How to read Left Behind

How to read Left Behind series: Tim LaHaye books in order

If you want to read some Christian fiction this saga is what you are looking for. A best-selling series written by Tim LaHaye and co-authored with Jerry B. Jenkins that has had different adaptations, both in videogames and movies. Want to know how to read Left Behind series? then keep reading to learn the proper reading order of Tim LaHaye series.

These religious novels center on the apocalypse or, better said, on an interpretation of the complete final destruction of the world.  In this, the Tribulation of Force will have to deal with the Global Community, an organization lead by Nicolae Carpathia, who happens to be the Antichrist.

In what order should I read Tim LaHaye books? How to read Left Behind series

The original series is composed of sixteen books, three of them being a prequel and therefore taking place before the events of Left Behind: A Novel of Earth’s Last Days.  I suggest you not to read these novels in neither publication order nor chronological order, but instead reading the original series first and then the prequels.

In case you want to follow this suggestion, here you have Left Behind books in order:

Tim Lahaye books in order

Left Behind series in order


  • Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days
  • Tribulation Force: The Continuing Drama of Those Left Behind
  • Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist
  • Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides
  • Apollyon: The Destroyer Is Unleashed
  • Assassins: Assignment: Jerusalem, Target: Antichrist
  • The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession
  • The Mark: The Beast Rules the World
  • Desecration: Antichrist Takes the Throne
  • The Remnant: On the Brink of Armageddon
  • Armageddon: The Cosmic Battle of the Ages
  • Kingdom Come: The Final Victory
  • The Rising: Antichrist is Born (prequel)
  • The Regime: Evil Advances (prequel)
  • The Rapture: In the Twinkling of an Eye

If instead, you want to read Left Behind in Chronological order then you only have to read the prequels first and then follow the previous list. Maybe you want to buy Left Behind books now that you know the proper order of Tim Lahaye books? you can purchase them here.

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Soul Harves

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The Mark

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The Remnant

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Left Behind movies

The popularity of this series grew significantly when they were into movies. This series has had two movie adaptations, the original ones that adapted the three first novels in the series and were released directly to home video.  The reboot, was released in 2014 starring Nicolas Cage and was entitled Left Behind.

In case you want to watch Left Behind movies in order here you go:

This series served also as an inspiration for the PC game Left Behind: Eternal Forces, which was released in 2006 and has several sequels.

 Now that you know Left Behind reading order will you start them? or maybe watch the movies? don’t forget to comment!

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