Tim LaHaye publishes Left Behind - Timeline Event
The publication of Left Behind in 1995 highlighted the growing interest in the end times among conservative Protestants. The novel centers around characters who were left behind after the Rapture. It was the first in a series of 16 best-selling novels by Tim LaHaye and Christian writer Jerry Jenkins. More than 70 million copies were sold, along with a marketplace of related products, including T-shirts, movies, and a Bible study series. The Left Behind series remains one of the best-selling works of Christian fiction in the United States.
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Religious GroupsBaptist Family: Other ARDA Links
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BiographiesLaHaye, Timothy "Tim"
Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B Jenkins- image courtesy Tyndale House Publishers
Tim LaHaye portrait
Book/Journal Source(s)Lippy, Charles, and Peter Williams, 2010. Encyclopedia of Religion in America Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.
Web Page ContributorBenjamin T. Gurrentz
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Sociology