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