Tim F. Lahaye & Jerry Jenkins. Their "Left Behind"
series series of novels has been fabulously successful. It is written
from a conservative Christian perspective, and includes beliefs in the
rapture, Antichrist, premillennialism, etc. They are published by Tyndale House. These
books each have hundreds of reviews by readers on the Amazon.com web
site. We have listed the paperback versions; hardcover editions are
Brian Caldwell, "We All Fall Down." Read
reviews/ buy this bookThis novel has been given the highest
rating by all eight of the Amazon.com customers who reviewed the book.
One wrote: " 'We All Fall Down' isn't simply a good read -
it's an artistic work of true literary merit. When reading this novel,
I found myself thinking of the likes of Kafka, Camu, Dostoyevski,
Ellison, Conrad, and Steinbeck."
This trilogy is also very highly recommended by Amazon.com
customers. One wrote: "With the Christ Clone Trilogy...James
BeauSeigneur clearly establishes himself or a par with C.S. Lewis and
Tom McIver, "The end of the world: An annotated
bibliography," McFarland & Company, (1999) You can read a
review and perhaps buy this book from amazon.com online bookstore.
"This bibliography contains careful and bias-free annotations
of close to 3,500 works written over many centuries about the end of
the world." It mainly lists Christian sources, but also
includes some Jewish, Islamic, psychic and occult predictions. An
Amazon.com reader regards this book as "Indispensable for
Ted Daniels, Ed., "Doomsday Reader: Prophets, Predictors and
Hucksters of Salvation," New York University Press, (1999). Read
reviews/buy this book from amazon.com. This book "examines the
writings left by a number of millenarian prophets, ranging from Zoroaster to
David Koresh. It points out the common threads that unite these beliefs and
tries to explain the impulse towards the world's perfection that unites them
S.J. Gould, "Questioning the Millennium: A Rationalist's Guide
to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown.", Harmony Books, (1997) Read a
review/buy this book from amazon.com.
"...Gould addresses three questions...what is the concept of a
millennium and how has its meaning shifted over time? How did the projection
of Christ's 1,000-year reign become a secular measure? And when exactly will
the millennium begin...?"
M.R. LeGault, "Worried about the year 2000? Nature doesn't
care.", The Globe and Mail newspaper, Toronto ON, 1997-NOV-15. A review of
Alex Heard, "Apocalypse pretty soon: Travels in end-time
W.W. Norton, (1999) Read
reviews/ buy this book from amazon.com "...an engagingly sane
book that acknowledges the cultural need for eccentrics and weirdos..."
Thomas Robbins, S.J. Palmer, Eds., "Millennium, Messiahs, and
Mayhem: Contemporary apocalyptic movements," Routledge, (1997) Read
reviews/ buy this book from amazon.com "...a fine
anthology, with papers ranging from the highly theoretical to the purely
descriptive. The selections give the reader a thorough and systematic
introduction to the varied apocalyptic movements, secular and religious, out
D. Thompson, "The end of time: Faith and fear in the shadow of the
millennium," University Press of New England, (1999) Read
reviews/ buy this book from amazon.com "...identifies the
Zoroastrian, Hebrew, and Christian origins of millennarian and apocalyptic
beliefs, then explores the repeated sociopolitical eruptions caused by these
E.J. Weber, "Apocalypses: Prophecies, cults and millennial beliefs
through the ages," Harvard University Press, (1999) Read
reviews/ buy this book from amazon.com "Weber traces millennial
beliefs as professed through the ages. From ancient and pre-Christian times
to the present day.."
Many conservative Christian books about the Millennium are available from
your local Evangelical Christian bookstore.
Web sites devoted to the millennium and end-time prophecy:
According to a poll taken by Rapture Ready at http://www.raptureready.com,
the most popular Christian prophecy web sites are, in order of decreasing
Ted Daniels, founder of the Millennium Watch Institute has collected prophetic texts
associated with the millennium since 1992. The collection is stored in their book
collection of the Deidrich-Van Pelt Library Center at the University of
Pennsylvania. See: http://www.channel1.com/.