“I remember, exactly to the day, 9 years ago, when I started to read this book. I was on a plane, flying to Rome with my husband and some friends. One of my friends accompanying us loaned me the book to read. And as we sat on the plane, flying halfway across the world, meanwhile, my 7 month old son was left behind at home being cared for by my mother, people in the story started to disappear from an airplane. Can I tell you that I almost threw the book at the head of the friend who loaned it to me! But I continued to read. I have been raised to have faith in God, in a being, greater than I, even though there had been times in my life and I will admit there still are times, that put my faith/belief aside. But I beleive the operative word here is faith. Many people have difficulty accepting the stories of Adam and Eve or of Noah or even of Jesus. However, it is faith that allows us to accept, while maybe not understand that the natural things of our world had to originate from an intelligent being. The solar system, the planets, the possibility of life on other planets, life on this planet, the colors in the sky, the water in the oceans, the florwes, the trees, everything was created. And in being so, there has to have been someone who created them all. The point I am attempting to make here is that reading the Left Behind series brought me back to want to learn more, to understand more of the history of human kind and where our futurs lies. Irregardless of the intellectual content of the books, or what reading level they appeal to, it stands as a fact for me that those books inspired me to learn of God and his plans for humankind for myself. And as far as a religious fiction books are concerned, I feel the authors were successful in this series.”
BCGirl wrote this review Friday, May 22, 2009.