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The Remnant: On the Brink of Armageddon (Left Behind #10)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  19,822 Ratings  ·  253 Reviews
With millions sold since first released in July 2002, the tenth book in the best-selling Left Behind series will now be available in a paperback geared for those who love the large print format. The type is 15 point—40 percent larger than that in the trade paperback edition.
Paperback, Large Print, 480 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published 2002)
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David Nichols
May 09, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Features one of the most awesomely-bad sentences I've ever read: "The perverse nightmare of the sheer volume of it lay atop him longer than the orange ball rode his eyeballs."
Mackenzie Dare
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very interesting book. It really grabbed and held my attention! I kept looking for spare moments to pick it up to see what was going to happen next. It is filled with action and suspense. It embraced joy and astonishment at the power of God. It made me feel the awe! It was very realistic, and seemed quite close to Revelations. It is filled with countless surprises, and never failed to keep me guessing and wanting more.

It's very clean, though there was some violence. There were a coup
Pamela Hubbard
The Great Tribulation continues and the Tribulation Force is now scattered all over the world as they lose their safe house. Various members go on different missions and the group at Petra continues to bask in God's favour and provision.
The first half of the book dragged...the same story went on and on and I think the first half of the book only covered 2 days. Then, the second half sped on, flying through different tribulations like darkness, sun flares, etc. I felt like the authors were tryin
Oct 02, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you're looking for a quick whats-wrong-with-this review, I've got you.
I had four problems with this:
1. Having all Christian main characters was very, very risky. Give one of them an attribute that's not very godly, and people are going to say "He approves of this in Christians!" Very risky indeed. His solution? Don't take risks. Make every character feel stale and replaceable with the other.
2. The plot would get interesting and then God saves the day. That's not a problem, but it kind of chea
Jan 25, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this series for the fiction appeal and really enjoyed the first 4 or 5 books. I kept reading them because I felt that I needed to finish the story and up until now I have enjoyed them a little. I did not like this one at all though. In between sermons the characters were put in impossible situations that they keep getting out of because they are being protected by God. Things like bullets and missiles shooting through planes no matter what they do doesn't appeal to me because t ...more
Aug 05, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In general I have been enjoying this series, but this one seemed kind of like the authors just threw it together. In many of the other books, the time was drawn out (perhaps too much in some places), and one book might cover a few days or a few months. This one spans several years and tends to abruptly jump around in time. Every few chapters, you get an update: "Four years into the tribulation..." "Five years into the tribulation..." "Six months later..." and so on.

What I like about the Left Beh
Richard Knight
I once found this book at Costco and decided to read it, even though it was the tenth book in the series and I hadn't read the nine books preceding it. It was okay. At the time, I didn't know it was Kirk Cameron's love child. If I had known that, I would have read it with a more critical eye. Still, it wasn't super preachy, so I didn't hate it.
Will Byrnes
More of the adventures of the righteous in the days after the rapture. Competently written fantasy that is meant to be taken literally. I couldn't bring myself to force down another of these, so stopped here.
There were definitely some Sci-fi type qualities to the events of this book, but each was supported in Scripture. so grateful I won't be here for these events, thanks to the grace of God in saving me!
Carla René
This again, was another poorly-written work by Jenkins. I will not fault Tim LaHaye for the mistakes of the one who is supposed to be the best-selling NYT author. He should know better.

Nearly all throughout, the events that the Tribulation Force endure are thinly-contrived; merely tossed in so as to give them something to do. Jenkins takes too many liberties with plausibility, and almost seems to forget that his readers are not morons. I got highly irritated with his way of "preaching" to the re
Al "Tank"
May 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carpathia has his enemies where he wants them: massed a Petra, a million strong — within reach of two bombs and a missile no one could survive without a miracle.

The Trib Force’s aliases and their Strong tower safe house have been compromised, so Rayford, Buck, and all members have to flee for their lives.

Things are coming to a head and more woes are scheduled to be poured out on the inhabitants of the Earth.
This tenth book in the Left Behind series is just as good as the preceding work
This was actually a good story,with alot of action.I enjoyed reading it.The fact that people actually believe this is going to happen is a little disturbing to me though!I've been approached by enough religious zealots,with their shiny crazed eyes to be disturbed!But it's good fiction and worth reading.
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the 10th book in the Left Behind Series. Overall the book was extremely intense and very hard to put down. A must read that should be on everyone's to read list.


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Peggy Trotter
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read all of these years ago. Loved all of them.
Niki M
Dec 06, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian-books
This is such a long sega, I wish that they could have put a few of the books togeather. I am starting to get board when I should be so elated that I have only one book left.
Kim Justice
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Starting this review is well, easy to say the least. I started reading the first book in this wonderful series just as soon as I heard about them. Being from a christian home life growing up and as well as my husband and family this was a no brainier.

