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Armageddon: The Cosmic Battle of the Ages

(Left Behind #11)

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The scattered Tribulation Force is drawn inexorably toward the Middle East, as are all the armies of the world, when human history culminates in the battle of the ages. During the last year of the Great Tribulation, safe houses are no longer safe, and the cast of characters dramatically changes. By the time of the war of the great day of God the Almighty, the globe has bec ...more
Paperback, 395 pages
Published November 18th 2003 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published April 8th 2003)
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Amanda
Aug 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
After finishing this book in just two sittings, I have to honestly say that, unlike the other Left Behind books, I couldn't put it down. I really believe it was because this book was much more character-focused than the rest. There is actually character development going on: growth, self-sacrifice, emotion, etc. For example, I really haven't been crazy about the character Chloe throughout this series, and this is the first book that really gets into her head. I found myself appreciating her a lo ...more
Michael Courtois
Jan 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
READ THE SERIES.
Oceana
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was so emotional! It got better as I read on. The power of Almighty God! WOW!
One book to go!!
Kate
Dec 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
With New Babylon now shrouded in total darkness only believers can see leaving unbelievers with blinded eyes. A member of the tribulation force is taken into custody and the future of the other members seems questionable. Tsion and Buck journey to Jerusalem as the Jewish people prepare for the greatest battle the world has ever faced. Chang and Naomi have become closer. The world is coming to a climactic conclusion as the antichrist steps up his massive destruction.
With love found and great loss
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Jim
Dec 27, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2013, 2013-adult
This includes spoilers:

I didn't care for this book. The concept and idea is fine, but the writing is so horrible, it makes it difficult to enjoy the book. The dialogue seems like it is written by a 12 year old and that is the good dialogue. The dialogue of Carpathia and his cronies is even worse, it's like a bad 80's cartoon. Also, all the "heroic" characters talk the same. There is no differentiation between them.

As for this book specifically, I don't find myself sad that Chloe died. She had be
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Eliana H
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
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Shelly
Mar 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This entire series was great! It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time and made me excited for the next book to come out. It wasn't a "preachy" book but at the same time did witness. My review will be the same for all the books in the series. Well worth reading!! ...more
S. Sloan
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Like the other books in Tim LaHaye's series, this one made me go back and take a closer look at the Book of Revelation. Really enjoyed this book. ...more
Tabby
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BUT WHY DID IT END THERE??????

I guess I have no choice but to start book 12 right this instant!!!
Sarah Piper
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
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JoAnne
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
The penultimate book. Lots of stuff is going down, and I was reengaged over the fates of certain characters that have been there since book 1. I felt the previous book lost a little focus in the narrative and plot going all over the place, but this one, except for one or two places, came back with force. The plot delivered, really taking the reader (or at least me) to the gripping conclusion and final-final-forsurethistime-final times. One more book to go!
Shannon Rochester
Apr 08, 2019 rated it liked it
This book went a little faster for me than the last few did. Maybe that is because we are getting close to the end or maybe that's because there were quite a few surprises this time around. People we have grown to love die in this one and others prepare for the Glorious Appearing... Many of the characters grow during this book as they prepare for the final battle. Some die, yes, but others grow as humans and learn about self sacrifice, and I honestly cannot wait to see who survives and what happ ...more
Heitham Hammad
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On the last book in the series. The Glorious Appearing😇🙏
mary
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Closer than ever
Donna
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Armageddon is the eleventh book in this series. Situations have become much more dire near the end of the world as we know it, as the final year of the Great Tribulation is portrayed. No one is safe now. The city of New Babylon has been thrust into total darkness, but believers can still see. Armies are gathering in the Middle East and a battle seems imminent.

