Left Behind: The Kids

Left Behind: The Kids (stylized as LEFT BEHIND >THE KIDS<) is a series of young adult speculative fiction novellas based on the Left Behind series, published by Tyndale House from 1998 to 2005.[1] Written by Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim LaHaye, with uncredited contributions from Chris Fabry. The Kids follows a group of young Christians as they experience the Rapture and Great Tribulation.

Left Behind: The Kids
The Vanishings (Left Behind Book).jpg

AuthorTim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreChristian / Dystopian fiction
PublisherTyndale House
Published1998–2004
Media typePrint (Paperback)
No. of books40

The novellas contain elements of science fiction, science fantasy, utopian and dystopian fiction, mystery, and horror, woven within an evangelical narrative.

Dramatizations of the novellas were produced for Christian radio by EarFlix.[2] The series was conceived as a sequence of 48 novellas, but only forty were published.[citation needed]

CharactersEdit

  • Judd Thompson Jr. — On the night on the Rapture, Judd had run away using his father's credit card to book a flight to London.
  • Vicki Byrne Thompson — Vicki grew up in a trailer park, and hated it because people regularly made fun of her and her family by calling them "Trailer Trash".
  • Lionel Washington — Lionel is the only character to appear in the main Left Behind novels.
  • Ryan Daley — Initially a non-believer, he was the last of the four main characters to join the Tribulation Force.

The Kids (1998–2004)Edit

Left Behind: The Kids was published in paperback format. Turtleback Books released library binding editions.

Contains uncredited contributions from Chris Fabry.

No. Novella Date ISBN
1 The Vanishings July 1998 0-8423-2193-4
2 Second Chance 0-8423-2194-2
3 Through the Flames 0-8423-2195-0
4 Facing the Future 0-8423-2196-9
5 Nicolae High September 1999 0-8423-4325-3
6 The Underground 0-8423-4326-1
7 Busted! March 2000 0-8423-4327-X
8 Death Strike 0-8423-4328-8
9 The Search July 2000 0-8423-4329-6
10 On the Run 0-8423-4330-X
11 Into the Storm November 2000 0-8423-4331-8
12 Earthquake! 0-8423-4332-6
13 The Showdown February 2001 0-8423-4294-X
14 Judgment Day 0-8423-4295-8
15 Battling the Commander June 2001 0-8423-4296-6
16 Fire from Heaven 0-8423-4297-4
17 Terror in the Stadium October 2001 0-8423-4299-0
18 Darkening Skies 0-8423-4312-1
19 Attack of Apollyon March 2002 0-8423-4313-X
20 A Dangerous Plan 0-8423-4314-8
21 Secrets of New Babylon July 2002 0-8423-4315-6
22 Escape from New Babylon 0-8423-4316-4
23 Horsemen of Terror October 2002 0-8423-4317-2
24 Uplink from the Underground 0-8423-4318-0
25 Death at the Gala March 2003 0-8423-5789-0
26 The Beast Arises 0-8423-5790-4
27 Wildfire! May 2003 0-8423-5791-2
28 The Mark of the Beast 0-8423-5792-0
29 Breakout! June 2003 0-8423-5793-9
30 Murder in the Holy Place 0-8423-5794-7
31 Escape to Masada September 2003 0-8423-5801-3
32 War of the Dragon 0-8423-5802-1
33 Attack on Petra January 2004 0-8423-5803-X
34 Bounty Hunters 0-8423-5804-8
35 The Rise of False Messiahs May 2004 0-8423-5805-6
36 Ominous Choices 0-8423-5807-2
37 Heat Wave August 2004 0-8423-8347-6
38 The Perils of Love 0-8423-8348-4
39 The Road to War September 2004 0-8423-8349-2
40 Triumphant Return 0-8423-8350-6

The Young Trib Force (2003–2005)Edit

Left Behind: The Young Trib Force collections contain three or four novellas each. New material written by Chris Fabry linking each collection to a novel in the main series is also included. Several collections include extensive corrections to the original text intended to resolve inconsistent character and place names, and inconsistent dates and times.

No. Collection Date ISBN Linked with...
1 Taken
  (Books 1 – 4)
October 2003 0-8423-8351-4 Left Behind (1995)
2 Pursued
  (Books 5 – 8)
0-8423-8352-2 Tribulation Force (1996)
3 Hidden
  (Books 9 – 12)
January 2004 0-8423-8353-0 Nicolae (1997)
4 Rescued
  (Books 13 – 16)
February 2004 0-8423-8354-9 Soul Harvest (1998)
5 Stung
  (Books 17 – 19)
July 2004 0-8423-8355-7 Apollyon (1999)
6 Frantic
  (Books 20 – 22)
0-8423-8356-5 Assassins (1999)
7 Shaken
  (Books 23 – 25)
February 2005 1-4143-0268-1 The Indwelling (2000)
8 Unmasked
  (Books 26 – 28)
1-4143-0269-X The Mark (2000)
9 Deceived
  (Books 29 – 31)
April 2005 1-4143-0270-3 Desecration (2001)
10 Protected
  (Books 32 – 34)
1-4143-0271-1 The Remnant (2002)
11 Hunted
  (Books 35 – 37)
May 2005 1-4143-0272-X Armageddon (2002)
12 Arrived
  (Books 38 – 40)
1-4143-0273-8 Glorious Appearing (2004)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim. "The Official Site of the Left Behind Books Series". www.leftbehind.com. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Left Behind - The Kids Archives". EarFLIX. Retrieved January 27, 2019.