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Kingdom Come: The Final Victory (Left Behind #13)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  3,807 Ratings  ·  170 Reviews
The horrors of the Tribulation are over, and Jesus Christ has set up his perfect kingdom on earth. Believers all around the world enjoy a newly perfected relationship with their Lord, and the earth itself is transformed. Yet evil still lurks in the hearts of the unbelieving. As the Millennium draws to a close, the final generation of the unrepentant prepares to mount a new ...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published 2007)
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Joe FIness I just started this book. I been through the series 2 times before and felt the same way about "The Glorious Appearing". botyh times thats where i…moreI just started this book. I been through the series 2 times before and felt the same way about "The Glorious Appearing". botyh times thats where i just fell off. Ironic I know, lol, get all that way and give up. Well third times the charm I guess. This book though, while I guess it does seem to start off slow, I think it's good, for if nothing else it seems like the begining of the series again with the "T.O.L". thats where I'm at now, and anticipating it will keep climbing. i hope it doesnt turn out that i was just really optomistic, lol, that would suck.(less)
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Sep 12, 2014 Dawn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes I just have to wonder what I'm thinking. For most of this past summer, I've been listening to the Left Behind Series mainly because the first book was part of the Tyndale Summer Reading Program. And while it was nice to revisit this series, I see now why I never took the time reading either the prequels or the final one Kingdom Come. The final one came out 7 years ago, and by that point I was already over the series. Especially since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out that y ...more
Waaaay too preachy, too much quoting of the Bible. It didn't read like a novel for the first 1/3 of it, and I nearly gave up on it after having read 12 books prior to it!

I was annoyed with the whole storyline involving Kenny and his friends trying to infiltrate the non-believers during the millenium, and it never goes anywhere. I was left wondering what was the point? I found this to be a disappointing end to an otherwise great series.
Michael Tesdahl
Oct 30, 2009 Michael Tesdahl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." The end if the age is exactly what this book is about. This is, no doubt,this is a book that anyone should read. Of course i do not suggest this to anyone who has not read the first twelve books of the Left Behind series. The entire series is amazing, so starting at the beginning is completely worth it. This book begins about eight years into the Millennial Kingdom. The Millennial Kingdom is Jesus' one thousand year reign on Earth. Kingdom ...more
Jul 31, 2013 Misha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
To put it bluntly, this book disgusts me. This is probably one of the most offensive, mean-spirited books that I have ever read. Admittedly, this series is definitely not for me, as I am not, and have never been a Christian. But I understand it. I get why people believe in it so strongly, I really do. That being said, the fact that books like these exist makes my heart ache.

For the most part, this series is okay. The writing is average, I liked the characters, and the story is actually pretty e
J. Else
Jan 19, 2010 J. Else rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The magical quality about this series is showing that its okay to have a flawed faith, God always loves you and accepts you. I like reading about characters who struggle day-to-day with faith and overcome those challenges. These characters have "glorified minds" and are all nice and sweet. They no longer feel physical attraction towards one another, just brotherly-sisterly love, which is boring. The first chapters are very slow reads as its Jesus illustrating his kingdom. I mean, Jesus is the ma ...more
Apr 27, 2008 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first four chapters are BORING! I actually bought the book when it first came out because I LOVE Left Behind, but I couldn't read those chapters. It's very little narration, and more speculation on what will happen at the beginning of the Millenium, which involves reading long passages of scripture and Raymond actually feeling weird about building his house. Not exactly the drama we're used to with these novels.
But after that, the book becomes much more like the other books in the series, a
Mar 30, 2013 Joyce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I purchased this Book in 2007....Most of what I remember was that it was a series of around 13 Books....and most all of the Reviews that I have read...I must say that I agree with...Many who have read this series have indicated that they are now re-reading their Bible and or feeling much closer to God...There is also comments about the Evil that exists among our population...I totally agree with that statement....
F. Atchley
Nov 16, 2013 F. Atchley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: left-behind
am a huge fan of the Left Behind series. It was a series that really got me back into reading. As a sequel, I enjoyed Kingdom Come, but there were points where it left me a little disappointed.

