Left Behind Books In Order

The “Left Behind” series is a highly influential and best-selling series of Christian fictional novels written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. The series, which debuted in 1995 with the book “Left Behind,” consists of 16 main books and several spin-offs and has garnered a wide readership around the world. The series is known for its interpretation of eschatological (end times) events described in the Christian Bible.

Set in a contemporary world, the series begins with the sudden, unexplainable disappearance of millions of people around the globe, an event that the authors interpret as the Biblical Rapture. Those “left behind” must grapple with the chaos and confusion that ensues. The story focuses on a group of characters who did not initially believe in Christianity but come to accept it and then form the Tribulation Force, a group dedicated to resisting the series’ antagonist, Nicolae Carpathia, who rises to power as a global leader and is portrayed as the Antichrist.

The narrative follows the Tribulation Force through the subsequent seven years of Tribulation, a period marked by catastrophic events, as prophesied in the Book of Revelation. These include global wars, plagues, and natural disasters, all leading up to the Second Coming of Christ. The series blends action, drama, and spiritual themes, exploring the characters’ struggles with faith, morality, and the fight against evil.

“Left Behind” is notable for its detailed narrative of what the end times might look like in a modern setting. The authors combine Biblical prophecy with contemporary political and social issues, creating a story that is both a religious allegory and a suspenseful thriller. The series has been praised for its compelling storytelling and has sparked widespread interest in eschatology.

However, it has also faced criticism and controversy, particularly regarding its theological interpretations and its depiction of those who do not subscribe to the authors’ views. Despite this, “Left Behind” has had a significant cultural impact, leading to adaptations in film and video games.

The “Left Behind” series, of which are 16 books in total, has played a crucial role in popularizing end-times narratives in contemporary Christian fiction, making it a defining work in the genre. Its blend of Biblical prophecy, action-packed storytelling, and exploration of faith and redemption continues to resonate with a broad audience.

Below we have listed all of the “left behind series” in order of publication.

We’ve also listed the left behind book series in reading order.

Publication Order of Left Behind Books – By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins

Left Behind(1995)
Tribulation Force(1996)
Nicolae(1997)
Soul Harvest(1998)
Apollyon(1999)
Assassins(1999)
The Indwelling(2000)
The Mark(2000)
Desecration(2001)
The Remnant(2002)
Armageddon(2003)
Glorious Appearing(2004)
The Rising(2005)
The Regime(2005)
The Rapture(2005)
Kingdom Come(2007)

Chronological Order of Left Behind Books – By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins

The Rising(2005)
The Regime(2005)
The Rapture(2005)
Left Behind(1995)
Tribulation Force(1996)
Nicolae(1997)
Soul Harvest(1998)
Apollyon(1999)
Assassins(1999)
The Indwelling(2000)
The Mark(2000)
Desecration(2001)
The Remnant(2002)
Armageddon(2003)
Glorious Appearing(2004)
Kingdom Come(2007)

Publication Order of Before They Were Left Behind Books – By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins

The Rising(2005)
The Regime(2005)
The Rapture(2005)

Publication Order of Left Behind: The Kids Books – By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins, Chris Fabry

The Vanishings(1998)
Second Chance(1998)
Through the Flames(1998)
Facing the Future(1998)
Nicolae High(1999)
Left Behind The Kids: The Underground(1999)
The Underground(1999)
Busted!(2000)
Death Strike(2000)
The Search(2000)
On the Run(2000)
Into the Storm(2000)
Earthquake!(2000)
The Showdown(2001)
Judgment Day(2001)
Battling the Commander(2001)
Fire from Heaven(2001)
Terror in the Stadium(2001)
Darkening Skies(2001)
Attack of Apollyon(2002)
A Dangerous Plan(2002)
Secrets of New Babylon(2002)
Escape from New Babylon(2002)
Horsemen of Terror(2002)
Uplink from the Underground(2002)
Death at the Gala(2003)
The Beast Arises(2003)
Wildfire(2003)
The Mark of the Beast(2003)
Breakout!(2003)
Murder in the Holy Place(2003)
Escape to Masada(2003)
War of the Dragon(2003)
Attack on Petra(2004)
Bounty Hunters(2004)
The Rise of False Messiahs(2004)
Ominous Choices(2004)
Heat Wave(2004)
The Perils of Love(2004)
The Road to War(2004)
Triumphant Return(2004)

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