Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Left Behind


For the past 5 months or so, the only books I have read have been from a 12 part series called Left Behind. There was some magazine reading here and there, but these were the only books I picked up, mostly on weekends at open houses. Finally, a couple of weeks ago, I finally finished the final book. After 12 books and nearly 5,000 pages, I finished the series that I simply could not put down. So what's it about? Well, it's a religious series that doesn't have to be read by a religious person to be enjoyed. Basically, at the beginning of the first book, millions on the planet disappear which we learn right away are the ones who were strong believers in God. The rest of the people "left behind" eventually start dividing into two sides - a side that believes that if they believe in God, he will come back for them in seven years and a side who follows the new leader of the world who just happens to be the anti-christ. The suspense in this story was just amazing and also quite gruesome at times. It was very much like the Stephen King story, "The Stand." If you liked the book or movie adaptation, you will love this series. Yes, it's long, but the story is just amazing and hard to put down. There is SOME religious preachiness, but for the LARGE majority, anyone can enjoy this. My wife is almost done, loves it, and as I said before, she is not religious. My mother in law also read it after getting good recommendations from me about 3 books in. Simply put, it's a great story.

5 comments:

Mrs.Manuel said...

The series IS good. It's a good end of the world story. Long, but good. Yes, a little preachy in places, but I just skip those parts. Sometimes, it makes for a fast chapter.

mom said...

sounds good! I'm glad you got a chance to read them. Did your uncle actually read all of them as well?

MrManuel said...

I'm not sure he ever did finish..I think he has a few more left.

Valkyrie said...

Hmm. If I want to read a story like The Stand, I'll read The Stand.

I guess I'm resistant to reading these books because I am agnostic--and my religious relatives want me to read them.

Oh, I'm linking you.

Mrs.Manuel said...

I'm Agnostic too r but I'm reading them. The underlying story is good - skip the preachy parts like I do.