From the book jacket: Only the expert storytelling of world-famous Left Behind author Jerry B. Jenkins could take history's best-known account and retell it in a way that rivets our attention and grips our hearts. From his pen, and the brush of artist Ron DiCianni, comes this touching two-part novella featuring dual cameos of Joseph and Jesus--early and late in the years they shared as father and son. Holding Heaven offers a fresh perspective on the mysteries of the Incarnation-what it must have been like for the Son of God to walk this earth as a man, and for Joseph to raise ,this son he knew belonged first to Heaven. As you turn these pages, you will relish Jenkins' fresh telling of this beloved relationship. And when you savor the poignancy of the love that linked this father and son, you will be filled with a renewed appreciation for what your heavenly Father has done to His one and only Son, Jesus.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Left Behind series delivers a small-town story of reconciliation and hopea modern David vs. Goliath story with a surprise ending.Athens City, Alabama, is a town that lost its heart the day the high school football team lost the state championship and suffered a tragedy. Since that night, the town that once enjoyed superstar status has fallen on hard times. Now, years later, the former coach returns to head up one final season aided by a local who tells the story with a fresh voice. Together, they fight Goliath and learn that love and reconciliation are more important than winning ever could be. It is heartwarming storytelling that Jenkins fans have come to love.
With a deadly judgment from God, Judd's life changes forever. Lionel and the others in Israel try to help, but Judd must endure this trial alone. Vicki and the others at the schoolhouse witness a powerful answer to prayer. Then their worst fears are realized as the Global Community sets a plan in motion to trap believers. Will the kids be forced underground? Follow the Young Trib Force as they struggle to survive and tell others the truth.
His Excellency Global Community Potentate Nicolae Carpathia is back, this time as Satan. Resurrected and indwelt by the devil himself, it's no more Mr. Nice Guy as the beast tightens his grip as ruler of the world. Terror comes to the believers in Greece as they are among the first to face a GC loyalty mark application site and its benignly named but hideous death contraption, the loyalty enforcement facilitator. The gloves are off, and the battle is launched between the forces of good and evil for the very souls of men and women around the globe.
Filled with grief over the loss of their friend, the Young Trib Force hears scary details of the future. As Judd hides, the others must help him find secret documents to combat the Global Community. Lionel faces a life changing decision. Vicki must deliver the most convincing edition of the UNDERGROUND yet. Follow Judd, Vicki. Lionel, Ryan, and the growing Young Trib Force as they encounter new dangers and a world crumbling beneath them
The brand-new bestselling series from the authors of the phenomenal multi-million-selling Left Behind books. Now in paperback! Here is the first in the Biblically inspired series, The Jesus Chronicles, which brings to life the story of Jesus, told in the voices of those who knew and loved him best-the Gospel writers John, Mark, Matthew, and Luke. In this volume, readers will discover John's story, a thrilling account of the life of the man who came to fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament and to save all of humankind-and the disciple who was the last eyewitness to Jesus' glory. Readers will experience firsthand the creation of the Gospel of John as well as the Book of Revelation-Scripture that still has profound meaning for the world 2,000 years later.
They are teenagers whose lives were forever changed in the twinkling of an eye. Left behind at the Rapture, they must fend for themselves in a world gone crazy. The continuing story of Judd Thompson, Vicki Byrne, and Lionel Washington. Follow them as they struggle to survive and fight the forces of evil. With Nicolae on the rise, will this unlikely group survive? Or will they fall prey to the unending train of death and destruction? Follows the events and timeline established in the fifth book of the adult series, Apollyon.
The horrors of the Tribulation are over, and Jesus Christ has set up his perfect kingdom on earth. Believers all around the world enjoy a newly perfected relationship with their Lord, and the earth itself is transformed. Yet evil still lurks in the hearts of the unbelieving. As the Millennium draws to a close, the final generation of the unrepentant prepares to mount a new offensive against the Lord Himself--sparking the final and ultimate conflict from which only one side will emerge the eternal victor.
When the trumpet sounds, where will you be? Passengers in an airborne Boeing 747 find out in this riveting novel by renowned Christian speaker Tim LaHaye and master storyteller Jerry Jenkins. Without any warning, passengers mysteriously disappear from their seats. Terror and chaos slowly spread not only through the plane but also worldwide as unusual events continue to unfold. For those who have been left behind, the apocalypse has just begun. This fictional account of life after the Rapture delivers an urgent call to today's readers to prepare their own hearts and minister to others.
