Tim La Haye

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Tim La Haye died in 2016, aged 90. Together with Jerry Jenkins, he wrote a remarkable series of books on prophecy and the end times called the “Left Behind” series.  These are novels and thus are works of imagination/fiction in which he and Jerry Jenkins try to explain the future events described in Bible prophecy by putting them into a novel format. This works extremely well and brings it to life and makes it understandable like probably no other books have done.  These books are well worth reading. The only thing you need to remember is that these are novels and the specific ways that events have been imagined and described will not be exactly how it all works out.  What you will get from those novels however is a really good general picture of how future events will work. 

In addition to the Left Behind series, Tim La Haye has written many excellent books, mainly about ‘escatology’ i.e. the study of the end times. He has a good clear style and is a very sound and balanced teacher of the Bible and of prophesy in particular.

What they say about themselves

For 25 years, LaHaye pastored one of the nation’s outstanding churches in San Diego, California, which grew to three locations.

It was during this time he also founded two accredited Christian high schools, a school system of 10 Christian schools, San Diego Christian College (formerly Christian Heritage College), and assisted Dr. Henry Morris in the founding of the Institute for Creation Research, the nation’s foremost exponent of creationist materials.

LaHaye has written more than 60 non-fiction books on a wide range of subjects such as: family life, temperaments, sexual adjustment, Bible prophecy, the will of God, Jesus Christ, and secular humanism with over 14 million in print, some of which have been translated into thirty-two foreign languages. His writings are best noted for their easy-to-understand and scripturally based application of biblical principles that assist in facing and handling the challenges of life.

The Left Behind fiction series, co-authored with Jerry B. Jenkins, have broken all publishing records with a total of 80 million in print. These books have appeared on the best-seller lists of The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Christian Booksellers Association. Based on the Bible’s book of Revelation, the apocalyptic thrillers follow the lives of those left behind after the sudden disappearance of millions of believers.

Dr. LaHaye designed the LaHaye Temperament Analysis that has been used by over 30,000 people; many have found it to be a life-changing tool for self-improvement.

LaHaye holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Literature degree from Liberty University.

LaHaye and his wife Beverly, who is chairman of the board and founder of Concerned Women for America, have been married for over 60 years and live in southern California. They have four grown children, nine grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.

Listing on Wikipedia of Tim LaHaye’s books


Left Behind series (with Jerry B. Jenkins)

Left Behind series:

  1. Oct. 1995, Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth’s Last Days (ISBN 0-8423-2912-9)
  2. Oct. 1996, Tribulation Force: The Continuing Drama of Those Left Behind (ISBN 0-8423-2921-8)
  3. Oct. 1997, Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist (ISBN 0-8423-2924-2)
  4. Aug. 1998, Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides (ISBN 0-8423-2925-0)
  5. Feb. 1999, Apollyon: The Destroyer Is Unleashed (ISBN 0-8423-2926-9)
  6. Aug. 1999, Assassins: Assignment: Jerusalem, Target: Antichrist (ISBN 0-8423-2927-7)
  7. May. 2000, The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession (ISBN 0-8423-2929-3)
  8. Nov. 2000, The Mark: The Beast Rules the World (ISBN 0-8423-3228-6)
  9. Oct. 2001, Desecration: Antichrist Takes the Throne (ISBN 0-8423-3229-4)
  10. Jul. 2002, The Remnant: On the Brink of Armageddon (ISBN 0-8423-3230-8)
  11. Apr. 2003, Armageddon: The Cosmic Battle of the Ages (ISBN 0-8423-3236-7)
  12. Mar. 2004, Glorious Appearing: The End of Days (ISBN 0-8423-3237-5)
  13. Apr. 2007, Kingdom Come: The Final Victory (ISBN 0-8423-6061-1)

Before They Were Left Behind series (prequel):

