Thursday, January 5, 2006

Book Review: Left Behind - The Regime

The second prequel book to the popular Left Behind series from Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, The Regime takes us further into the dark development of the would-be Antichrist, Nicolae Carpathia.

An up-and-coming Romanian businessman-turned-politician, Carpathia orchestrates his rise to the lower Parliamentary house thru means both immoral and illegal.

The Regime differs from other volumes in the Left Behind collection in that it is a creation purely from the imagination of the authors while the rest of the series is based on the Biblical account of the second-coming of Christ foretold in the book of Revelation.

Though a purely fictional work may seem blasphemous to the most staunch of believers, the authors do a good job of keeping their fiction true to the original series without creating any theology in the process. I found The Regime to be a much more enjoyable read than it's predecessor, The Rising. I highly recommend this episode of the Left Behind saga. You'll finish it in anticipation of the next episode, scheduled for release on 6-6-06, fittingly enough.


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