Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins , Tim LaHaye
Narrator: Frank Muller
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Fiction & Literature, Christianity
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: November 2001
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Nicolae Carpathia, now the total embodiment of evil, desecrates the temple in Jerusalem by entering and declaring himself god. The explosive ninth book in the Left Behind series will carry the world to the brink of Armageddon. With over 40,000,000 products sold in the series, Left Behind is an international phenomenon.

Reviews (2)

Not their best

Written by Shannon on October 29th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I've read all the books up til now and have been extremely pleased with each. However, this one book left a little much to be desired. My mother and I both agreed, what made this title different from the past is because it felt like the authors were rushed to get through this one. Too many characters were introduced and it got difficult to keep up with. Also, the narrator has changed and his pronunciation of certain names and words is different from the previous, I admit I do long for his narrations. I do however am more thankful that the series has continued on and look forward to more of the same excitement I've enjoyed in the past.

Desecration: Left Behind 9

Written by Sharon Richie on February 18th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I have enjoyed all of the Left Behind series very much and this one was no exception. I am pleased that this title was unabridged, because I don't think anyone else should edit another person's book. Sometimes something very important gets left out. I am surprised more people do not rent this series on audio, since so many have read the books. I find it quite convenient to be able to read a book while I am doing something else, like driving or cleaning house!

Author Details

Author Details

Jenkins, Jerry B.

"Jerry B. Jenkins, former Vice President for Publishing and currently Writer-at-Large for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than 150 books, including the best-selling Left Behind series.

His latest Tyndale House book, SOON, also a New York Times best seller, is available in stores everywhere. The next book in the SOON trilogy will be Silenced. It is due out in the summer of 2004.

Also the former editor of Moody Magazine, his writing has appeared in Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals.

His non-fiction books include as-told-to biographies with Hank Aaron, Brett Butler, Bill Gaither, Orel Hershiser, Luis Palau, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan, and Sammy Tippit among many others. The Hershiser and Ryan books reached the New York Times best seller list. The 2002 Baker book, Behind the Stories, tells more about Jerry Jenkins himself in the chapter, The Test of Success.

Jerry Jenkins helped Dr. Billy Graham with his memoirs, Just As I Am, also a New York Times best seller. Beginning in 1993, Jerry spent 13 months assisting Dr. Graham with his autobiography. Jerry considers the time he spent with Dr. Graham the privilege of a lifetime.

Jerry owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, which produced the critically-acclaimed movie Hometown Legend, based on his book of the same name. Hometown Legend was listed as one of the Top 10 family films of 2002 by Good News Communications' MOVIEGUIDE.

Jerry Jenkins also owns the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrows professional Christian writers. The centerpiece of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild is a brand-new correspondence course tailored to fit the busiest lifestyle. Under Jerry's leadership, the Guild is steadily expanding its services to include a writers advocacy center, college credit courses, a critique service, literary registration services, and writing contests.

As a marriage and family author and speaker, Jenkins has been a frequent guest on Dr. James Dobson's Focus On the Family radio program. Jerry Jenkins wrote the nationally syndicated sports story comic strip, Gil Thorp, from 1996-2004.

Jerry and his wife Dianna have three grown sons and two grandchildren. "

LaHaye, Tim

"Dr. Tim LaHaye is a noted author, minister, counselor, television commentator and nationally recognized speaker on family life and Bible prophecy. Co-author of the Left Behind series, it was LaHaye?s idea to fictionalize an account of the Rapture and the Tribulation.

LaHaye is the founder and president of Tim LaHaye Ministries and the founder of the PreTrib Research Center. Currently, LaHaye speaks at many of the major Bible prophecy conferences in the United States and Canada."