Tim LaHaye Books

Tim LaHaye was a Christian evangelist, author, speaker, and commentator before his death in 2016. Time Magazine called him one of the 25 most influential American Evangelicals. When he wasn’t pastoring churches in San Diego, LaHaye was busy founding accredited Christian High Schools (2 of them), San Diego Christian College, and a system of ten schools steeped heavily in the Christian faith.

Order of Babylon Rising Series

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1 Babylon Rising 2003 Description / Buy
2 The Secret on Ararat 2004 Description / Buy
3 The Europa Conspiracy 2005 Description / Buy
4 The Edge of Darkness 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Before They Were Left Behind Series

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1 The Rapture 2005 Description / Buy
2 The Regime 2005 Description / Buy

Order of Left Behind Series

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1 Left Behind 1995 Description / Buy
2 Tribulation Force 1996 Description / Buy
3 Nicolae 1997 Description / Buy
4 Soul Harvest 1998 Description / Buy
5 Apollyon 1999 Description / Buy
6 Assassins 1999 Description / Buy
7 The Indwelling 2000 Description / Buy
8 The Mark 2000 Description / Buy
9 Desecration 2001 Description / Buy
10 The Remnant 2002 Description / Buy
11 Armageddon 2003 Description / Buy
12 Glorious Appearing 2004 Description / Buy
13 Kingdom Come 2007 Description / Buy
14 Deceiver's Game 2010 Description / Buy
15 Evil's Edge 2010 Description / Buy
16 World's End 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Left Behind: The Kids Series

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1 The Vanishings 1998 Description / Buy
2 Second Chance 1998 Description / Buy
3 Facing the Future 1998 Description / Buy
4 Through the Flames 1998 Description / Buy
5 The Underground 1999 Description / Buy
6 On the Run 2000 Description / Buy
7 Busted! 2000 Description / Buy
8 Death Strike 2000 Description / Buy
9 The Search 2000 Description / Buy
10 Earthquake! 2000 Description / Buy
11 Into the Storm 2000 Description / Buy
12 Judgment Day 2001 Description / Buy
13 The Showdown 2001 Description / Buy
14 Battling the Commander (Short Story) 2001 Description / Buy
15 Fire from Heaven 2001 Description / Buy
16 Terror in the Stadium 2001 Description / Buy
17 Darkening Skies 2001 Description / Buy
18 Attack of Apollyon 2002 Description / Buy
19 A Dangerous Plan 2002 Description / Buy
20 Secrets of New Babylon 2002 Description / Buy
21 Escape from New Babylon 2002 Description / Buy
22 Horsemen of Terror 2002 Description / Buy
23 Uplink from the Underground 2002 Description / Buy
24 Death at the Gala 2003 Description / Buy
25 The Beast Arises 2003 Description / Buy
26 Wildfire 2003 Description / Buy
27 The Mark of the Beast 2003 Description / Buy
28 Breakout! 2003 Description / Buy
29 Escape to Masada 2003 Description / Buy
30 War of the Dragon 2003 Description / Buy
31 Attack on Petra 2004 Description / Buy
32 Bounty Hunters 2004 Description / Buy
33 Ominous Choices 2004 Description / Buy
34 Heat Wave 2004 Description / Buy
35 The Perils of Love 2004 Description / Buy
36 The Road to War 2004 Description / Buy
37 Triumphant Return 2004 Description / Buy
38 Frantic 2015 Description / Buy
39 Rescued 2015 Description / Buy
40 Unmasked 2016 Description / Buy
41 Shaken 2016 Description / Buy
42 Hunted 2016 Description / Buy
43 Protected 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Soul Survivor Series

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1 The Last Dance 1902 Description / Buy
2 The Mind Siege Project 2001 Description / Buy
3 All the Rave 2002 Description / Buy
4 Black Friday 2003 Description / Buy

Order of The End Series

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1 Edge of Apocalypse 2010 Description / Buy
2 Thunder of Heaven 2011 Description / Buy
3 Brink of Chaos 2012 Description / Buy
4 Mark of Evil 2014 Description / Buy

