You knew it was going to happen. Some newbie was eventually going to show up and bring up the LaHaye/Jenkins version and want to delve into the psychology of Rayford and pick apart Tsion's scripture lessons. Well, yes, I'm bringing it up, but, no, I don't want to analyze the possibility of all top pilots becoming friends, forming the Trib Force, and managing to infiltrate the Antichrist's palace. So, I read the entire series which was in total, I think, about 16 books. I even read the three that gave the backstory on Carpathia, but those were clearly straight fiction. As far as reading material goes, they did a good job of putting the cliffhangers in the right places and keeping me intrigued wondering "What's next?" They cite scripture to prove it's going to go down exactly the way they wrote it, minus the characters, of course. But I'm still not quite sure where I stand on that. For those of you who read my introduction here, you know I am working on letting go of what I blindly followed most of my life and looking for more substance. So, I'm just curious where you stand on the Left Behind version versus what you truly believe. Do you think it's bunk? Do you see things literally as they do? Do you see things more figuratively? Stuff like that. I will say that the series prompted me to pick up the Bible and pay much better attention to what I was reading. No matter what you think of Left Behind, pointing someone in the right direction is never a bad thing.