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Title:
Assassins : assignment: Jerusalem, target: Antichrist
Author:
LaHaye, Tim, 1926-2016.
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Publication Information:
Wheaton, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
[xvi, 416 unnumbered pages ; 24 cm.
Summary:
The Tribulation Force continues to fight the forces of Antichrist.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
860 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.5 15.0 29695.

Reading Counts RC High School 6.2 23 Quiz: 25300 Guided reading level: NR.
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ISBN:
9780842329200

9780842329279

9781414334950
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Book

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The best-selling Christian fiction series of all time, Left Behind, reaches a crescendo in this gripping book when Nicolae Carpathia is assassinated, setting the stage for the last half of the Great Tribulation.


Author Notes

Timothy LaHaye was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 27, 1926. He began preaching while working at a summer camp. In 1944, he joined the Army Air Force and was a machine-gunner on bombers in Europe. He received a bachelor's degree from Bob Jones University in 1950, doctor of ministry degree from Western Theological Seminary, and a doctor of literature degree from Liberty University.

He served a congregation in Minneapolis until 1956, then became the pastor of the Scott Memorial Baptist Church in El Cajon, California for 25 years. He wrote or helped write over 50 fiction and non-fiction books. He is the co-author of the Left Behind series and the Left Behind: The Kids series with Jerry B. Jenkins. His non-fiction works cover a wide variety of subjects including marriage, family life, depression, homosexuality, anger management, education, and politics. He died days after he had a stroke on July 25, 2016 at the age of 90.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

With only a few months remaining before the millennium, two new novels featuring an Antichrist distinguish themselves from the score that have already appeared. Both are sequels. LaHaye and Jenkins' Assassins is the sixth in the Left Behind series, the fastest-selling Christian fiction series ever, even accomplishing the unheard-of feat of crossing over to mainstream bestsellerdom: Apollyon [BKL F 1 99] briefly rose to number two on the New York Times list. The current installment occurs about three and one-half years before the return of Christ, and it features such Revelation phenomena as supernatural horsemen; resurrections; and two preachers, "the Jerusalem Twosome," who can deal out death by pointing their fingers. Buck and Ray, the once-tepid Christians who were left behind but have become freedom fighters in the Tribulation Force, continue a campaign of underground resistance. Once more, everything converges in Jerusalem, now transformed into a city "exhibiting every perversion and fleshly evil known to man." Buck operates inside Nicolae's (the Antichrist's) circle of influence, while Ray, long separated from Buck, is convinced that God has instructed him to assassinate Nicolae. The only point in this, it seems, is that Nicolae must be killed so that he can resurrect himself. Anyhow, LaHaye and Jenkins keep the narrative lively, and Assassins should do at least as well as Apolyon. Next episode: spring 2000. Myers' Fire of Heaven is the sequel to Blood of Heaven and Threshold (1997), fast-moving tales dealing with the DNA of Christ and the possible rise of an Antichrist, respectively. Myers brings back several of his characters here, notably Brandon and Sarah Martus. They are the two prophets, mentioned in Revelation, whose destiny is to cry out to the world the presence of an Antichrist--and then be sacrificed. What Myers has that LaHaye and Jenkins do not, oddly enough, is passion. This is exhibited in his quite believable portrait of Brandon and Sarah's frustrating marriage (inexplicably, God has commanded them not to have sex); how he captures both characters' feelings of inadequacy, and their frequent, guilt-ridden failures, before their enormous task; and in his intriguing examination of why a God of love can exact such retributions on humanity as earthquakes and famines. By contrast to this fierce God, Myers' Antichrist appears, at least at first, as a decent sort of chap. Myers' metaphor for God's love is extraordinary, and violent: a father who sees his daughter threatened by a rabid dog and fights it to the death. God has promised retribution, and it will be brutal, Myers says, but it will also be loving, even if we cannot immediately understand such love. Myers' apparent conclusion to his trilogy is subtle yet compelling and deeply felt. --John Mort


Library Journal Review

We've all wondered at one time or another what the end of mankind as we know it will be like. Not until you hear the chilling Assassins, narrated by Richard Ferrone in his raspy, matter-of fact voice, will many of those images take form in the souls left behind. Rafert, Buck, Hatti, and the others of the underground Tribunal were too late to come to faith before the Rapture embraced true Christian believers. Now committed to Christ, they find every day a test of survival against the anti-Christ Nicholas Carpathia, the leader of the Global Community, and his soldiers. Biblical prophecies materialize on the earth while fire-breathing horsemen provide protection to believers and destruction to nonbelievers. This is the ultimate game of survival, and winning means coming to Christ before one third of the world's population is annihilated in the Second Coming. Assassins is a race against time and evil along with the power of choice each person has to make about the existence of God. Recommended for Christian and general audiences. Leslie Wolf, Univ. at Buffalo Law Lib., NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.