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
|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
|1||The Rapture||2005||Description / Buy|
|2||The Regime||2005||Description / Buy|
Order of Left Behind Series
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|1||Target Israel||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Tim LaHaye Standalone Novels
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.