Millions of readers made the Left Behind series bestsellers. Now the third in the authors' bestselling Jesus Chronicles is available in trade paperback. This biblically inspired novel, third in the bestselling Jesus Chronicles, tells the story of Luke-the Gospel writer whose belief was built on the power of faith alone. Luke, who hadn't met Jesus, is skeptical of His miracles, until events in his own life irreversibly change him. Pledging himself to Christ, he begins a Gospel based on the conversion stories of believers and interviews with those who knew Him best-the disciples who spent three years with Jesus and, most important, His mother, Mary. The result would be a Scripture rich in the miraculous stories of the Lord's divinity, intended to appeal to women, nonbelievers, and the disenfranchised-and that would speak to the heart of Christians all over the world.
Luke never met Jesus. Unlike the other Gospel writers, he never witnessed Jesus perform miracles or heard Him impart the Word that healed the souls of so many. No, his was a belief built on faith alone, like that of believers today. And his Gospel, filled with the stories of the Lord's divinity, speaks to the hearts of Christians everywhere. In Luke's Story, we follow him as he rises from Greek slave to university-educated physician. Along the way, he meets Saul of Tarsus, a formidable Hebrew debater who becomes both Luke's role model and greatest competitor. Luke is intrigued but skeptical when he hears tales of a man named Jesus who purportedly performs great miracles of healing. But the dramatic story of the conversion and redemption of Saul, now called Paul, and the miraculous healing of one of his own patients by prayer, irreversibly changes Luke's spiritual life. He pledges himself to Christ and makes the life-changing choice to write a Gospel based on years of interviewing believers about their conversions and listening to stories of the Lord's life from those who knew Him-most important, His mother, Mary. Luke wrote his Gospel to appeal to women, nonbelievers, and the disenfranchised. The result is scripture rich in the miraculous stories of Jesus that touches people all over the world today.
Natalie's quick thinking helps Vicki, Darion, and Charlie escape the Global Community's grasp. But will the GC satellite tracking help hunt them down? A teenager with problems in New Babylon contacts the kids and Lionel believes it might be a trick. Will Judd take the chance of a secret rendezvous? As the world prepares to take the mark of Nicolae Carpathia, the kids try to convince people of the consequences. Join the Young Tribulation Force as they discover a clever way to spread their message via computer and struggle to free their friends.
2001 Christy Award finalist! The international fiction series phenomenon continues. Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye pick up the exciting end-times saga where The Indwelling left off. The evil world leader Nicolae Carpathia officially takes his place as the Antichrist and begins his three-and-a-half year reign of terror over the earth. Technology provides the means to place the mark of the beast on every human, and the Trib Force scrambles to survive.
The thrilling new novel of the Jesus Chronicles from the authors of the multi-million bestselling Left Behind series. The phenomenal multi-million-selling Left Behind series has won legions of fans. Now Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins give us the second book in their bestselling Jesus Chronicles-biblically inspired novels that bring to life the story of Jesus as never told before. Mark's Story is a thrilling account that vividly depicts the last day before Jesus' crucifixion and the danger that early believers faced as they boldly proclaimed him Christ the Lord. Readers will discover firsthand the growth of the early Church, the struggles of Jesus' followers, the persecution they endured-and their bravery and passion, which laid the foundation for the Christian Church and still reverberates throughout the world today.
"Mark's Story" is a thrilling account that vividly depicts the last day before Jesus crucifixion, and the danger that early believers faced as they boldly proclaimed Jesus as Christ the Lord.
"Nothing worth doing right is easy."-Mike Matheny Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success, leading the Cards to the postseason three times in his first three years, people have noticed something else about his life, something not measured in day-to-day results. Instead, it's based on a frankly worded letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached, a cry for change that became an Internet sensation and eventually a "manifesto." The tough-love philosophy Matheny expressed in the letter contained his throwback beliefs that authority should be respected, discipline and hard work rewarded, spiritual faith cultivated, family made a priority, and humility considered a virtue. In The Matheny Manifesto, he builds on his original letter by first diagnosing the problem at the heart of youth sports--hint: it starts with parents and coaches--and then by offering a hopeful path forward. Along the way, he uses stories from his small-town childhood as well as his career as a player, coach, and manager to explore eight keys to success: leadership, confidence, teamwork, faith, class, character, toughness, and humility. From "The Coach Is Always Right, Even When He's Wrong" to "Let Your Catcher Call the Game," Matheny's old-school advice might not always be popular or politically correct, but it works. His entertaining and deeply inspirational book will not only resonate with parents, coaches, and athletes, it will also be a powerful reminder, from one of the most successful new managers in the game, of what sports can teach us all about winning on the field and in life.From the Hardcover edition.
