With the release of the 12th and final book of the Left Behind series (though a prequel and sequel are scheduled), the phenomenon has once again shocked media elites. The nearly two million print-run sold out before the book even went on sale prompting news coverage. Newsweekput the writing duo of Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins on its cover. The series is almost ten years old, however, and Christianity Today and its sister publications have been following it for some time.

Left Behind: The Book Series

Our original review of Left Behind: The Bible Study at the End of the World | Recent novels by evangelical leaders say more about popular American Christianity than about the end times (Sept. 1, 1997)
Newsweek catches up to Left Behind | What more can be said about the Left Behind series? Not much, though this week's Newsweek cover story tries to go for one less-played angle
Compiled by Ted Olsen | posted May 20, 2004
Weblog: Time's Up? | Have You Heard About the Left Behind Book Series? Time Apparently Hadn't
Compiled by Ted Olsen | posted May 20, 2004
No Longer Left Behind | An insider's look at how Christian books are agented, acquired, packaged, branded, and sold in today's marketplace.
By Steve Rabey | posted April 12, 2002
Bible Prophecy Sales Boom | Whether scholarship or fiction, prophetic books are top sellers after September 11.
By Mark A. Kellner | posted Oct. 28, 2001
Left Behind Has Been Very, Very Good to Tyndale | Success leaves publisher wondering how to best steward the company's increase.
By Corrie Cutrer | posted Oct. 17, 2000
Weblog: Readers Apparently Enraptured with Latest Left Behind, Now #1 | The Indwelling hits number one on New York Times bestseller list
Compiled by Ted Olsen | posted June 9, 2000
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