'Left Behind' Authors Clarify
Relationship with 'Left Behind' Video Series
By Michael Ireland
Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (ANS) -- Tim LaHaye and Jerry B.
Jenkins, co-authors of the popular fiction book series, Left
Behind, have expressed their wish that filmmakers will eventually
make a movie based on their books that will faithfully capture
the excitement of their written work.
Addressing questions raised by their fans concerning the new
DVD/video produced by Cloud Ten Pictures entitled, Left Behind:
World at War, the authors of the Left Behind series
of books say their work was designed to bring a fresh look at
the message of the Scriptures, and to make that message more accessible
to the general public through the book series.
In a release to the media, the authors say they are pleased both
with the success of the book series and the positive impact it
has had on its readers.
They are aware that fans, however, have expressed confusion as
to the authors’ relationship to the new DVD/video, as well
as to the prior two Left Behind videos produced by Cloud
The authors say they had no part in the development or production
of Cloud Ten’s Left Behind: World at War, which
is not even adapted from a novel in the series. Similarly, the
authors had no meaningful input in the prior two Left Behind
videos produced by Cloud Ten.
The release states: "While the authors leave it to their
readers to judge the quality of the new video and do not wish
to disparage any positive ministry that might come from it, they
remain hopeful that a theatrical film version of their works will
eventually be made that will faithfully capture and deliver the
profound message of the Left Behind books and create
the same powerful and positive impact in the theater that it had
in the books."
For more information about the Left Behind Series, visit
Jeremy Reynalds is a freelance writer and the founder and director
of Joy Junction, New Mexico's largest emergency homeless shelter,
http://www.joyjunction.org or http://www.christianity.com/joyjunction.
He has a master's degree in communication from the University
of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in intercultural education from Biola
University in Los Angeles.
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