The Rising

The Rising

Antichrist Is Born Before They Were Left Behind

Book - 2005
Average Rating:
Rate this:
The Rising begins a new Left Behind series that will give you a glimpse into the lives of your favorite characters before the Rapture. Have you ever wondered what life was like before the Rapture for Rayford, Irene, and Chloe Steele, Bruce Barnes, Buck Williams, and Tsion Ben Judah? Plus, see why Viv Ivins plays 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 new series!In The Rising, 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. The eternal battle for souls has come to earth. The world hurtles toward the countdown to the Rapture.
Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Tyndale House, c2005.
ISBN: 9780842360562
Branch Call Number: Fic LaHa
Characteristics: 380 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Jenkins, Jerry B.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Oct 16, 2013

To add some context, consider reading: Skipping Towards Armageddon : the politics and propaganda of the Left behind novels and the LaHaye empire
by Michael Standaert
Soft Skull Press 2006 pbk ISBN-10: 1932360964, ISBN-13: 978-1932360967
Available through an interlibrary loan (ILL) from the Calgary Public Library, call number: 813 LAH S

Padawan_OLaina May 14, 2012

A nice addition to the whole storyline, but a little weird in some places, and downright disappointing in others, mainly in how some of the characters acted..

VIRNET36 Mar 01, 2012

Anyone who loves Christian fiction must read this series. It all begins in this fascinating book. It is good, good, good!!!

Mar 31, 2011

This is another series with the Left Behind series although it is only 3 books in this series. It focuses on the beginnings of Nicholae and his early years before he comes into the Left Behind (12 book series) I guess a pre-quel to the Left Behind although it was written afterwards.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at STPL

To Top