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Tribulation Force: The Continuing Drama of Those Left Behind (Left Behind #2)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  26,261 ratings  ·  629 reviews
Rayford Steele and Cameron Buck Williams find themselves pressed into service for the man they believe could be the Antichrist. As this man, Nicolae Carpathia, begins to lure the nations of Earth together to form one global empire, the judgement of God begins to fall on the Earth. Buck, Rayford, and the other believers must fight to stay alive and battle the forces of evil ...more
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Published March 1st 2001 by Recorded Books (first published 1996)
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Lynda Loges
Absolutely fantastic. My first taste of christian fiction and it made me want to read the Bible again. It left me craving more and turned me back to the Lord. Thank you!!
Oh Left Behind books, our time is through with each other. I am going to send you all away from my house now. I just don't know what to do with you, you are not worth selling on Amazon since you are so common you fetch no money, but do I donate you and live with the guilt that maybe some poor gullible lost soul buys you and is influenced to believe in this sci-fi bullshit that is passed off as truth? I hate to throw books out, but you might just be heading towards the big recycling bin in the sk ...more
First, I must dispute some of the claims made by other reviewers. They claim that this series is sexist, mainly because of the character of Hattie Durham. That is ridiculous, not only because such women exist in the world, but especially because there are other female characters (Chloe, for example) who do not behave in this manner. Additionally, there are male characters who have impure sexual motives as well. So, calling this book sexist is utterly unfounded. Secondly, they have called this bo ...more
While slightly better written than the first book (which is like saying steer manure is slightly better smelling than cow manure), this second helping of the "Left Behind" series suffers even more from lack of storytelling ability and imagination. The first 1/3 - 1/2 of the book is mostly taken up with an insipid budding romance fraught with problems of mistaken identity and mixed signals that seems like it was lifted straight out of any bad sit-com you can name. And once that is finally resolve ...more
Amanda Caldwell
I really enjoyed this book like the first one. There were a few things that annoyed me though.

1. Rayford and Chloe's relationship. It didn't seem believable as a father and daughter relationship. I guess they were just very open and that's great, but I didn't fully buy it. I found myself wondering if perhaps the authors (both males) were living vicariously through Rayford and wishing their relationships with their own daughters were so amazing. A lot of times I kept feeling like I was stuck in a
I read the first of the Left Behind novels a little over a year ago and never really felt any compelling need or desire to continue reading the series. But based on the recommendation of several friends, I picked up the second novel in the series and gave it a try.

And while I liked Tribulation Force and it was a fairly quick read, I can't say that I was overly impressed by it.

Please don't misunderstand me--the authors have done a great job of researching the end times as predicted in Revelations
Tad Callin
Jan 31, 2015 Tad Callin rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people I already hate
Recommended to Tad by: Mom
I wouldn't normally "review" a book I hadn't read, but I feel it's only fair in this case because publishers shouldn't produce a book that hasn't been written.

My mother, knowing that I'm a science fiction fan, sent me a big box full of these books, hopeful (apparently) that I would read them and share her great joy in their riveting depiction of the events in the book of Revelation as they unfold in a near-future (apparently not May 2011). I did try. I made it through the first chapter before I
Sep 20, 2007 Amanda rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christians/lovers of Christian fiction/fans of prophecy
Shelves: spiritual, disturbing
After the first one, I didn't really want to chew through alot of political stuff. I liked the first book, but parts of it moved really slow for me.

However, book 2 in the Left Behind series was great. While still slightly political, the action is much more fast paced. As the group of four who call themselves the Tribulation Force move closer to the signing of the treaty which will start the seven year Tribulation period, the world rejoices in the new world leader, Nicolae Carpathia. Even religi
After reading Book One of the "Left Behind" series, I read the second book "Tribulation Force" hoping it would be better than the first one. It was! I liked the first book, but parts of it moved really slow for me. I know part of that was because they had to build all the characters, but in Book Two the story really gets going. Book Two was great for me because it moved faster and had a stronger story line. If you're a religious reader and you want a good series, even though I have only read two ...more
James Rieser
This is a great book. In this book Buck Williams, a reporter for GNN, is working on spreading the good news. After Nicolae Carpathia asked Buck to join his team, Buck has to chose his decisions carefully because if he picks poorly, Nicolae might find out his secret. While this is going on the rest of the gang are trying to recruit more people to become Christians to join the tribulation. This is an exciting sequel to the book Left Behind; I loved it.
This story has a great plot and I hope you e
Tyler Sellers
Dec 10, 2014 Tyler Sellers rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for:
The "Tribulation Force" was an amazing book filled with suspense, romance, drama, and action. I love how it actually matches up to scripture when it talks about prophecies and the events happening during the Tribulation. The authors did a great job of portraying the characters to what I believe was spot on to how they would have acted in the end times. Even though its just a science fiction book, it still moved me at points and I can say that it is the best christian book I've read let alone may ...more
The story continues. The romance story line gets really intersting for a while, then ends up getting sappy toward the end of the book.