  1. March 2005, The Rising: Before They Were Left Behind (ISBN 0-8423-6056-5)
  2. November 2005, The Regime: Before They Were Left Behind (ISBN 1-4143-0576-1)
  3. June 6, 2006, The Rapture (ISBN 1-4143-0580-X)

Left Behind: The Kids series (spin off):

  1. The Vanishings: Four Kids Face Earth’s Last Days Together (1998)
  2. Second Chance: The Search For Truth (1998)
  3. Through the Flames: The Kids Risk Their Lives (1998)
  4. Facing the Future: Preparing for Battle (1998)
  5. Nicolae High: The Young Trib Force Goes Back to School (1999)
  6. The Underground: The Young Trib Force Fights Back (1999, with Chris Fabry)
  7. Busted!: The Young Trib Force Faces Pressure (2000, with Chris Fabry)
  8. Death Strike: The Young Trib Force Faces War (2000, with Chris Fabry)
  9. The Search: The Struggle to Survive (2000, with Chris Fabry)
  10. On the Run: The Young Trib Force Faces Danger (2000)
  11. Into the Storm: The Search for Secret Documents (2000, with Chris Fabry)
  12. Earthquake!: The Young Trib Force Faces Disaster (2000, with Chris Fabry)
  13. The Showdown: Behind Enemy Lines (2001, with Chris Fabry)
  14. Judgment Day: Into Raging Waters (2001, with Chris Fabry)
  15. Battling the Commander: The Hidden Cave (2001, with Chris Fabry)
  16. Fire from Heaven (2001, with Chris Fabry)
  17. Terror in the Stadium: Witnesses Under Fire (2001, with Chris Fabry)
  18. Darkening Skies: Judgment of Ice (2001, with Chris Fabry)
  19. Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts (2002)
  20. A Dangerous Plan: Race Against Time (2002, with Chris Fabry)
  21. Secrets of New Babylon: The Search for an Imposter (2002)
  22. Escape from New Babylon: Discovering New Believers (2002, with Chris Fabry)
  23. Horsemen of Terror: The Unseen Judgment (2002, with Chris Fabry)
  24. Uplink from the Underground: Showtime for Vicki (2002, with Chris Fabry)
  25. Death at the Gala: History in the Making (2003, with Chris Fabry)
  26. The Beast Arises: Unveiling the Plan (2003, with Chris Fabry)
  27. Wildfire: Into the Great Tribulation (2003, with Chris Fabry)
  28. The Mark of the Beast: Dilemma in New Bablyon (2003, with Chris Fabry)
  29. Breakout!: Believers in Danger (2003)
  30. Murder in the Holy Place: Carpathia’s Deadly Deception (2003, with Chris Fabry)
  31. Escape to Masada: Joining Operation Eagle (2003, with Chris Fabry)
  32. War of the Dragon: Miracles in the Air (2003, with Chris Fabry)
  33. Attack on Petra: Through the Inferno (2004, with Chris Fabry)
  34. Bounty Hunters: Believers in the Crosshairs (2004, with Chris Fabry)
  35. The Rise of False Messiahs: Carpathia’s Evil Tricks (2004)
  36. Ominous Choices: The Race for Life (2004, with Chris Fabry)
  37. Heat Wave: Surviving the Fourth Bowl Judgment (2004, with Chris Fabry)
  38. The Perils of Love: Breaking Through the Darkness (2004, with Chris Fabry)
  39. The Road to War: Facing the Guillotine (2004, with Chris Fabry)
  40. Triumphant Return: The New Jerusalem (2004, with Chris Fabry)

Babylon Rising series

  1. October 2003, Babylon Rising, with Greg Dinallo (ISBN 0-553-80322-0)
  2. August 2004, The Secret on Ararat, with Dr. Bob Phillips, Ph.D (ISBN 0-553-80323-9)
  3. September 2005, The Europa Conspiracy, with Dr. Bob Phillips, Ph.D (ISBN 0-553-80324-7)
  4. August 29, 2006, The Edge of Darkness, with Dr. Bob Phillips, Ph.D (ISBN 0-553-80325-5)

