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Kingdom Come: The Final Victory

(Left Behind #13)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  4,816 ratings  ·  217 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
Hardcover, 356 pages
Published April 3rd 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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Joselle173
Aug 12, 2007 rated it it was ok
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.
Dawn
Sep 12, 2014 rated it did not like it
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 ...more
Candy Atkins
Jan 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
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)
Eli
Jul 31, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
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J. Else
Jan 19, 2010 rated it it was ok
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 ...more
Michael Tesdahl
Oct 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
"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
Mike Mcintyre
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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).
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Laura
Apr 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
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,
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Joyce
Mar 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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....
Wavey Cowpar
Jan 25, 2014 rated it did not like it
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.
Neil
This book was a real letdown for me. I would have thought, with it being the end of the series, it would have been "better", somehow more triumphant than it was. I would have given it one star, but there were some moments in the book that did shine through and redeem the book (view spoiler). It did move at a fast pace; there is a lot of Scripture-quoting in the book (which, on the one hand, was no big ...more
F. Atchley
Nov 16, 2013 rated it liked it
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
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Shannon
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Though I'm sad to see these characters with whom I've been so connected to over the last 13 books, I feel accomplished being through with the series. The characters we've come to know so well take a bit of a backseat to the "newer" characters introduced in this post-Armageddon thriller. Don't worry, they're all there and some have returned in glorified bodies so you finally get everyone back without losing anyone else, but the spotlight shifts to some additional characters. I'm a bit ashamed to ...more
Stephen
Aug 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
The first Left Behind series had some issues given how quickly they were put out, and the fact that most readers would be more interested in the premise than the actual delivery. They had drama -- natural disasters, people dying, and the resolution was unknown. Who would survive Tribulation alive? Who would succumb to the wiles of the Antichrist? There was a reason to endure the hastily-drawn characters and the sometimes awkward dialogue. The sequel books were...failures, however. Because Satan ...more
Shawn Mills
Oct 07, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. Where to start with how bad this book is? I'll try and only highlight the really bad bits.

Disclaimer, I actually didn't finish it. I made a good attempt, I got 120 pages in. And I read all 12 previous books and they were pretty good, although with some weak points.

The characters are bland and boring. They literally all sound the same, have no individual motivations and are just cardboard cutouts. Any personality or growth in the previous books is lost.

Jesus brings back animal sacrifice?
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Wendy
Feb 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
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.
Glenda L
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Amber
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Unfortunately disappointing. Although I love God's Word, I already read it every night and don't necessarily want to read paraphrased versions of it in my fictional reading. The book itself was sparse and kind of halfhearted.
Matteo Borri
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
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
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Shelley Alongi
Oct 26, 2018 rated it liked it
OK I wondered where all of those people vent it was interesting to see a list of them that appeared before Rayford steel at though the reunion at the end but we missed no we didn’t miss her she was there. Where else there who else what else do I think of this book? It was a little bit anti-climactic but by this time I’m tired of reading them I’m like no more I can’t handle anything else. I knew who the infiltrator was but that might’ve been the point. I don’t know if there is much fiction about ...more
ElsieBelle
I absolutely loved the first 12 LB books as well as the 3 prequels as I’ve always been interested in Revelation and the Tribulation Periods, but this season finale was…so…disappointing…and…duller than dull…
It was so odd to have each chapter have 5 long paragraphs of paraphrased Bible verses that I already knew and didn’t want to hear in a fiction, as I just wanted to be entertained by a reunion with my fav but martyred characters, not have a list of Bible verses that I have in the Bible. Second,
...more
Shannon Rochester
May 26, 2019 rated it liked it
First off, I would like to say that I have NEVER been so happy to be finished with a series in my life. It isn't that the subject matter wasn't good because it WAS...it was also very informative for someone like me who did not grow up with religion. The problem I had with the series is that it was just so long...I was reading them one right after the other because I didn't want to forget anything from one book to the next, which left me very little time for books I really wanted to read. This ...more
Johnny
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is the sequel to the amazingly-written Left Behind series, though in my opinion, it is not as good as the rest of the series. We have a full cast at the end of Glorious Appearing that could build a great story of the Millennial Kingdom using more than just seven or eight characters from the actual Left Behind series. Kingdom Come only uses a few of the characters in the story line, then the rest are forgotten until the end of the book, even influential ones like Hattie Durhman, Chang Wong, ...more
Aimee Shaffer
Sep 05, 2018 rated it liked it
First let me say that I have thoroughly enjoyed this entire series. I plan on re-reading it sometime in the future. With a few exceptions, every book kept me engaged and anxious to read more. This final installment was one of those exceptions. It seemed very contrived and most of the book focused on the stories of Noah, David, etc. I also found it disappointing that there wasn't more interaction with the characters and Jesus or even the characters and people like Noah and David. And the idea of ...more
Stacy
Feb 03, 2017 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
...more
Bradford Combs
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Glorious Appearing was supposed to be the final book of the series, and it was great. So when this one was released, I was a little confused. It is now the final book of the series and was enjoyable, but for reasons I won't mention due to spoilers, I found it lacked suspense like previous books had. It was interesting and kept me engaged, but it felt a little like filler until the end events which it was obviously getting at. Still, a good book that I liked. If you liked the first 12 books of ...more
Ken Grant
Aug 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I really enjoy this series, but this was definitely my least favorite. I appreciate any attempt to fictionalize a topic as complicated as the Millennium. It is a topic not approached much at all and I applaud the effort. Given the limited tension, the story seemed strained at times to provide the kind of excitement and danger normally connected with the series. A worthwhile try, but the overall effect comes off slightly flat.
Karen
Wow. So, I read the earlier books in this series a decade ago and remember enjoying them. Is this really so much worse than those? Or is it a matter of my changing over time? I don't know. What I do know is, this was not good. I listened to the audio version and the reader tried to do the various voices of the characters which I just found a bit comical. The dialogue is not well written either. Thankfully, the recording was rather short so there was at least something good here.
Jeannine Woods
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
A bit slow, just glad I made it through this book. As I said in my review of book 12, not reading any more of this author's work, book 12 and 13 kept losing track of the story of the characters and into more bible quoting and reference to actual facts listed in the Bible. Could have been written a lot better but the preacher side of the authors came out loud and clear and they abandoned the story line for the most part.
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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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  • Tribulation Force (Left Behind, #2)
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