I am going to do one review including the whole series.

From the first page of the first book to the last page in the last book, I was not able to put these books down. I grew hunger so to speak for each page. I have always had a great belief in th
Geoff Battle
Anyone who is ten books in to a series should know what to expect and The Remnant holds no surprises. The usual structure is exaggerated in this entry, with the first half following one event, without any tension or enjoyable action, whilst the latter half picks it up a bit. The final quarter is a welcome deviation from the norm, with far less dialogue which frequently feels like filler. If the authors could have used this style across the series, it would have been six books shorter and more en ...more
Ashley Nichole
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Love this series, I would recommend to everyone! God our Saviour has warned us, take up your armor and follow him. Let Christ be King, Ruler of your life. The time is of hand.
Lisa Konet
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More people die. More people saved. More people make the wrong choice, selfish desires/fear over salvation. Who will survive to Glorious Appearing and see Jesus? How much more evil can Carpathia and his compatriots dish out?
A Christian tribulation drama with the good (God and Christians) and evil(just about everybody else).
Well written, will plenty of drama and close calls.
Jun 21, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, 2012-adult
I'm really beginning to get tired of this series. At this point, I'm only reading them in order to finish the series because I've already committed so much time to get to this point, I might as well finish the last two. The writing in these books is average at best and substandard most of the time. The dialogue is annoying and unrealistic and, at times, difficult to follow. there is a whole conversation between Leah, Hannah, and Rick that is nearly impossible to follow as to who is talking. Also ...more
Jul 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Remnant , book ten of the Left Behind Series, begins with a miracle reminiscent of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego's story as the million believers gathered at Petra come through a bombing unscathed. Actually, a few among their number are not yet believers but have not taken the mark of the beast. Many accept Christ after they are miraculously saved from the fire.

Tsion, Rayford, and Chaim become the leaders of the largest group of the faithful left on earth. This poses its own problems sinc
Christopher Selmek
At this point in the series I am really getting tired of all the characters. There are a few references to the fact that all the seas have turned to blood, and the sun itself has dimmed, but this doesn’t seem to affect any of the Christian believers. Despite the fact that the ominous “Global Community” is supposed to be all knowing and all powerful, the Christian group appears to be able to pull off very large scale trading operations underneath their nose.

Partly, this is because they have a spy
CJ Scurria
Carpathia, self-proclaimed ruler of the world has unleashed a terror against Petra, leaving the people saved and undecided in the biggest threat of their lives. But as this man kills and destroys, miracles and hope are endlessly brought to the remnant, the ones who are left in Israel. Meanwhile a rescue mission involving a hostage is in the air as the newest member of the Tribulation Force is being held for answers.

In the midst of it all is protection and grace shown in its mystery, but will al
Mary Lou
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Poorly written and developed series, which I read at the request of a friend.
Paul Lunger
May 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 10th installment in Left Behind, "The Remnant", moves us ever closer to the final face off between Carpathia & the Tribulation Force. LaHaye this time around shows the build up of the believers in Petra which contains the remnant of the Jewish faith & shows the continual plans to keep trying to convert people into believers. We also see the determined plans of the Carpathia regime to have people worship his image & take the mark of the beast. This novel is a bit more graphic in n ...more
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After their rescue mission in Greece goes awry, the Trib Force is compelled to leave their Chicago headquarters and disperse around the U.S. and world, still working underground for the faithful remnant of believers left on earth. Petra is being supernaturally protected, but even there the undecided still remain. This is the first book in the series where time actually moves in significant chunks from beginning to end, rather than the days or weeks that have been more common in the plot. The pra ...more
Aug 24, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I didn't enjoy this book, and stopped reading the series at this point. The books went downhill fast after the third or fourth book, which is shame. The authors have a nice writing style, but they lack ideas. They preach to their readers, their characters are literally invincible because of God's protection, and it's getting more and more difficult to relate to the characters. The authors have more filler than anything else. They drag scenes on well past the point they should've ended. I stand b ...more
May 02, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had such a slow start to it that I thought I would be highly disappointed. Just keep going with it though, because the second half of the book is much more interesting than the first. Things are really coming to a head as we near the end of the Tribulation. All of the water in the oceans and now the rivers and lakes have turned to blood, causing thousands and thousands of deaths. The million Jews at Petra are saved by God from an attack by the GC, yet many are still doubtful as to whom ...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)
  • Armageddon: The Cosmic Battle of the Ages (Left Behind, #11)

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