The fourth installment in the Jesus Chronicles, from the bestselling author of the Left Behind series. This story in the Jesus Chronicles depicts the life of the most unlikely of apostles-a sinner turned saint-and his time with the Lord. <P><P>With Matthew, readers walk alongside Jesus as He gives the Sermon on the Mount, performs the miracles of healing the sick and raising the dead, contemplates His fate at the Last Supper and in the Garden of Gethsemane, is crucified, and most important, resurrected. <P>Thrilling and uplifting, Matthew's Story shows how the true Messiah changed the life of one man, and forever altered the course of history.
After witnessing a horrific plane crash, Judd and Lionel must find a way back to Jerusalem on their own. A terrifying scene awaits them as Nicolae Carpathia prepares for another deadly display. Back in the States, Vicki helps a new believer by contacting an acquaintance of long ago. The decision thrusts the kids into a meeting with a Global Community worker and leads to an unexpected adventure. Join the Young Tribulation Force as they band together to help people understand the truth.
From Amazon.com: School's back in session, and evil is in the curriculum: Judd and Vicki's old school has just been renamed Nicolae Carpathia High after the UN's new secretary-general, whom scripture-guru Bruce declares is the Antichrist and who has already begun planning a one-world government, religion, and currency. Our four heroes, recovering from the chaos of the Rapture just weeks ago (starting with The Vanishings, the first book in the Left Behind: The Kids series), are brushing up on Ezekiel, Daniel, and Revelation, preparing to help in the last-minute "soul harvest" prophesied for the end-times. But it won't be easy, because the faculty is confiscating Bibles and citing separation of church and state to put a lid on the truth. The Young Tribulation Force has to get creative to spread the Good News.
First they were Left Behind. Then they formed the Tribulation Force. Now they must face Nicolae. In Nicolae, the most explosive of the three books thus far, the seven-year tribulation is nearing the end of its first quarter, when prophecy says that "the wrath of the Lamb" will be poured out upon the earth. Rayford Steele becomes the ears of the tribulation saints at the highest levels of the Carpathia regime. Meanwhile, Buck Williams attempts a dramatic all-night rescue run from Israel through the Sinai that will hold you breathless to the end. breathless to the end.
In Wisconsin, Vicki Byrne and the others try to keep Cheryl Tifanne calm until a doctor arrives. Will her baby survive? After an accident on the way back to Wisconsin, Judd Thompson rushes for medical help. Lionel Washington is forced to make a life threatening decision as the Global Community closes in. In New Babylon, Chang Wong notices strange reports and wonders how this coming disaster will affect the Young Tribulation Force. Join Judd, Lionel, Vicki, and the others as they struggle to survive the most chaotic days the earth has ever seen.
Filled with despair over tragic news about their friends, Judd and Ryan set out for Israel to discover the truth. The trail leads them to a surprising find and into the hands of the Global Community. Back at home, Vicki, Lionel, and their friends plan to carry out another mission at Nicolae High, but not without great danger. What if they get caught? Will Vicki be sent back to the detention center now that Bruce is gone? Follow Judd, Vicki, Lionel, Ryan, and the growing Young Trib Force as they continue their heroic journey through the earth's last days.
Autobiography of former Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Orel Hershiser, written the year after the Dodgers 1988 World Series victory.
Book 38. Judd and his friends face a new threat from the Global Community. Will God help them escape? Will they reach more people with their message? As a few members of the Young Tribulation Force move to Petra, deadly news reaches them about a beloved friend. While Lionel adjusts to a new assignment, Judd and Vicki must make decisions that will affect the rest of their lives. Join the Young Tribulation Force as they face the final clays before the battle of Armageddon.
Time seems to slow as the clock ticks down.... Pan-Con Airlines captain Rayford Steele prepares for a flight to London with beautiful flight attendant Hattie Durham. Because of his wife's newfound faith, Rayford looks forward to time-and the possibilities-with Hattie. Journalist Cameron "Buck" Williams is in Israel when the Russians attack, and he experiences for himself the miraculous deliverance of the Holy Land. Buck cannot deny Chicago bureau chief Lucinda Washington's insistence that the event was prophesied in Scripture, though he dares not consider the personal ramifications. Meanwhile, Nicolae Carpathia eliminates any obstacles in his path to power. As the newly appointed president of Romania, Nicolae is invited to speak before the U.N. Without warning, millions disappear and are welcomed into the unspeakable presence of God. On Earth some realize what has happened... what they've lost... what they've missed. And the darkest days lie ahead for those left behind.
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