Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Apocalyptic Review: Soul Harvest by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides  (Left Behind #4)
by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins (Goodreads Author) 

Description:
The world is reeling from a great earthquake. As Nicolae Carpathia begins a worldwide rebuilding campaign, his rage is fueled by an evangelistic effort resulting in the greatest harvest of souls the world has ever seen. Meanwhile, Rayford Steele and Buck Williams search for their loved ones who haven’t been seen since before the earthquake. A repackage of the fourth book in the New York Times best-selling Left Behind series.

My Review:
It’s been a little while since I read book three, but I was pulled in right away by the pacing and the questions surrounding the fates of those who may or may not have been lost in the climactic final pages of the last book.

The story remains faithful to the telling of Rayford’s and Buck’s stories. Their struggles, though on different sides of the earth, are closely related. Both search frantically for their wives. Both dance right along a knife’s edge, defying the Global Community forces while using their positions within it to continue their quests.

I think one of the most interesting developments is discovery of the mark, though it seems a small boon to the faithful with everything else going on, particularly when it seems to afford no protection at all in the face of the continuing biblical catastrophes that plague the earth.

As with the previous stories, this one devotes a good portion to saving souls, both within the pages, and not so subtly, without them. Much of it seems to be written as a parable to the reader. A cautionary tale to be devout and true to the faith before it’s too late to change.

Overall, this is a pretty good book. I think mostly this series will appeal to Christian readers, but those who dig a good apocalyptic story might also like it.


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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