Kingdom Come

I finished listening to Kingdom Come by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. It is sadly the last book of the Left Behind book series. I loved this book series. The drummer of my church commented that why read it because it is half biblical. I said so what. What I should have said is that no one really knows what will happen during that time. The Bible doesn’t tell us everything. God only knows everything. If we knew everything that would happen and exactly how it happens we wouldn’t need him or the Bible.  Yes,  The Left Behind book series is Christian Fiction.  I am going to miss this book series. I’m glad I finished this before we got through with the book of Revelation at church.

In this book, Jesus burns up the old temple. He creates a new temple and King David is their advisor of everything.   Chloe and some others start a group for children called COT which tries to get the children to become believers before they reach one hundred. Kenny, Chloe’s son, also starts a group called Millennium Force. The reason the group was started was because some other nations were going against God. They had a group called The Other Light. They were saying that God was not kind and that the Devil will win at the final battle once he is released again. Rayford gets an assignment from God to go to Egypt. He is allowed to take two others along. In Egypt, they bring some people to Christ. Kenny falls in love with a girl who actually goes on a date with another guy. This other guy was going to part of Kenny’s group. He tells the girl everything about the group which he wasn’t supposed to do. Kenny and some of the group decide not to have him in the group. Kenny tells the girl that he is jealous of the other guy. The girl tells Kenny she wants to go with him instead. The other guy gets mad and starts a smear campaign against Kenny.  Kenny gets his reputation back and the other guy dies when he is 100. Then Rayford experiences something like the Rapture.  Jesus makes the Earth and Heaven anew.

Now I’m listening to Babylon Rising by Tim Lahaye and Greg Dinallo. It is another series by Tim Lahaye that similar to the Left Behind series.

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The Rapture

I finished listening to The Rapture by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.  It is the third book of the Before They Were Left Behind book series. Chronologically it is the third book of the Left Behind book series.  I’m glad they wrote this because I was wondering what was happening in Heaven while  Rayford and the others found out they were left behind.

In this book, Rayford continued “seeing” Hattie. (the other books made it seem like a harmless flirting, but this book, in my opinion, is worse. He was going out to dinner with her several times.) Rayford’s wife did change churches. Instead if waiting for the presidential election, Nicolae threatens the current president of Romania. His men killed the president’s mother and badly hurt his girlfriend. The current president resigned. Nicolae becomes the president of Romania. Then the Rapture happens. Rayford’s wife and son go to heaven. She says she feels that she is home. The judgment of believers happens. (Even though this is a fiction book, the heaven parts are so cool and emotional.)  Then there is chaos on earth. Nicolae knows what happened by getting an answer from his spiritual guide (the Devil),  but he lies to the public saying it is a chemical reaction.

I really loved this book. I hope Heaven will that cool where you could go back in time and see what people did and be able to ask Jesus anything.  Next, I’m listening to Kingdom Come by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B Jenkins. It is sadly the last book of the Left Behind series.

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The Regime

I finished The Regime by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B Jenkins. This is the second book of the Before  They  Were Left Behind.  Chronologically, it is the second book in the Left Behind book series. This book is not read by Jack Sondericker sadly. It is read by Jerry Sciarrio. He is an ok reader, but I like Jack better.

In this book,  Cameron’s mother gets sicker by the minute. He goes to an award dinner and misses to see his mother in time. She dies. His brother doesn’t get over that. Rayford and Chloe refuse to go to a new church. They like their old church. Rayford gets a covert job for the CIA. He becomes a friend with a fighter pilot. The fighter pilot finds out his wife becomes a Christian. Nicolae gets rid of some people that were against him. He also wins an election in Romania. Cameron gets a dream job at Global Weekly and wins awards. He also meets the president.

I did like this book. Next, I’m listening to The Rapture by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B Jenkins. It is the third book of the Before They Were Left Behind.

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The Rising

I finished listening to The Rising by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B Jenkins. It is the first book of the Before They Were Left Behind.  Chronologically it is the first book in the Left Behind book series.

In the book, Rayford is a kid. He wants to be a pilot or pro-athlete. He does become a pilot. He meets his wife in ROTC. But at that time he “dated’ another girl, but he didn’t love her. He broke up with her and dated his wife. Meanwhile, overseas a woman has a very urge to have a baby. She is married to a man who she didn’t love.  She meets a medium and the medium tells her she will have a baby boy named Nicolae. The medium serves the Devil. The woman does have a baby. She tries to intervene to be a mother. She gets in a fight with her son which ends causes her death. He doesn’t care that he died!! He ends up finding out who the donors were and killed his fathers.  He is tempted like Jesus was. He thinks he is a god.

I did like this book. Next, I’m listening to The Regime which the second book of Before They Were Left Behind.

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Paradise (Divine Comedy)

I finished listening to Paradise by Dante  Alighieri. It is third book of the Divine Comedy.

In this book, Dante goes to Paradise with Beatrice. Paradise is spheres and a garden. The lowest level is where  people have broken their vows. Once broken can’t be unbroken. At one point Dante wants Beatrice to smile, but she says if she does, she will hurt his eyes. She does though later, he loses his eyesight for a short while. Once restored, his eyesight is much more better. (I wish that could happen to me.)  Later he hears about preachers who aren’t like the preachers of the old. These newer preachers tells jokes to appease the listeners. (This is so true today.) (I saw an interview with Chris Rock who said he gets his inspiration from his grandfather who was a preacher.) At the end, Dante can’t really describe what he sees, but he has great emotion of it.

I liked this book. Next I’m listening to The Rising by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B Jenkins. It is the next book of the Left Behind books series. It is before they were left behind.

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Purgatory (Divine Comedy)

I finished listening to Purgatory by Dante  Alighieri. It is the second book of the Divine Comedy. I got this book through RB Digital which is like Overdrive. It is through my local library as well. But it uses Windows Media files so I had to convert them through Real Player to get it on my Kindle. It is a different reader and he’s much better than the reader of Inferno. And it has music at each chapter. I have decided to re-listen to Inferno with this same reader.

Anyway, in this book, Dante and Virgil go to Purgatory. Purgatory is a mountain. He has to climb to the top. Dante learns what keeps the souls there which is love of other things. He also learns what love is. The ground of the mountain is full of death and wars. Dante has terrible dream of a woman who is very ugly and mean. Virgil does leave him at one point. Dante does reach the top where he finds the tree of Knowledge.  He ends become pure so he can go into Paradise.

I did like this book. I will be listening next (after re-listening to Inferno) Paradise by Dante Alighieri.

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Inferno (Divine Comedy)

I finished listening to Inferno by Dante Alighieri. I had been wanting to read Inferno for a long time, but I forgot about it. Inferno is the first book of The Divine Comedy. There are three books. They are poems.

Inferno was a little difficult to follow. I’m glad I got the pdf that came with the audiobook. By the way, on Goodreads a reviewer posted about a lego artist that did the nine levels of Hell in legos. The lego depictions are well made.

Anyway, Inferno is about Dante goes to Hell with Virgil as a guide.  There are nine levels of Hell of different sins in them.

I did sorta like it. Now I’m going to Purgatory. That is the second book of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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