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Posted by Anonymous on 5/25/2003
ARMAGEDDON picks up where THE REMNANT left off, leaving us waiting for the glory of the Second Coming and the series to finally wrap up. I was a big fan of the series during the first several books. Although quite unrealistic in their approach, the Left Behind books present the tribulation in a serial form that is quite entertaining. But I'll have to agree with a number of other reviewers that the series has stretched on far too long, most likely to generate money. The past several editions have rehashed plot segments from previous books, helping to add text and pages to the newest installment. Certainly, they could have finished this series by now. If you're a fan of end times fiction, I suggest picking up the CHRIST CLONE TRILOGY. The plot's a bit more believable, and you only have three books to buy instead of twelve! Better yet is CONQUEST OF PARADISE which is only one book and presents the most realistic portrayal of the tribulation. CONQUEST OF PARADISE combines the page turning excitement of Left Behind with the technology and realism of IN HIS IMAGE, BIRTH OF AN AGE, and ACTS OF GOD. Readers would do far better to pick up these books instead. Since I've read this far, I'll most likely buy the last book in the series when it's released, but I'll do so skeptically. Despite this apprehension, I have to give ARMAGEDDON five stars because I like the genre, and especially this book which is one of the best in the series to date.
Posted by Gregory L. Bosworth on 4/9/2003
This book was well worth a read, i was so excited in getting it the day it came out that i ended up finishing it in a few hours. If you are already an avid fan of this great series you will not be disappointed with the 11th installment, it has everything you are expecting and then some. Enjoy it.
Posted by Liddy on 4/16/2003
Christian authors have different ideas on how Biblical prophecy will occur. Whether it's Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins' LEFT BEHIND series or James BeauSeigneur's CHRIST CLONE TRILOGY, the areas of agreement are much greater than where they disagree. Yes the focus is different - LEFT BEHIND looks at the end times through the eyes of believers and the CHRIST CLONE TRILOGY looks through the eyes of unbelievers - but where it's important, they're in agreement. The most exciting thing is that through these books (and other end times books) Christians are drawing close to Christ and nonChristians are hearing the Gospel and many are accepting Christ!