Not too long ago, I finished the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye. I think there were eleven or twelve books in all, which was great with me. I prefer reading books in series because, after I finish one book, I don’t have to think about what to read next. 🙂
Now, I’m no literature buff, but I enjoy a good story. The Left Behind Series, according to my English teacher friend, is not “literature”, but they are good reads. It took me a bit to get into the first book, but I agree with her. Once I got to know the characters, I sped through the rest of the series.
So, after finishing that series, I picked up the first book in Tim LaHaye’s Babylon Rising series, which is set before the Rapture. It’s about a professor of Biblical archeology who travels the world finding various artifacts that verify different things in the Bible.
Unlike Left Behind, I was sucked into the story immediately, and am in the third book. I can really identify with the professor’s character. LaHaye brings in various cultural and political themes, including the everybody-be-tolerant idea, which falls short when that tolerance is supposed to extend to evangelical Christian beliefs.
At any rate, if you like a quick read, these books are great!