Throughout the series, the main characters have been mostly protected from the ills that befall others, but in this book, things change.
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Chris
Dec 10, 2009 added it
"He was unarmed, falling, and mortally wounded. And the enemy was coming." These were the thoughts of Buck Williams, shortly after the Global Community Unity Army launched their first assault on Jerusalem. As the Tribulation is nearing its conclusion, Nicolae Carpathia has began the biggest military operation in the history of mankind, all as a last ditch effort to wipe the believers of God off the face of the Earth. All of the remaining Tribulation Force members, now numbering in the hundreds, ...more
David Nichols
Apr 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed
In this, the next-to-last volume of one of the least well-written series in the English language, the Antichrist twirls his mustache, cackles evilly, and sends a huge army to attack Jerusalem, because he's decided to wipe out the Jews (know who else tried to kill all the Jews? ADOLF HITLER, that's who), and Petra, where the Real Christians are hiding out. While Mssr. Antichrist has access to tanks, jets, and nuclear weapons, much of the fighting is undertaken with horse-mounted cavalry and FRICK ...more
Samuel
Jan 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Wow. If you made it this far into the series it's not much a surprise that Armageddon: The Cosmic Battle of the Ages is one of the most prolific page-turners of the lot. I found laced throughout the fictional tale of the Tribulation Force and the last days on Earth before Jesus's return, many prophetic biblical quotes (perhaps more than normal). I won't spoil the story but this book promises to not disappoint those faithful Left Behind readers. ...more
Lisa Konet
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A few very upsetting key deaths occur of main characters throughout these novels. Evil is even more horrific and terrible, but when will end, if ever? Who will survive to meet Jesus on Earth? onto book 12, glorious appearing!
Alexander
This was the 11th book in the left behind series. Very intense and very satisfying.

Pros

Suspense
Intense
Plot twist
Clift hangers
Character/plot interactions

Cons

Slow at times
Hannah
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
One...more...book...
I CAN SEE THE LIGHT!
barbara
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this series is absolutely amazing.
Haley Belinda
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-the-past
I thoroughly enjoyed the entire series.
Neil
This was a fast read for me; I started it on the 2nd of May and finished it on the 3rd of May. This is the first time I have read this book; I must have stopped the series with the last book and never finished book 10 [because it was SOOOOO bad]. I cannot say that it is because it is necessarily "fast-paced" [although that would seem to be the case], but it was a fast read. The character development was so-so; the characters have developed about as much as they are going to, considering this boo ...more
Sean M
Apr 24, 2018 rated it liked it
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Sean
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The end of the world draws nigh, and believers and non-believers alike are making their ultimate preparations. Nicolae Carpathia rallies his armies for what will be the final battle, and the Tribulation Force mobilizes for one last mission as Petra and Jerusalem brace for impact. The eleventh entry in the Left Behind saga based on Revelation, ARMAGEDDON takes more than a few unexpected turns, ratcheting the excitement to new highs. Many readers may be shocked by some of the plot twists in this n ...more
Devan Smith
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been reading the Left Behind series off and on since last summer. As anyone who has read the series will tell you, the series is very hit and miss. The worst in the series often contain chapters and chapters of filler to get to the titular event at the end. This book was not like this. In my opinion, this volume is definitely in the top three for the entire series.

While most of the novel is build-up to the next book, it builds the tension in a way that is very compelling. For example, th
...more
Steven
So anyone that follows me knows I'm only reading this because I set a goal to get a date on every book on the great American read.
I have to say all of these books make me laugh at the extraordinary number of logical fallacies that Tim LaHaye tries to pass off as deeply insightful.
As far as I can tell LaHay is an American but in this book, the antichrist gives an argument against divine right and royalism as the reason he rebelled against god. Doesn't this make his antichrist the equivalent of o
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Nay Denise
I appreciated that this book (or at least my copy) had 3 mini maps!! I also love that series continues to put the major cast of characters, who they are and where they stand at the beginning of the book!!

Did I mention that I will forever hate Leon and Carpathia? I do...I truly do!!!

This was such an emotional ride! At first I wasn't completely invested, but then Chloe...she wasn't my favorite of the bunch, but I still felt attached to her, especially after baby boy was born. I was both excited an
...more
Nay Denise
Dec 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I appreciated that this book (or at least my copy) had 3 mini maps!! I also love that series continues to put the major cast of characters, who they are and where they stand at the beginning of the book!!

Did I mention that I will forever hate Leon and Carpathia? I do...I truly do!!!

This was such an emotional ride! At first I wasn't completely invested, but then Chloe...she wasn't my favorite of the bunch, but I still felt attached to her, especially after baby boy was born. I was both excited an
...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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Other books in the series

Left Behind (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Left Behind (Left Behind, #1)
  • Tribulation Force (Left Behind, #2)
  • 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)

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