Suspense, intrigue etc. etc.

[personal complaints]:
They actually moved the U.N. to a place called "New Babylon". I can't believe people, especially religious people (for example the Catholics, or especially the Jews that were left behind) would not see that there was something spiritually fishy about that idea, seeing how frequently the name of Babylon is used in
In the second book in the Left Behind series, Tribulation Force, we continue following the lives of those left behind after the rapture. Rayford Steele, his daughter Chloe, and Buck Williams have all become followers of Christ and along with other new followers have committed to fighting off the Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia and introducing as many people as they can to Christ.
Throughout this book Buck and Chloe have married, and Buck and Raymond have each taken their own assignments in finding
Tori Hoeschler
Although I am of a secular world view, I admit the hype surrounding this series sparked my interest. This spark quickly expired and I am confident in saying I will not be reading any materials from LaHaye and Jenkins again.
I read this book shortly after completing Left Behind. I found Left Behind to be somewhat entertaining and thought, well, let's give the rest of the series a go. About half way through Tribulation Force I regretted this decision and cursed my inability to put abandon a book o
Buck Williams has witnessed the power of Nicolae Carpathia firsthand and only he and three others in the world – the newly formed Tribulation Force – know the truth: that Carpathia is the Antichrist. Although they try, it is impossible for them to stay out of his orbit or go against his wishes. The interesting conundrum this book brought up was when is it appropriate to share what you believe and when is it better to just stay silent. That’s relevant at any period in history, not just the end of ...more
This is my second go around with book/ and series. Wanted to read again as the new movie "remake" is coming out soon. Like I stated in my review for the first book. I can remember details through the series/ books. But as it read it again, as well with Tribulation Force it felt completely. One might say been the years since I have last read. But there has been many I have read a really long time ago and can recall them well. Like how I enjoyed the first book more again this was just as great. Th ...more
Chaos rules the world as panic and grief stricken survivors continue to search for their lost loved-ones. Suicide rates are sky-rocketing, businesses and homes are being looted, and martial law is in effect. A desperate world looks to the leadership and guidance of UN President Nicolae Carpathia, the only person offering any answers, hope, and plans to restore peace and order.

I needed to be saved from this thing called a novel. Talk about preachy, boring, predictable, etc. I was actually rolling my eyes during this book because the characters were so unbelievable and the story was too thin. Ugh. Worse than the first for sure and I will not read any more of these. Ever. Even if there is nothing else to read.
Edward Creter
This sequel to Left Behind picks up where that first book left off and goes thru hell and back andd back for seconds--and YOU'RE invited for the whole ride! As the EEEvil Nicolae Carpathia plans his next in a series of lethal moves for world domination, the newly formed (and increasingly inaccurately named) Tribulation Force struggles against his overwhelming power. Carpathia, a so-called pacifist yearning for control of Israel, has already bought news orgs and media worldwide and is bidding for ...more
Irene Dionaldo
You'll know a good book when you wish there could be one more chapter next to the last. After 450 pages, just two seals are revealed, but I'm amazed on how the authors spoiled the suspense when it's focused on prophecies -- something heavy to deal with. True enough! So intriguing, from the very first phase to the last line. Somehow, as I have updated earlier, the eighteenth chapter distracted me. :) If there's any next book to this, I'll grab the chance to have another ride.
I'm loving the innoc
Dylan Witzig
Rayford and Chloe continue to spread the word about Jesus. Nicolae has made Rayford part of his scheme and Rayford is now his personal pilot for the regular 757 that he flies and a new plane Nicolae has made himself, a Condor 216. Rayford, still greiving over his poss of his previous wife, head now found a new mate, Amana White who knew Irene a little bit. At the same time Rayford had found his love, Chloe had finally decided, along with Buck, that they should get more serious. Having a new fam ...more
My initial plan was to read the series (I found a set of 4 next to a trash can) and I figured, "hey, it's free...why not?" I will tell you why I will not be doing that...The book is horrible! The second is worse than the first and if I keep going I'm going to have to start rating subsequent books with negative stars. Everything in the book seems so scripted. The female who is suppose to be strong and "of Christ" spends the majority of the time playing mind games with the "protagonist," the prota ...more
To be honest. Though i find this series explosive and utterly addictive this book i find is a bit slow, though you still cant pull yourself away.

