excerpted from the Charisma news serviceThe remarkable success of the Left Behind fiction series continues, withpublisher Tyndale House ordering a record 2 million initial print-run forthe seventh installment. "The Indwelling" has already pre-sold 1.3 millioncopies to retailers and began appearing on's Top 100 list inFebruary--even though it isn't published until next month.The end-times thrillers by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, together with theadventures' children's versions and audio cassettes, have sold a total of 18million copies."As each new book comes out, people new to the series go back and buy thefirst one," said spokesperson Beverly Rykerd."The Indwelling" is scheduled to release May 23, and the authors plan to setoff on a 10-city tour that will see them talking about their work and faithwith fans. An evening event timed with the release will feature praise andworship music from Christian music artists Wayne Watson and Ginny Owens.Four books in the series have been regular features on the best-sellercharts, with "Apollyon" and "Assassins" reaching No. 2 in "The New YorkTimes" prestigious list. The eighth installment, "The Mark," is due out inNovember.
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