Item description for Apollyon: The Destroyer Is Unleashed (Left Behind #5) by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins...
Overview International fugitives Rayford Steele and Buck Williams travel to Jerusalem as the fourth judgment of the apocalypse begins
Publishers Description Best-selling authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins deliver a great page-turning combination of fiction and prophecy in the fifth book in the Left Behind series, "Apollyon." The Tribulation Force travels to Israel for the Meeting of Witnesses as further judgments are released upon the world. Satan falls from heaven and opens the bottomless pit, releasing "Apollyon" and his plague of locusts that torture the unsaved. "Apollyon" is a thriller that will be tough to put down.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.33" Width: 6.36" Height: 1.33" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1999
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Left Behind
Series Number 5
ISBN 0842329161 ISBN13 9780842329163
Availability 0 units.
More About Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins
Dr. Tim LaHaye is a renowned prophecy scholar, minister, and author. His Left Behind(R) series is the bestselling Christian fiction series of all time. He and his wife, Beverly, live in southern California. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Greg Dinallo is a veteran suspense novelist. He lives with his wife, Gloria, in New York City.
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Tim LaHaye currently resides in the state of California. Tim LaHaye was born in 1926.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Apollyon: The Destroyer Is Unleashed (Left Behind #5)?
Series of books drag on forever Jan 5, 2007
This series of books started out interesting but then it just dragged on forever as though they just wanted to make money by getting you to buy the next book. The whole series could have been done in 1 or 2 books. Only one significant thing happens in each book which should be a chapter in a book not the entire book. It also starts to go in to the ridiculous and never ends. I quit and don't care about what happens. Enough is enough all ready. The series is way out there.
Unbiblical and bad writing make for one star Jun 19, 2006
This book is so flawed in every which way, it is hard to know where to begin. First of all, we are living in the end times, and when Jesus comes, that's all she wrote, folks. There's no seven years, no Christians being zapped up, etc. This is our Second Chance on Earth. No tribulation. This book takes figurative visions and tries to apply it literally, and does it poorly. Reading this book made me think that if this was true, then what's the point of trying to be a Christian. Why not just live your life the way you want to, and then when people zap out of thin air, change your life. It's ridiculous and sends the wrong message. Plus, the writing is for second graders with no redeeming characteristics to it. But I really don't think the author's care at this point (seeing how many millions they've made printing lies). My recommendation is to read the bible instead of this series; then you'll get truth and the bible is probably shorter (and much better writing). Man, not even Kirk Cameron could save this train wreck.
My Least Favorite in the Series... Slow Feb 15, 2006
I like Lahaye's book but I found Apollyon to be a plodding, slow rehash of earlier works... At least the first 3/4's were. Lessee Ben Judah preaches, Rayford acts holier-than-thou, various non-essential characters are killed, Chloe speed-dials buck, and Buck does his Indiana Jones routine. The Trib force stops and tries to convert every Tom, Dick, and Hattie they meet and have instant gratification by seeing the 'sign' appear on their newly converted forheads. Bingo! You've just won a believer!
There were some seriously annoying plot points in this book. Chloe/Buck decide to have a baby? What reasoning thinking couple would have a baby in the endtimes? I vote them off the island. Second, they go off to Israel to listen to Ben Judah and abandon Hattie poisoned and dying....? Huh? They can hear Ben Judah speak anytime. This seemed cold and callous to me. Rayford lectures doctor Lloyd on 'not having a relationship with Hattie.' Um, excuse me Ray...But do you remember book 1? Ray is such a hypocrite. In fact, the entire Trib's forceful attempts to convert Hattie at the end of the last book and the beginning of this one made me ill. Let the woman make her own decision, shall we? Let her worry about her own soul. Badgering and pestering her is not only annoying, but likely to produce the opposite result.
I was disappointed in the ending. I thought the Trib force behaved callously and even a little gleeful towards those suffering under the sting of the locusts. At one point Ray is even afraid to care for Hattie because of her illness. Come on. This is a grown man? Grow a spine.
2 Stars. I found the behavior of the trib force, particularly Rayford annoying. Also, the appearence of the christian "mark" makes this series even more 'black and white' than it was before. Thankfully Assassins doens't seem to be in the same vein as this one.
Destruction and pain are the formula for LB #5: Apollyon. Feb 15, 2006
What a mixed bag this book was. it was typical Left Behind fare: 400 pages of theorizing, agonizing, and evil antichrist mischief in the face of God's chosen people; but still, things are slow in the LB universe at this point, so while it is entertaining, nothing really of note happens in this book. Nothing concrete, anyway. This is the book, though, where a LOT of things get rolling, though.
Thumbs up for Apollyon.
Apollyon Review ( Dallas Clinton ) Jan 6, 2006
This book is conceived by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye who have wrote the prior books to the Left Behind series. This series is mainly about what could happen in the rapture of Jesus Christ. The main characters are Cameron "Buck" Williams, Chloe Steele Williams, Rayford Steele, and Tsion Ben-Judah aided by other new members of the Tribulation force: Mac McCullum, Ken Ritz, David Hassid, and Floyed Charles. These "Tribulation Saints" must figure out a way to survive and at the same time fight the evil forces of the AntiChrist himself, Nicolae Carpathia. I think this is an amazing insight to what could happen in the worlds last days. I also think that these two writers have done an excellent job referencing scriptures from the Bible along with suspence and a futuralistic perspective on technology. As a Christian I really enjoy these books and it's hard to stop reading because it is a very interesting book in my opinion. I think this is an excellent series overall for anyone to enjoy.