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The Rising: Antichrist is Born


Countdown to the Rapture series, book 1. Prequel to the Left Behind series.

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Book 1 of the 3-book prequel to the best-selling Christian fiction series that sold over 63 million copies!

“The Left Behind series . . . is among the best-selling fiction books of our times–right up there with Tom Clancy and Stephen King.” —Time

Get a glimpse into the lives of your favorite characters before they were left behind.
What was life like before the Rapture for Rayford, Irene, and Chloe Steele, Bruce Barnes, Buck Williams, and Tsion Ben Judah?
Why does Viv Ivins play such a pivotal role in Nicolae Carpathia’s life?
What were the events surrounding Nicolae’s sudden rise to power?
How did he become filled with evil?
You will find all these answers and more in this exciting series!


Marilena Carpathia has only one dream: to be a mother. So when a mysterious clairvoyant promises the fulfillment of this dream, Marilena does not hesitate. Through genetic engineering and the power of the prince of darkness himself, Marilena is about to become a chosen vessel, one who will unknowingly give birth to the greatest evil the world has ever known.

Halfway around the world, God’s plans are subtly being carried out, too. Young Ray Steele is determined to avoid one day taking over the family business. Instead, Ray sets his heart on becoming a pilot. . . .

Soon Carpathia’s and Steele’s lives will intersect. And good and evil will clash in an explosion that will shake the world.

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Tyndale House


Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim LaHaye