Review

Babylon Rising

Tim LaHaye and Greg Dinallo



After working on eleven books in the phenomenal Left Behind series,
you might think that Tim LaHaye would relax a bit. Instead he has
found another writing partner, Greg Dinallo, and has begun a new
series of thrillers starting with BABYLON RISING. Dr. LaHaye says
that he is more excited about this than any of the other books he
has ever written. That's quite a comment from the author of more
than forty books, including the Left Behind series that has sold
over 60 million copies! But within the first few pages of BABYLON
RISING, the reader will begin to share his enthusiasm and become
totally engrossed in this supernatural adventure.

Michael Murphy teaches Biblical Archaeology and Prophecy at Preston
College --- not exactly an "A" list course. To enhance his
classroom lectures and satisfy his desire to authenticate the
Bible, he seeks and uncovers ancient artifacts that are directly
tied to Biblical events. This scholar/adventurer image makes him
somewhat of a campus hero and students flock to hear him bring the
Bible to life.

For the reader's enlightenment, chapters are interspersed with the
story of King Nebuchadnezzer, the world's most powerful ruler, and
Daniel, the young Israeli slave who fearlessly interprets the
King's dreams. This writing technique serves to underscore the role
that faith plays in the lives of people throughout history. Faith
that allows a young slave to stand fearlessly before the most
powerful man on earth and tell him the hard truth, knowing that his
God will protect him regardless of the King's reaction. Faith that
allows a small-town college professor to stand up to evil forces in
order to unearth ancient Biblical artifacts that glorify God, the
enemy of evil.

While Michael Murphy is busy with his latest find, there are those
who want to discredit him, his faith and his God. The evil ones are
powerful and have the ability to captivate, intimidate and seduce
the weak and the greedy into service for the Enemy. With the help
of a reporter and a ruthless mogul they begin a campaign to destroy
the credibility of Christians everywhere. These supernatural beings
take on different forms, moving swiftly to accomplish their evil
deeds, and soon the headlines are full of stories about Christians
threatening to blow up the United Nations, building bomb factories
in church basements, and killing those who get in their way.

The story moves at a rapid clip, with short chapters that carry the
reader from one set of protagonists to another and back in time to
the court of Nebuchadnezzer. There is enough action to satisfy the
most avid adventure fans, humor and romance, likable characters to
cheer for and evil villains to hate. But even more exciting, we
have a new series to look forward to that unapologetically offers
moral and philosophical anchors --- a series that elevates both man
and God and is not afraid to depict the chilling aspects of
evil.

Babylon Rising
Tim LaHaye and Greg Dinallo

  • Publication Date: August 3, 2004
  • Genres: Christian, Fiction
  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Dell
  • ISBN-10: 0553586068
  • ISBN-13: 9780553586060