The Rising

Version: Abridged
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins , Tim LaHaye
Narrator: Steve Sever
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Published In: March 2005
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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The newest book in the Left Behind series. "The Rising will give you a glimpse into the lives of our favorite characters before the Rapture. Have you ever wondered what lite was like for your favorite characters Rayford, Irene and Chioe Steele, Bruce Bames, Buck williams, and Ision Ben Judah before the Rapture? Plus see how Nicolae Carpathia came into power, why Viv Ivans played such a pivotal role in Nicholae's life, what were the events surrounding his rise to power and how he became filled with evil? You will find all these answers and more in "The Rising.

Reviews (2)


Written by Shannon on October 29th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What a team, Lahaye and Jenkins keep me entertained!! I broke away from the Left Behind Series after book Soul Harvest to enjoy this novel and am so glad I did! I've since returned to finish the original series, but I can't wait to finish these prequels! I've been given so much more insight into characters I've already gotten to know and love now!

The Rising

Written by Alice Harsh from Clovis, CA on August 7th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Since we enjoyed the Left Behind series so much, it was really nice to have a look at how the whole thing got started. Hearing the story of Rayford and Nicholae growing up was very satisfying. We listened on a road trip and it made the time in the card go so fast.

Author Details

Author Details

Jenkins, Jerry B.

"Jerry B. Jenkins, former Vice President for Publishing and currently Writer-at-Large for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than 150 books, including the best-selling Left Behind series.

His latest Tyndale House book, SOON, also a New York Times best seller, is available in stores everywhere. The next book in the SOON trilogy will be Silenced. It is due out in the summer of 2004.

Also the former editor of Moody Magazine, his writing has appeared in Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals.

His non-fiction books include as-told-to biographies with Hank Aaron, Brett Butler, Bill Gaither, Orel Hershiser, Luis Palau, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan, and Sammy Tippit among many others. The Hershiser and Ryan books reached the New York Times best seller list. The 2002 Baker book, Behind the Stories, tells more about Jerry Jenkins himself in the chapter, The Test of Success.

Jerry Jenkins helped Dr. Billy Graham with his memoirs, Just As I Am, also a New York Times best seller. Beginning in 1993, Jerry spent 13 months assisting Dr. Graham with his autobiography. Jerry considers the time he spent with Dr. Graham the privilege of a lifetime.

Jerry owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, which produced the critically-acclaimed movie Hometown Legend, based on his book of the same name. Hometown Legend was listed as one of the Top 10 family films of 2002 by Good News Communications' MOVIEGUIDE.

Jerry Jenkins also owns the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrows professional Christian writers. The centerpiece of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild is a brand-new correspondence course tailored to fit the busiest lifestyle. Under Jerry's leadership, the Guild is steadily expanding its services to include a writers advocacy center, college credit courses, a critique service, literary registration services, and writing contests.

As a marriage and family author and speaker, Jenkins has been a frequent guest on Dr. James Dobson's Focus On the Family radio program. Jerry Jenkins wrote the nationally syndicated sports story comic strip, Gil Thorp, from 1996-2004.

Jerry and his wife Dianna have three grown sons and two grandchildren. "

LaHaye, Tim

"Dr. Tim LaHaye is a noted author, minister, counselor, television commentator and nationally recognized speaker on family life and Bible prophecy. Co-author of the Left Behind series, it was LaHaye?s idea to fictionalize an account of the Rapture and the Tribulation.

LaHaye is the founder and president of Tim LaHaye Ministries and the founder of the PreTrib Research Center. Currently, LaHaye speaks at many of the major Bible prophecy conferences in the United States and Canada."