The Jesus Chronicles series (with Jerry B. Jenkins)

  1. John’s Story: The Last Eyewitness (2006) (ISBN 0-399-15389-6)
  2. Mark’s Story: The Gospel According to Peter (2007)
  3. Luke’s Story: By Faith Alone (2009)
  4. Matthew’s Story: From Sinner To Saint (2010)

The End series (with Craig Parshall)

  1. Edge of Apocalypse (2010)
  2. Thunder of Heaven (2011)
  3. Brink of Chaos (2012)
  4. Mark of Evil (2014)

Standalone novels

  • Come Spring (2005, with Gregory S. Dinallo)
  • Always Grace (2008, with Greg Dinallo, Gregory S. Dinallo)

Left Behind Graphic Novel series (with Jerry B. Jenkins)

  1. Left Behind: A Graphic Novel of Earth’s Last Days (2001, with Aaron Lopresti, Jeffrey Moy)
  2. Tribulation Force: The Continuing Drama of Those Left Behind (2002, with Brian Augustyn)
  • Our Favorite Verse (1986, Beverly LaHaye)

Help self

  • Spirit-Controlled Temperament (1966)
  • How to Be Happy Though Married (1968)
  • Transforming Your Temperament (1971)
  • The Beginning of the End (1972)
  • How To Win Over Depression (1974)
  • Ten Steps to Victory Over Depression (1974)
  • The Act of Marriage: The Beauty of Sexual Love (1976, with Beverly LaHaye)
  • Opposites Attract (1977)
  • Understand Your Man: Secrets of the Male Temperament (1977)
  • Understanding the Male Temperament (1977)
  • Six Keys to a Happy Marriage (1978)
  • Spirit-Controlled Family Living (1978)
  • The Unhappy Gays: What Everyone Should Know About Homosexuality (1978)
  • Your Temperament Can Be Changed (1978)
  • Anger Is a Choice (1982, with Dr. Bob Phillips, Ph.D)
  • How to Manage Pressure Before Pressure Manages You (1983)
  • Increase Your Personality Power (1984)
  • Practical Answers to Common Questions about Sex in Marriage (1984)
  • The Coming Peace in the Middle East (1984)
  • Your Temperament: Discover Its Potential (1984)
  • What Lovemaking Means to a… series:
    1. What Lovemaking Means to a Woman: Practical Advice to Married Women about Sex (1984)
    2. What Lovemaking Means to a Man: Practical Advice to Married Men about Sex (1984)
  • Sex Education is for the Family (1985)
  • Why You Act the Way You Do (1987)
  • Finding the Will of God in a Crazy, Mixed-Up World (1989)
  • If Ministers Fall, Can They Be Restored? (1990)
  • Our Life Together (1990, with Richard Exley)
  • I Love You, But Why Are We So Different?: Making the Most of Personality Differences in Your Marriage (1991)
  • Raising Sexually Pure Kids: How to Prepare Your Children for The Act of Marriage (1993)
  • Smart Money (1994, with Jerry Tuma)
  • The Spirit-Filled Family: Expanded for the Challenges of Today (1995, with Beverly LaHaye)
  • Gathering Lilies from Among the Thorns: Finding the Mate God Has for You (1998, with Beverly LaHaye)
  • The Power of the Cross (1998)
  • The Act of Marriage After 40 (2000, with Beverly LaHaye, Mike Yorkey)
  • Soul Survivor series:
    1. Mind Siege: The Battle for the Truth (2000, with David A. Noebel)
    2. All the Rave (2002, with Bob DeMoss)
    3. The Last Dance (2002, with Bob DeMoss)
    4. Black Friday (2003, with Bob DeMoss)
  • Perhaps Today: Living Everyday in the Light of Christ’s Return (2001, with Jerry B. Jenkins)
  • The Transparent Leader: Spiritual Secrets of Nineteen Successful Men (2001, with Dwight L. Johnson, Dean Nelson)
  • Heart Attacked: How to Keep and Guard Your Heart for God (2002, with Ed Hindson)
  • Seduction of the Heart (2002, with Ed Hindson)
  • Embracing Eternity: Living Each Day with a Heart Toward Heaven (2004, with Jerry B. Jenkins, Frank M. Martin)
  • Jesus and the Hope of His Coming (2004, with Jerry B. Jenkins)
  • Turn Your Life Around: Break Free from Your Past to a New and Better You (2006, with Tim Clinton)
  • The Essential Guide to Bible Prophecy: 13 Keys to Understanding the End Times (2012, with Ed Hindson)
  • A Quick Look at the Rapture and the Second Coming (2013)