The subject of Kingdom Come is the much debated Millennial Kingdom, a prophesied 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ on earth. Satan, also known as the Devil, is locked up for the duration and is unable to tempt mankind. At the end of the Millennial Kingdom he is set free (or escapes) to once again tempt man
Matteo Borri
Dec 25, 2016 Matteo Borri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jenkins has written a very good piece of dystopian fiction, and I think the people who left bad reviews missed it. Let me elaborate as to why:

The Earth is flat - not literally, but there are no more mountains and most of the interesting landscapes are gone. There's no night anymore. It doesn't have any natural landmarks because the entire Earth outside of Jerusalem is basically central Kansas baking in an endless summer. It's uniformly hot, insanely bright and flat, flat, flat.

There was a river
Mike Mcintyre
Oct 23, 2012 Mike Mcintyre rated it it was ok
Shelves: christian
The problem with this book is that it lacks legitimate conflict. The main characters can't die, and the ending is telegraphed long before we even start this book. There's a little manufactured conflict towards the end, but overall not the most exciting installment in this series.

The first couple of chapters are virtualy unreadable. If you stick with it, it gets a little better. This book is really for die hard left behind fans (if you've read the first 15 books, you mine as well read this one).
Glenda L
Nov 11, 2013 Glenda L rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought I had read all of the Left Behind books, but found this one on my shelf. I am so glad I read it, as it concludes the series. I learned about all of the trials and tribulations of the end times and of course all of the beauty for the believers. I guess you could call this a "Christian Thriller." At any rate it makes you think.
Feb 10, 2009 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read all of the Left Behind books and I felt this was an appropriate closing to the series and a good fictional representation of the prophecies in Revelations. I really enjoyed this book and seeing the happy ending for all of the characters I loved so much in the rest of the series. After reading this series, anyone who was not a believer would surely turn into one.
Carolanne wollin
This book also doesn't get a rating. I too almost put this book down after reading the first 12 , but I pushed thru. I did like certain parts of the book but they were few and far between. I thought it was too late in series to be introducing new characters. I was disturbed to see how quickly after the appearing of Jesus the world once again went to pot.
David 'Wavey' Cowpar
After twelve other amazing books on a realistic look at what Revelation might be saying, this one was ridiculous. Jesus is back on earth reigning as King, but for some weird reason sets back up the Temple and sacrificial systems...

if you read the series give this one a miss.
-4 stars for vile heretical theology of free will, 'feelings are truth', decision, and judeolatry (it doesn't get -5 because it has a Jesus who is God, though scarcely recognizable as the God of the Bible and missing his divine attributes, but at least it's not charismaniac) - even soaked in verbatim passages of scripture the authors manage to convey lies, using the very word of God itself, twisted and ripped from context. +3 as fiction, if one can view it solely as fiction, and for one or two d ...more
Feb 03, 2017 Stacy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic series second time too read

I have always found the book of Revelations to be a hard read, confusing, but the series really helped shed light on the end times. This second time around being more firmly set in my faith it just made me truly yearn for my everlasting home and to be with my father in heaven. This is one I would recommend to anyone who has questions about this time. Take advantage of the given scriptures throughout the story and look them up and study them to determine for y
Candy Atkins
Jan 10, 2017 Candy Atkins rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have never given a 1 star review. Usually, if I don’t like a book I don’t review it because not all books were written for all people. However, if you make me trudge through a deteriorating 13 part story the ending better be phenomenal. I mean Jesus is coming back so it should be pretty easy to get to fantastic.

