The Left Behind series is the best selling Christian fiction series of all time, passing (I believe) C.S. Lewis's children's series. The first book, Left Behind, is a novel about the Rapture, which, according to Christian doctrine, is when Jesus takes all the Christians in the world to heaven. People all over the world disappear in an instant, and chaos ensues. The novel follows the lives of two men in particular. First is Rayford Steele, a 747 pilot on the way to London who finds that half his passengers have disappeared, then returns home to find that his wife and son are also part of the vanishings. Second is Cameron "Buck" Williams, who is a reporter for a major newspaper who is assigned to follow the rise of Nicolae Carpathia, whose ascension to power starts right after the vanishings. The following ten novels (the 12th and final is due out early in 2004) follow these two men and their struggles in the lasts days of Earth. While these books were written with Christians in mind, if you are not a Christian, these novels will still be quite interesting. The authors are part Tom Clancy/Michael Critchon (sp?), part Billy Graham. While some of the plot twists are a little bit unbelieveable, it is still a good suspense series. Overall for the series: 4 out of 5 stars.