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End of State

(Left Behind Political #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  998 ratings  ·  16 reviews
In Washington, D.C., It's Politics as Usual...
until millions of people vanish in one cataclysmic event. The disappearances are worldwide, and White House Chief of Staff Brad Benton is in the vanguard of those left behind to deal with the consequences.

Brad has struggled with his faith for years, but as he searches for his family, the truth becomes clear. He discovers the da

Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Tyndale House Publishers
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Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
I didn't realize that this was a series so now I'm not as disappointed. It was so similar to the Left Behind books, I was almost expecting to see Buck, Ray & all them to show up. The book was slow moving until the finally got to the good stuff & then I was bummed it was the end. But now that I see there's 2 more to this, I'm eager to read them. ...more
Feb 28, 2009 rated it liked it
Based on the Left Behind series, this is the first book in a new series fucusing on the White House Chief of Staff and other political figures, who deal with being "left behind" and Carpathia's coming to power. ...more
Jul 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in a three book series about the events following the rapture. It is not quite as good as the Left Behind series, but makes a very enjoyable read.
Feb 26, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the Left Behind series, and enjoyed this series as well.
Ailith Twinning
Aug 30, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2017
This is the "B Movie" kind of fun for a while, but books stick around too long to truly enjoy them that way. The dialogue is so painfully basic and expositional -- while the narration just tells you what the characters are thinking . . . it's hilarious. total failure of the most basic rule of writing "Show, don't tell.".

The narrative itself is just really mediocre made-for-tv stuff, lazy pulp fiction.

I kept thinking I was reading a low-rent knockoff of Left Behind right up until they mentioned
Jun 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
Eh...I honestly wasn't that impressed. I thought since it was labeled as a political drama there would be a little more political drama. It seemed to basically be Left Behind only with different characters. Hardly any character development...just wasn't impressed. I'm not sure if I'll read the 2nd one or not. ...more
Victoria Neely
Sep 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Good series
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first in a series the intersects with the Left Behind series. We begin with the rapture and how the US government reacts to it. The story centers on Brad Bennett and a few others who were left behind. Together they try to understand what is happening and make the right moves. Someone knows Brad is not willing to go along with the status quo of the government and is trying to kill him.
Jul 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
What an incredible disappointment! I loved the Left Behind books. I find it hard to believe these books were allowed to share the title with them. I didn't like or care about the characters on the least. The action was just so much time wasting and not the least bit interesting or important. I forced myself to complete the first two but couldn't make myself go any further. ...more
Phyllis Brown
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Although this was similar go lLeft Behind books, I really enjoyed it. listened to it and though narration was good. Looking forward to the other two books.
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
A pleasant surprise...clearly written and well paced. I loved seeing how politicians in Washington began stabbing each other in the back and jockeying for political supremacy after the Rapture in this book. I could almost see that happening for real if God called His people home today. The message is very moving and inspirational as three people, all living three very different lives, are brought together after being Left Behind to discover and begin experiencing the miracle of God's love for al ...more
Jodi VanMeter
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am a political junkie, so I thought this book was great! I did feel it was a little sluggish in spots, which is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. This book was way better than the other Left Behind spin off by Mel Odom. I thought the character developments were great and I did connect with them as much as I connected with the original Left Behind books. I can't wait to read the other 2 books in the series! ...more
Jun 11, 2009 rated it it was ok
Interesting series of three. I had previously read the Left Behind Series (by LaHaye/Jenkins) so I was familiar with the background of the time period and events in which this book took place (recommended, but not necessary). I enjoyed reading the political side of the story and thought the author did a good job with the characters in the series.
Feb 16, 2016 rated it liked it
based on Left behind series
May 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommended to Jessica by: me
Not as good as the original series, but still good. The books actually get better as they go. I loved the messages in these books too.
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Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love the end times books. Really thought provoking makes me so happy I will be gone when these things will happen
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Pseudonym: Mandalyn Kaye

In college, Hart majored in geography and international affairs and did not take any classes that would lead to a career in writing. She was inspired to become a novelist after taking a political job with Response Dynamics, Inc. writing fundraising letters. Because of this, she met many aspiring novelists and decided to try it herself.

Her political career included working

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