Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Apocalyptic Review: Tribulation Force by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins

Tribulation Force  (Left Behind #2)
by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins

Description:
In one cataclysmic moment, millions around the globe disappear.

Those left behind face war, famine, plagues, and natural disasters so devastating that only one in four people will survive. Odds are even worse for enemies of the Antichrist and his new world order.

Rayford Steele, Buck Williams, Bruce Barnes, and Chloe Steele band together to form the Tribulation Force. Their task is clear, and their goal is nothing less than to stand and fight the enemies of God during the seven most chaotic years the planet will ever see.

My review:
Altogether, a pretty good read.

Set in the near future after the Rapture and subsequent kick off of the Great Tribulation, Tribulation Force continues to follow Rayford Steele, Buck Williams and their closest friends and family. Under the guidance of their new pastor, Bruce Barnes, the group attempts to decipher what's in store for the world.

In the first book, there were some faint glimmers of the supernatural that could have been mistaken for simple coincidence rather than fulfilment of prophecy, but in Tribulation Force, everything gets quite a bit more literal. It makes me wonder if the story will eventually reveal that Carpathia knew what he was the entire time and worked towards proving it.

There was a bit of repetition, especially of bible verses, information about the seals, and inner dialog concerning personal faith and trusting in God. Again, it came off a bit preachy, but it was paired with more action and intrigue. I got the feeling that the authors of this book would like to inspire the reader to salvation.

I liked the book and had a few late bedtimes finishing it. I think fans of apocalyptic fiction and stories inspired by biblical teachings would find this to their liking. There is an edge to the story that I feel some readers might find frightening.

I purchased my copy of this book.

About the Authors:


Timothy "Tim" F. LaHaye was an American evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker, best known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins. He has written over 50 books, both fiction and non-fiction.

Timothy "Tim" F. LaHaye was an American evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker, best known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins.

He has written over 50 books, both fiction and non-fiction.




Jerry Bruce Jenkins is an American novelist and biographer. He is best known as co-author of the Left Behind series of books with Tim LaHaye. Jenkins has written over 185 books, including mysteries, historical fiction, biblical fiction, cop thrillers, international spy thrillers, and children's adventures, as well as non-fiction. His works usually feature Christians as protagonists. In 2005, Jenkins and LaHaye ranked 9th in Amazon.com's 10th Anniversary list of Hall of Fame authors based on books sold at Amazon.com during its first 10 years. Jenkins now teaches writers to become authors here at his website. He and his wife Dianna have three sons and eight grandchildren.

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