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Armageddon: The Cosmic Battle of the Agesby Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
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The Armageddon story begins one year before the Glorious Appearing, and New Babylon is plunged into total darkness. Inhabitants of the Global Community (GC) Headquarters are completely blind and now writhing with unexplainable pain. It is a perfect time for believers to escape the GC right under Global Potentate Nicolae Carpathia's nose.
The scattered Trib Force is drawn toward the Middle East, as are all the armies of the world, when history hones in on the final battle of the ages. During this last year of the Great Tribulation, safe houses are no longer safe, friends and loved ones must commemorate two lives in one memorial service, and the cast of characters dramatically changes.
Carpathia moves his operation to Al Hillah, the site of his nuclear storehouse. He stages a meeting of the 10 world subpotentates in Baghdad where he unveils his master plot to lay siege of Jerusalem and destroy Petra by amassing an army in the Jezreel Valley so large that it is as a swarm of locust blocking out the sun.
By the time of the war of the great day of God the Almighty, homes have been uprooted, new alliances forged, and the globe has become a powder keg. As Trib Force members prepare for battle, new love is sparked, recent love is formalized, and old love is aggrieved.
It is the moment everyone has been preparing for, the Battle of Armageddon. The fighting force of untold millions covers the plains of Israel from Mount Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon in the north to Bozrah in Edom in the south and stretches east to west almost the entire breadth of what was known as the Holy Land. The Tribulation Force sacrifices everything in the ultimate battle. With only hours, if not minutes, before the Glorious Appearing of Jesus, who will be left standing?
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"Christian thriller. Prophecy-based fiction. Juiced-up morality tale. Call it what you like, the Left Behind series...now has a label its creators could never have predicted: blockbuster success." Entertainment Weekly
"Seeing the self-defeating delusions of erstwhile elites exposed may be the greatest pleasure the Left Behind books offer their readers. The plotting alone certainly isn't enough to sustain attention....In order to stretch out the series for so long, Jenkins and LaHaye have larded it with tedious subplots and countless techno-geek scenes." Michelle Goldberg, Salon.com
The scattered Tribulation Force is drawn inexorably toward the Middle East, as are all the armies of the world, when history homes in on the battle of the ages. During the last year of the Great Tribulation, safe houses are no longer safe and the cast of characters dramatically changes. By the time of the war of the great day of God the Almighty the globe has become a powder keg of danger.
Except those already in Petra, everyone has been forced to relocate as Antichrist ratchets up the ante in the world's most treacherous game. Who will be left standing when the battle leaves the Tribulation Force on the brink of the end of time and the Glorious Appearing?
All armies of the world, including the Tribulation Force, head for the Middle East to engage in one massive battle, as the world becomes even more dangerous to live in with death, mistrust, and treachery all around.
About the Author
Dr. Tim LaHaye, who conceived the Left Behind series, is a renowned prophecy scholar, minister, and educator. He has written over forty nonfiction works that have been published in over thirty languages. He and his wife, Beverly, live in Southern California.
Jerry B. Jenkins, writer of the series, is the author of more than one hundred books. His books can be found regularly on the New York Times best-seller lists. He and his wife, Dianna, live in Colorado Springs.
Armageddon is the eleventh book in the continuing drama of those left behind at the Rapture. The first ten, with sales of more than 35,000,000 copies, comprise the fastest-selling adult fiction series ever. The previous four titles debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list as well as those of USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly.
Desecration, book nine, was the best-selling novel in the world in 2001.
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