|The Mark: The Beast Rules the World (Left
Behind No. 8) by Tim Lahaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
the dawn of the Great Tribulation, "the bloodiest season in the
history of the world." After lying in state for three days,
Nicolae Carpathia has risen from the dead.
the world responds in awe, statues of the potentate and
"god" are erected in every major city, and a new religion,
"Carpathianism," is in full swing.
of the antichrist are branded with a loyalty mark on their right
hands or their foreheads, and "vaccinated" with a biochip
embedded with personal information. Those who refuse the mark take a
one-way trip to the guillotine.
second coming of Christ is only three-and-one-half years away. But
can the Tribulation Force hang on?
"The God who calls you to the ultimate
sacrifice will also give you the power to endure it. No one can
receive the mark of the beast by accident. It is a once-and-for-all
decision that will forever condemn you to eternity without
God," writes Tsion Ben-Judah in his daily newsletter with its
cyberaudience of more than a billion.
Heavenly power may be the only hope for the
Tribulation Force, as it struggles to survive amidst new terrors,
the death of more loved ones, and some unexpected twists in its
The Mark: The Beast Rules the World is the
eighth installment in the blockbuster Left Behind series. Rich in
dialogue, this action-packed thriller delivers the same consistent
mix of apocalyptic mayhem and quirky humor readers have come to
expect from the pen of Jerry Jenkins and the prophetic
interpretations of Tim LaHaye. --Cindy Crosby
--This text refers to the Hardcover
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