This books job, once being drawn into the event by the strange events of left behind, is written to establish what will come in the future books. Relationships, authority, umm preaching, basically to cement the thinking in the bible and to prepare the firstly emotional ride and secondly the readers belief in something that whether true or not is someth
The many left who include Bruce, Rayford, Chloe and Buck Williams have all become believers in Jesus Christ. That does not stop a man in slowly prominent power named Nicolae from making the biggest decision in the world on this end of the life. He will sign a treaty that will make the United States a peaceful nation and unite with the world. Many non-believers see this as hope but the false joy brings something Bruce Barnes knows too well. He knows the truth; the rapture had happened and the one ...more
More disturbing behavior and a weird twisting of God's Grace from our hero Captain Rayford Steele: He is pretty sure that he knows who the Antichrist is; the handsome and popular Nicolae Carpathea is behind the start of nuclear war and is angling to take over all the world's Ray gets a job as Old Nick's personal jet pilot. It's OK to work for the most evil man in history and take a paycheck, since Ray has secretly given his life to Christ (WIGNAYT?). While the rest of humanity i ...more
Paul Lunger
The 2nd installment of the "Left Behind" series "Tribulation Force" picks up where the first left off & the events are more stunning than the first. Nicolae Carpathia continues his quest for world domination by uniting the world under one currency, one religion & naming himself head of what is now known as the Global Community. He also moves the former UN to New Babylon after he signs an agreement with Israel allowing for peace. Our 4 main heroes from before all have slightly different r ...more
David Sarkies
Aug 18, 2012 David Sarkies rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
Recommended to David by: Some Christian Fundamentalists
Shelves: christian
There are two problems with me mentioning what happened in this book and it has something to do with having read it a while ago and wanting to actually put the book out of my mind. What I can say is that the book continues from where the last book finished to when the main Christian characters decide to form some elite commando group called the Tribulation Force to go and tell as many people the gospel of Jesus as possible. A noble idea and something that we should consider ourselves, except th ...more
Sandy (WI girl at heart)
Finished this book, "Tribulation Force" by Tim LaHaye, in June but just now getting around to reviewing it. This book is the 2nd book in the "Left Behind" series.

While the book is loosely based around the final days of our planet according to the Bible, I have found myself constantly picking the book up to read a few pages here and there when I had time. What I'm trying to say is the book was hard to put down and kept "calling" me back to it.

I don't find it hard to believe the layout of the seri
There are almost too many reasons to list about why I disliked this book. A short list:

- The dialogue takes up the majority of the book and is terribly basic and strained.
- Much over an hour (audiobook format - of a 10 hour book) is spent on tiresome dialogue between two characters clearing up a misunderstanding which very minimally effect their romantic relationship. Later, one of the main characters plans to marry a newly introduced character with less than 5 minutes of introduction of that
Saturday, November 22, 2008
What I'm reading

Have you heard of the Left Behind series? Silly question. Of course you have.

I've finally decided I'd read it and "kindled" the book. Mistake. I probably should have taken it out of the library. Think about this. There are twelve-thirteen? books in the series. Each one costs between 5 and 10 dollar a piece. Figuring the usual $10 kindle price, if i were to buy twelve of these, it would (will) run me $120

For a book. That isn't a masterpiece or a piece o
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Timothy "Tim" F. LaHaye is an American evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker, best known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins.

He has written over 50 books, both fiction and non-fiction.
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Left Behind (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Left Behind (Left Behind, #1)
  • Nicolae (Left Behind, #3)
  • Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides (Left Behind, #4)
  • Apollyon (Left Behind, #5)
  • Assassins (Left Behind, #6)
  • The Indwelling (Left Behind, #7)
  • The Mark (Left Behind, #8)
  • Desecration (Left Behind, #9)
  • The Remnant (Left Behind, #10)
  • Armageddon: The Cosmic Battle of the Ages (Left Behind, #11)
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