourself helplessly caught in the suspense. Once you finish one of these books, you will desperately race to your computer screen or your local library to pick up the next one!
Carrie Lynn Jones Author of It All Began... When Jesus Gave Me Sneakers