This book is so dumb. I mean really dumb. To say it was a let down would be an understatement. I kept reading thinking "It has to get better. This can't be it." But it was. (sigh)
Candice Attrill
This was a fitting ending, but kind of ok. For a high drama series with a lot of questions and research this felt like almost a let down.
Jan 29, 2017 Camden rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1.5 stars rounded down.
Jessica Halt
Dec 30, 2016 Jessica Halt rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this entire series..until this one. Way too much flip flop between pages of Scripture, confusing plot lines that came and went out of nowhere, and no climax or nice ending. I know the writers were just going with the little l material they had, but they could have done it in a smoother fashion. Ugh.
Jul 19, 2008 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the final installment to the Left Behind series, and it was bittersweet. I eagerly anticipated its release because I was dying to know what happened--the flow of the series was broken up by the release of several prequels prior to this book--but I also didn't want it to be over. After reading the more than a dozen books in the series, I became attached to the characters. Jenkins created believable, everyday characters struggling with issues of faith.

At this point in the series, Jesus'
Jan 06, 2009 Robert rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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James Lankford
I "liked" this book, but not "really liked it". To me this book did not have the depth or engagement that its predecessors had.

I read the original Left Behind series, books 1-12 about 16 years ago. At the end of last year, I got the 3 prequel books and read those, which immediately fired-up my interest to re-read the series. So after finishing the last prequel book "The Rapture", I just kept right on going into the original Left Behind series. Amazing after having been so long reading them that
Sarah Schoesler
It has been a couple of years since I read the first 12 books in this series and I wished that I would have ready book number 13 right away. It took me quite a while to get back into the series and even though I remembered most of the characters by name, I could not completely remember their stories. This book takes place during Jesus' 1000 year reign. Only those who are believers in Christ, or born since the Glorious Appearing, are left on earth. Those born since the appearing have 100 years to ...more
Lynnda Ell
Jul 15, 2010 Lynnda Ell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kingdom Come met my expectations for the polished duo of LaHaye and Jenkins. When the timeline for the plot needed to cover 1,000 years in under 400 pages, I was a bit sceptical that they could pull it off. They came through by using roughly the first half of the story to give a detailed account of the world under the authority of King Jesus.

The only ones in the new kingdom were Christians left on earth after King Jesus judged the nations. Those Christians who had died both before and during th
May 10, 2011 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though I thought the ending a bit rushed and some parts a bit too obvious, I found this final book in the series to be much more engaging than I'd anticipated, especially given some of the negative reviews. I enjoyed the appearances of Old Testament figures and the strong integration of Scripture into the story. Further, I was rather impressed with the authors' ability to illuminate the role of free will during the Millennium and to predict how Satan could gain followers even as he's locked away ...more
Book #13 Final book of the Left Behind Series. I had high hopes for the last book. I enjoyed over half of it, but then it fell short. There was a great build up of the various story lines, only to have them quickly completed leaving you feeling jipped. Not to mention, the extremely large time warp. I had enjoyed the added books in the beginning of the series that pictured the rapture in the eyes of those raptured, and expected to have much the same enjoyment for the final battle and kingdom come ...more
Brenda Humphreys
May 19, 2016 Brenda Humphreys rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book as usual. This is the last book of the series and the section that is least known about. At the beginning the authors talk to us to explain what the Bible says about the Millennium. It was very interesting. I thought that the whole book was going to be about the authors explaining the little bit that is in the Bible about this period. But they do go into the story. It seems brief because it is covering the whole thousand years, which was fine by me. I enjoyed just learning about what ...more
Susan Barhydt bielecki
It has taken me approximately a year and a half to read this entire 16 book series with this being the last one. The journey has been well worth it. It started out very fast paced and exciting as I gobbled up the first 3 books quickly. Some of the books were a bit slower and I think this one probably was the slowest of them all. This book did delve into more biblical interpretations which I enjoyed but it took me a long time to get through it. The end began to get even more interesting and then ...more
Jan 28, 2016 Mallory rated it liked it
The last book in the series. The Millennial Kingdom is established; the Tribulation is over. For all those born into this magnificent new world, however, there is still a choice - turn to Jesus or turn away from Him. The core is still there, but this book mostly features newer characters who work at different ministries in the Kingdom and also try to infiltrate the opposition, who are subverting the truth and attempting to lead many astray. The authors try for suspense and intrigue here, but mos ...more
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Timothy "Tim" F. LaHaye was 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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