El Comando Tribulación (Left Behind, #2)
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El Comando Tribulación (Left Behind #2)

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A New York Times Bestseller in English

In a cataclysmic instant, millions of people disappear from the planet. Only four people survive and they unite to form "Tribulation Force." Their goal is nothing less than to oppose the enemies of God, and to fight against them during the most chaotic seven years the planet will ever see.

Paperback, 335 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Editorial Unilit (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!!
Greg
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
Amanda
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
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...more
Michael
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...more
Connor
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
Timothy
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
Joel
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...more
Tad Callin
Jun 05, 2011 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...more
Elle
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...more
Amanda
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...more
Giovanni
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.

Christina
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
Lesley
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
Susan
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...more
CJ
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
Mark
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 governments...so 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...more
Lauren
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...more
Patricia
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...more
Tanya Waggerby
The plot in this was... ok at best. The first book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time, but honestly after the scare factor of your entire family mysteriously disappearing into thin air, the plot kind of... putters out. The second book is very rushed in the area of relationships. Everyone is just suddenly in love with very little courting or common grounds. And the very little romance and courting that there IS in the book is so cheesy even the trashiest romance novel wouldn't touch it...more
Travis
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Michael
Mere weeks after the disappearance of millions around the globe in Left Behind Romanian President Nicolae Carpathia has risen to the position of Secretary General of the U.N. based mostly on his charisma and talk of peace and disarmament in the wake of the tragedy and he is making deals to make the U.N. (now called ‘The Global Community’) and is making deals to make the Global Community more powerful. But, not all in this new world believe he is the benevolent leader he appears to be.

Rayford Ste...more
Steven Flowers
After The Rapture, Rayford Steele has finally realized what all his life he has been running from. There is a Christ and he has returned and Rayford had been left behind. Him, his daughter Chloe, Buck, and Bruce end up in a group called the Tribulation Force. They created the group to be able to know what’s coming next, stay in touch, and become good friends who battle the Anti-Christ. Buck has escaped Carpathia, who everyone in Tribulation Force suspects is the Anti-Christ, but is being stalked...more
Hannah Ruthie
I wasn't sure whether I'd enjoy this series, but found it a very entertaining diversion during a busy week. I couldn't say that it is definitely my view on the end-times (which I confess to be not fully formed), but is certainly plausible and fairly mainstream.

The start of this book was excellent - characters having their own personal dilemmas in the midst of a changing world. I enjoyed reading about people that had never taken Christianity seriously now being challenged by God and becoming tot...more
Roberta
Story begins with billions of devoted Christians mysteriously disappearing from all over the Earth. A charismatic leader (Carpathia) with unlimited inherited funds emerges to unite the planet. He buys out all media & publications, renaming them. He fools nearly all with his mind control, call for worldwide peace, & falsified explanation of what occurred. He demands each country destroy 90% of their weapons & donate the remaining 10% to the U.N., which he's now taken command of &...more
Reyna (Glamour Glory)
I just finished reading the book and I loved the ending. Wait, let me rephrase that, I love how the ending was written as a cliff-hanger, and not what "happens" at the end. It really makes you want to keep reading... It is a great book. I gave it 5 stars b/c it really taught me more about the end of days, and I felt closer to the main characters. It is not as repetitive as the 1st one, and I like the new character(s). :) I like how the new character was brought in and "why". NO SPOILERS SORRY. I...more
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Timothy F. LaHaye is an American conservative evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker. He is best-known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins. He has written over fifty books, both fiction and non-fiction.
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