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The Official Newsletter of the Left Behind® Series from Tyndale House Publishers     Thursday, April 7, 2005
Welcome to today's issue of the LeftBehind.com newsletter!

In the early nineties, Tim LaHaye had a brainstorm—an end times novel with deep character development, an action-packed storyline, and an appeal to believers and non-believers alike. In time, this idea was grown, shaped, and birthed as the Left Behind series you know and love. But why another book in this genre? How exactly did the series begin? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in this week's feature article, "Origins of the Left Behind Series." Don't miss it!

Then, be sure to read Joel C. Rosenberg's take on the future of Russia. Since writing The Ezekiel Option (due out this summer from Tyndale), which involves a fascist coup in Moscow and the rise of a Russian dictator, he's visited Russia and observed current events. In this article, he discusses the current political climate and potential for revolution.

With the recent release of The Rising, we asked you how you felt about the book. You answered, so visit the reader response page to see other fans' reviews of the new book.

Don't forget to check out two new editions of the kids hardcover collection, Deceived and Protected. Order your copies below!

The April contest is also ready for you to enter. Ten first-place winners will receive the Left Behind 10th Anniversary Limited Edition!

Enjoy reading!

Marty White and Jill Meier
for the LeftBehind.com team


 Feature

Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye Origins of the Left Behind Series


Could the story of Left Behind have been told in one book? That's all Tim LaHaye envisioned when the germ of the idea was planted in his mind in 1985. This article is based on comments by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins as they recalled the fascinating story of Left Behind at a book-signing event several years ago and in interviews with the authors in the newly released The Authorized Left Behind Handbook (Tyndale, 2005). Read more.

 Latest Release in the Left Behind Series

The Rising The Rising Is Now Available!
Find out about your favorite cast of characters before they were left behind. The Rising is the first in a trilogy set before the Rapture. You won't want to miss the latest bestseller from Jerry B. Jenkins.

Previously #1 on The New York Times bestseller list
and USA Today's bestseller list!

Here's what one reader had to say about the book:
Page-turning action—Carpathia being fleshed out—his parents and their "different" relationship—Rayford and his resentment of his life with his parents—the first meeting between Lucifer and his anointed one. I cannot wait for the next book!

Click here to read what other fans of the series have to say about the book.
Joel Rosenberg

Joel RosenbergRevolution Brewing in Russia?
It is with particular interest that I've been watching the recent political upheavals in the former Soviet Republics of Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan, and their reverberations in Moscow. Putin, once thought to be invulnerable, is now the subject of growing controversy and dissatisfaction.
by Joel C. Rosenberg


The Ezekiel OptionThe Ezekiel Option, by Joel Rosenberg
The Ezekiel Option, available in July, is an explosive new political thriller that literally feels ripped from tomorrow's headlines.

Tim LaHaye says this exciting, action-packed thriller is important as we race ever closer to the very alignment of nations the prophet described 2,500 years ago. Your time will be well spent reading this book.

200 readers will be randomly chosen to receive an exclusive first chapter of this new political thriller. Enter today!


Visit Joel's website to read more about him, his work, and to check out his weblog.

 New Left Behind: Kids Releases!

Deceived, ProtectedKids Hardcover Collection
Deceived & Protected—Books 9 & 10

Did you know you can get the kids series in value-priced hardcovers? They're for collectors and for readers who want a longer read, and make great gifts for kids aged 12 and older! Deceived includes books 29-31 from Left Behind: The Kids and background plots from Desecration. Protected includes books 32-34 with background plots from The Remnant. See the whole series of hardcover books for kids.

Order your copies now: Deceived, Protected

 10th Anniversary Edition—New!

Left Behind 10th Anniversary Limited EditionLeft Behind 10th Anniversary Limited Edition
A Novel of the Earth's Last Days

It's been 10 years since the release of the Left Behind series. To commemorate, we're releasing a 10th Anniversary limited edition at a special low price. Special features include a full-color pull out timeline with Tim LaHaye's prophecy notes, behind-the-scenes commentary from Jerry Jenkins, and letters from readers whose lives have been changed by reading Left Behind.

Now experience the book that launched the phenomenon! Read more.

Order your copy.

 Left Behind Contest

<i>Left Behind</i> 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Enter the April LeftBehind.com Contest!
Ten (10) first-prize winners will receive a copy of Left Behind 10th Anniversary Limited Edition. This commemorative volume includes behind-the-scenes comments from Jerry Jenkins, testimonies, series timelines, and book summaries.

Five (5) second-prize winners will receive a membership to the Left Behind Prophecy Club.

| click here to enter |

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