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The Official Newsletter of the Left Behind® Series from Tyndale House Publishers     Thursday, May 5, 2005
Welcome to today's issue of the LeftBehind.com newsletter!

This week, we're featuring an interview with Jake Thoene, author of the new action novel Fuel the Fire. Don't miss this behind-the-scenes peek into the making of Thoene's thrilling new book!

You also won't want to miss Joel Rosenberg's latest article about the trip Russia's President Putin made to Israel. Putin stated: "Not long ago, it would have been impossible to imagine a visit by the Russian head of state to Israel. It is a good sign." Is it really? Read what Joel has to say.

And don't forget to enter the May Left Behind contest to win a free copy of Fuel the Fire.

Thanks for joining us this week!

Marty White and Jill Meier
for the LeftBehind.com team


 Feature

Jake Thoene An Interview with Jake Thoene


Agent Caracas dangles from a cliff in the rugged no-man's-land between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Spotting the rifleman below, he hides a tape in the cleft of the cliff and leaves an urgent voice mail, setting off a chain of dangerous events. Now it's up to Special Agent Steve Alstead and Chapter 16, the FBI's counterterrorism unit, to stop the scheme of an al Qaeda splinter cell … before it's too late.

Through the pages of Fuel the Fire, a new book by Jake Thoene (Tay-nee), you'll be on the edge of your seat. With drama that seems to leap right out of today's headlines, he writes with what one reviewer calls, "uncanny vision and clarity" while he "paints a vivid picture of the domestic terrorism now facing every American."

Read what Jake had to say about his life and his latest book in this fascinating look at the son of famous Christian authors Bodie and Brock Thoene.


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 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!


Joel Rosenberg

Putin's Historic Trip to Israel
Was the purpose behind the trip benign, or should we be concerned? Joel gives thought-provoking background about the reasons for the visit. You won't want to miss it!

Also read Joel's story about Israeli cabinet minister Natan Sharansky's resignation: "Natan Sharansky told close associates last week that he could no longer serve a government that would unilaterally turn over Gaza and large portions of the West Bank to Israel's sworn enemies without getting anything tangible much less valuable in return, and without insisting upon democratic reform within Palestinian society. More …


The Ezekiel Option

The 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.

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

 Left Behind Contest

<i>Fuel the Fire Enter the May LeftBehind.com Contest!
Ten first-prize winners will receive a copy of Fuel the Fire, by Jack Thoene.

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

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