Order of The Jesus Chronicles Series

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1 John's Story 2006 Description / Buy
2 Mark's Story 2007 Description / Buy
3 Luke's Story 2009 Description / Buy
4 Matthew's Story 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Tim LaHaye Non-Fiction Books

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1 Target Israel 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Tim LaHaye Standalone Novels

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1 The Best Christmas Gift 2005 Description / Buy
2 Come Spring (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
3 Always Grace 2008 Description / Buy
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He joined forces with Doctor Henry Morris to spearhead the Institute of Creation Research, an organization that is responsible for a significant portion of the creationist literature in the country. His bibliography consists of 85 books. More than fifty of them are non-fiction. Though, the world knows LaHaye more for his fiction work than his non-fiction literature.

The author writes about family life, sexuality, Jesus, and prophecy. His wife created ‘Concerned Women for America’. They were married for fifty-five years before the author died. Their family included children (four), grandchildren (nine), and great-grandchildren (seven).

Tim LaHaye was born on the 27th of April 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He was only nine-years-old when his father, a Ford autoworker, died. Frank La Haye suffered a fatal heart attack. The event rocked LaHaye’s world. He tried and failed to overcome his grief.

But then a minister at the funeral told the boy that, because Frank had accepted Jesus Christ, LaHaye would see him again in heaven. This raised the author’s spirits, giving him hope for the future. By the mid-1940s, he had joined the army.

Barely out of his teens, the boy boarded a bomber, serving as a machine gunner in the European theater of operations. Once his life in the army came to an end, he attended Bob Jones University (Greenville, South Carolina), Western Seminary, and Liberty University, attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Doctor of Ministry Degree, and a Doctor of Literature Degree.

Ministry work took him to Pumpkintown (South Carolina) and Minneapolis from where he pastored congregations. It wasn’t until he joined the Scott Memorial Baptist Church that he finally settled down. pastoring its congregation for the next two and a half decades.

In the 1970s, the author became quite political, creating organizations like the ‘Council for National Policy’ whose objective was to influence policy at the highest level. LaHaye was determined to defend the supremacy of traditional Christian values in the US and he used a multitude of political avenues to fulfill his agenda.

He has been credited for having supported Ronald Reagan’s presidential election. The ‘Left Behind’ series for which Tim LaHaye is best known was actually written by Jerry B. Jenkins. LaHaye created the concept. He also produced a lot of notes. Jerry, a former sportswriter, used those notes to write the literary series.

LaHaye was on a flight one day when he saw a married pilot flirting with a flight attendant. He wondered what the pilot would do if the rapture happened. This gave him the inspiration for ‘Left Behind’.

The books were so popular that LaHaye was eventually offered the opportunity to sell the movie rights. He regretted doing so. He wanted his novels to become Hollywood blockbusters. But the adaptations that were eventually released were so much smaller in scale than he had anticipated.

Tim LaHaye Awards

LaHaye’s collection of accolades includes Christy award nominations, Christian Retailing’s Best Award, and Gold Medallion Award nominations.

Tim LaHaye Books into Movies

Paul and Peter LaLonde turned the ‘Left Behind’ series into four movies that were released in the 2000s. A reboot starring Nicholas Cage was released in 2014.

Best Tim LaHaye Books

LaHaye’s ‘Left Behind’ series is a massive literary success that has sold tens of millions of copies, with seven novels in the series achieving New York Times and USA Today Bestseller status; some of the best titles in the author’s bibliography include:

Left Behind: A Boeing 747 was flying to London when disaster struck. Several passengers suddenly disappeared. By the time the plane landed, it became clear that this phenomenon had struck the entire world. Now a series of unusual events that could spell the end of the world have begun to unfold.

Tribulation Force: The world has changed. A sizable chunk of its population has just disappeared and it looks like they were the lucky ones. Everyone left behind is about to face a wave of destruction constituting war, famine, plagues, and all manner of natural disasters.

When Does The Next Tim LaHaye book come out?

Tim LaHaye doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Hunted and was released on May, 1st 2016. It is the newest book in the Left Behind: The Kids Series.