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T is telling For someone who doesn t have a lot of background in Christianity beyond the basics this helped me get a better idea of the popularity and problems behind this series Clark shows how flawed the book is and also how flawed that brand of Evangelical Christianity can be The Bad Unfortunately I felt like this book was a bit lacking towards the nd The book covers Left Behind really well hitting on very piece of it and giving a lot of background information However by the nd of the book I feel like we ve only made end of the book I feel like we ve only made halfway through Left background information However by the nd of the book I feel like we ve only made it halfway through Left The book nds as if the author got tired of reading and writing about it I felt like I was left hanging in the middle of the Left Behind book and I almost wanted to pick it up to see what happens Obsession even though I m pretty sure I would notnjoy it It would have been a much successful book if it had continued on with analyzing the story instead of just cutting off midway The Verdict If you have an interest in understanding the phenomenon that is the Left Behind series or if you re a fan of the books and wonder what the big deal could be I recommend you check out this book If you re not looking for an in depth analysis of Left Behind then skip it Visit Vicarious Caytastrophe for this review and many A great readIve been a big fan of Fred Clarks work on his blog Slacktivist and delighted to see it collected here Reading reviews of horribly written books is Cabaret: A Roman Riddle educational and fun ExcellentThis collection of blog posts turned book is so completely spot on If you ve read the Left Behind books definitely pick this up Don t do like Left BehindThis searing analysis goes through Left Behind analyzing its style characterization plot and theology finding no good in it The authors of LB seem to think the Jews are up to something always a bad sign This is Part I Part II isually good Funny yet thoughtful takedown of LeHaye Jenkins premillenial dispensationalism and an unexpected writing primer I hope Clark compiles blog posts into book form I d rather give my book money to him than to LJ I will have to buy a copy of this for my mother since she is the one who sent me the box of Left Behind booksUpdate 1 copy on its way just in time for me to take it home to give mom. Arth's Last Days is ven worse than that Fred Clark has been learning from the relentless awfulness of this book for than .



The Anti Christ Handbook The Horror and Hilarity of Left Behind by Fred Clark started as a blog When Clark had finished writing about the Left Behind book series and found that his opinions were a pretty popular read he decided to publish his blog posts as this book In The Anti Christ Handbook Clark reads and discusses all of the problematic portions of the uber popular Left Behind book series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B Jenkins He goes over all of the things that are the downfall of certain Schools Of Evangelical Christianity of Evangelical Christianity Good I received the first Left Behind book from a roommate when I was in college I tried to read it once but I couldn t make it much past the first chapter I did not njoy the theme of the book and I really couldn t get into the writing style Nonetheless I always wondered what the big deal about these books was I know the series is super popular with a lot of people and they have been adopted into multiple movies This book allowed me to get the overall gist of the book without having to spend the time slogging through itThe most important factor of The Anti Christ Handbook to me is that Fred Clark is himself a Christian and "even an Evangelical Christian This means that he is not out to get Christianity and he understands the "an Evangelical Christian This means that he is not out to get Christianity and he understands the of view of Christians as a whole He has a solid background in the church and understands the ins and outs of the Bible far than I do I feel like his honest opinion on this book is very well balanced and based in his own faith This book is very anit Left Behind Clark presents that series as a very flawed work that ssentially serves two purposes to scare people into being saved and to make those already saved feel good about themselves Since Clark comes from the same background as the authors of Left Behind I don t feel like he is poking fun or being negative because he hates religion He is being honest and comes from a good placeI All Roads Lead Home enjoyed this book because itssentially went line by line through the Left Behind series and pointed out the issues with the writing as well as the fundamental failings when it comes to representing Christianity to readers He points out the inconsistencies within the story as well as in the morality and religious tale that Some books are merely bad Some are ntertainingly bad But the very worst are instructively bad Left Behind A Novel of the .

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In person This is the compilation of Fred Clark s multi year dissection of Left Behind It manages to be a comprehensive critiue of the writing and plot characters setting tc of the book and a launching pad for discussion of the truly awful theology promoted by the bookIt s also funnier than MST3K and I love MST3K A compelling deconstruction of Left Behind from a liberal Christian Works on multiple levels as a critiue of bad writing a bad plot and ultimately the terrible ideas that underlie the series predictions for the future The heroes of Left Behind are utterly utterly baffling Why do they take jobs working for the anti Christ Why does NO ONE care that all of the world s children vanished "How Does The World Erupt Into Flames And No One "does the world rupt into flames and no one Clark answers these uestions and with a good look along the way re why Biblical literalism is so problematic in short ven if the Bible was the The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis exact word of God are humans really able to just flawlessly interpret it Is thatven possible if the Bible s books were written for specific times and occasions I mean I read these on his blog back when he first started blogging about them But Fred s insights are just as ntertaining and informative now as they were back then I read all the Left Behind books that were released when I was 12 up until before the final book in the original series which judging from descriptions of the subseuent books was a good time to stop if there ver really was a good place to start to begin with At the time I was in the deep thralls of bad premillenialist theology because a new Christian only TV channel had just begun in New Zealand and it was importing all the uestionable Hal Lindsay and Trinity Broadcast Network programming In importing all the uestionable Hal Lindsay and Trinity Broadcast Network programming In it wasn t a very healthy influenceReading this book has been truly cathartic Written by a skeptical progressive Christian who knows bad theology bad writing and bad thics when he sees it his deconstruction of this malignant book series is not only really concise but uproariously funny for the same reasons MST3K isTo anyone getting nostalgic for Left Behind despite the fact they left vangelical Christianity behind years ago like me I would recommend reading this instead of the actual books. Decade and he invites you to join him on a journey through the horrors and hilarity of one of the worst books ver written. The Anti Christ Handbook