  • Faith of Our Founding Fathers (1987)
  • Hitler, God & the Bible (2012, with Ray Comfort)


  • The Hidden Censors (1984)


  • Revelation Unveiled (1973)
  • Revelation: Illustrated and Made Plain (1973)
  • How to Study the Bible for Yourself (1976)
  • The Ark on Ararat (1976, with John D. Morris)
  • Life in the Afterlife: What Really Happens After Death? (1980)
  • The Battle for the Mind/Family series:
    1. The Battle for the Mind (1980)
    2. The Battle for the Family (1981)
  • The Battle for the Public Schools (1982)
  • The Race for the 21st Century (1986)
  • No Fear of the Storm: Why Christians Will Escape All the Tribulation, AKA Rapture Under Attack: Will Christians Escape the Tribulation?, AKA The Rapture: Who Will Face the Tribulation? (1992)
  • Understanding Bible Prophecy for Yourself (1992)
  • Jesus: Who Is He? (1996)
  • Understanding the Last Days (1998)
  • Bible Prophecy: What You Need to Know (1999)
  • Are We Living in the End Times? (1999, with Jerry B. Jenkins)
  • Tim LaHaye Prophecy Study Bible (2000)
  • The Complete Bible Prophecy Chart (2001, with Thomas Ice)
  • The Merciful God of Prophecy: His Loving Plan for You in the End Times (2002)
  • End Times Controversy: The Second Coming Under Attack (2003)
  • God Always Keeps His Promises (2003, with Jerry B. Jenkins)
  • The Promise of Heaven (2003, with Jerry B. Jenkins)
  • These Will Not Be Left Behind: Incredible Stories of Lives Transformed After Reading the Left Behind Novels (2003, with Jerry B. Jenkins)
  • A Kid’s Guide to Understanding the End Times (2004, with Jerry B. Jenkins, Chris Fabry)
  • Jesus Is Coming Soon!: A Kid’s Guide to Bible Prophecy and the End Times (2004, with Jerry B. Jenkins)
  • Why Believe in Jesus? (2004)
  • The Authorized Left Behind Handbook (2005, with Jerry B. Jenkins, Sandi L. Swanson)
  • The Best Christmas Gift (2005, with Greg Dinallo, Gregory S. Dinallo)
  • A Party of Two: The Dating, Marriage, and Family Guide, AKA Party of Two: Lessons for Staying in Step in Dating, Marriage, and Family Life (2006, with Beverly LaHaye)
  • The Popular Bible Prophecy Workbook: An Interactive Guide to Understanding the End Times (2006, with Ed Hindson)
  • Global Warning: Are We on the Brink of World War III? (2007, with Ed Hindson)
  • The Popular Bible Prophecy Commentary: Understanding the Meaning of Every Prophetic Passage (2007, with Ed Hindson)
  • Jesus: Why the World Is Still Fascinated by Him (2009)
  • The Book of Revelation Made Clear: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Understanding the Most Mysterious Book of the Bible (2014, with Timothy E. Parker)
  • Target Israel: Caught in the Crosshairs of the End Times (2015, with Ed Hindson)
  • Bible Prophecy for Everyone: What You Need to Know About the End Times (2016)
  • Who Will Face the Tribulation?: How to Prepare for the Rapture and Christ’s Return (2016)