Nicolae High (Left Behind: The Kids, Book #5)

School’s back in session, and evil is in the curriculum: Judd and Vicki’s old school has just been renamed Nicolae Carpathia High after the UN’s new secretary-general, whom scripture-guru Bruce declares is the Antichrist and who has already begun planning a one-world government, religion, and currency. Our four heroes, recovering from the chaos of the Rapture just weeks ago (starting with The Vanishings, the first book in the Left Behind: The Kids series), are brushing up on Ezekiel, Daniel, and Revelation, preparing to help in the last-minute “soul harvest” prophesied for the end-times. But it won’t be easy, because the faculty is confiscating Bibles and citing separation of church and state to put a lid on the truth. The Young Tribulation Force has to get creative to spread the Good News.

Author: Jerry Jenkins, Tim LaHaye

Facing the Future (Left Behind: The Kids, Book #4)

Our four teen heroes–Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan–are still spooked after the amazing events of The Vanishings (the first book in the Left Behind: The Kids series), when Christ called back millions of his faithful in the blink of an eye, leaving these kids who hadn’t accepted Jesus as “instant orphans.” Facing the Future continues the cliff-hanging ending of the third book, Through the Flames, where the kids successfully pull off a sting on the man who murdered Lionel’s uncle and convert countless others to life with Christ. But they soon realize they have even more to worry about: Bruce thinks he’s fingered the great deceiver, the Antichrist, a man named Nicolae Carpathia. The Left Behind kids break out their Bibles to form the Kids Tribulation Force, while Bruce outlines why Carpathia has taken over the instrument of all future evil, the United Nations, and a secret meeting with an eyewitness to evil confirms the kids’ worst fears.

Author: Jerry Jenkins, Tim LaHaye

Through the Flames (Left Behind: The Kids, Book #3)

Starting just a few days after Jesus Christ snatched the faithful to heaven in The Vanishings (the first book in the Left Behind: The Kids series), Through the Flames opens with our four teen heroes shacked up in Judd’s abandoned house. Judd, Vicki, and Lionel are still trying to convince Ryan that he should accept Christ if he knows what’s good for him–Judd even makes Ryan go to church and Bible study as a condition of living with them. (“As long as you live under my roof, you follow my rules….”) But even bigger problems are brewing. The four must stay on the lookout for the Antichrist, whom their Bible mentor Bruce says will trigger seven years of tribulation once he signs a pact with Israel. And Lionel has to investigate the mysterious circumstances of his drug-addled uncle’s supposed death.

Author: Jerry Jenkins, Tim LaHaye

Second Chance (Left Behind – The Kids, Book #2)

At the close of book one, Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan met up at New Hope Village Church and got the Good News from now-humbled pastor Bruce Barnes (who, despite his degree from Bible college, got left behind after the Rapture for failing to receive Christ, just like the kids). Lionel, nixed by the Messiah on a technicality in book one, jumps at the chance to join the winning team, but the other kids are too angry and confused after watching their world get turned upside down. Book two follows their search for truth as they piece together the wreckage of the Rapture in each of their lives, knowing full well that the end of the world isn’t far off–just seven years, according to Bruce, once Israel signs a treaty with the Antichrist. By the book’s end, two more Left Behind kids wise up, but one holds out, still too scared and mad to sign on.

Author: Jerry Jenkins, Tim LaHaye

Escape From the Slave Traders: Introducing David Livingstone

An urgent call for help cut through the morning mists that floated along the shore of Lake Shirwa. Two young African boys, Wikatani and Chuma, had been captured by slave traders, but the desperate cry would never reach their village. Easily overpowered by their captors, the boys’ only hope is to endure a ruthless march through the jungles that takes them far from their village to a destination unknown. Where are the cruel Red Caps taking them? What chance might the boys have to escape? If they manage to escape, how will they ever find their way home again? Fortunately for Wikatani and Chuma, there is help on the way. David Livingstone, a missionary and British government official, is doing everything he can to put a halt to the slave traders who are devastating southeastern Africa during the 1860s. But is there any reason to hope that he might help two young boys? Will they have the courage to face the phenomenal adventure and peril before them?

Author: Dave Jackson, A Trailblazer Book

The Hidden Jewel: Introducing Amy Carmichael

From the moment he and his mother arrived from England, everything about India shouted adventure to fourteen-year-old John Knight. Crowds of people swarmed in the streets, temple elephants paraded about, monkeys scolded at passers-by—this was easily the most exciting place John had ever been. If only his father, a British government official sent to south India in 1909, will allow him to explore it. But John and his mother are not prepared for what they discover when they befriend an Irish missionary named Amy Carmichael. With a heart for justice, John is shocked to learn that a young Indian girl rescued by Carmichael is a “child bride” being legally forced by her wicked uncle to marry an elderly man! Is it possible that John’s father might be called upon to uphold this horrible law? What will happen if John does not act? Who will save Jewel? Will all the fears mirrored in Jewel’s eyes come to pass?

Author: Dave Jackson, A Trailblazer Book

Spy For the Night Riders: Introducing Martin Luther

Karl Schumacher was fifteen when he came to the German city of Wittenberg in 1520 seeking an education. He had been very fortunate that the esteemed university professor Doctor Martin Luther, had taken him into his household as a servant. Luther’s promise of tutoring Karl in exchange for his labor was the chance of a lifetime-until a poster on the church door declared his master a heretic! Karl is asked to travel with Doctor Luther to appear before the emperor’s Imperial Council in the city of Worms. Will his life be at stake as well as Luther’s? And who is the mysterious young lady who shadows their trip? Could she be a spy for Luther’s enemy, Doctor Eck? Or might the night riders be secret supporters of Luther? With danger lurking on every side, who can Karl trust?

Author: Dave Jackson, A Trailblazer Book

The Queen’s Smuggler: Introducing William Tyndale

Sarah Poyntz is the daughter of an English merchant who operates a shipping business from Antwerp, Belgium, in 1535. Her father is very interested in the ideas of William Tyndale, who has fled England as a condemned outlaw for refusing to stop his translation work of the English Bible. Tyndale believes that the Word of God should be read by the common people in their own language, a belief shared by the Poyntz family. But when Tyndale is captured and imprisoned, Sarah becomes the only hope for saving his fife. If she can successfully smuggle a copy of Tyndale’s New Testament into the hands of the king’s wife, Queen Anne, perhaps she can persuade him to spare Tyndale’s life. If Sarah’s desperate mission fails, her family is in peril of their lives. Will she have the courage to go through with it? Can Tyndale’s life be spared?

Author: Dave Jackson, A Trailblazer Book

Kidnapped by River Rats: William and Catherine Booth

It is sometime during the 1880’s, and Jack and Amy have come to London searching for their uncle. 

On their own without money, food, or shelter, they have nowhere else to turn. But what is the chance of finding him when they don’t even know where he lives? For the two youngsters, attempting to live on the streets is frightening, dangerous, and an opportunity for the worst elements of the city to take advantage of them. 

London society has become uncaring, even cruel, to the needy. Where can they find safety? When those strange Salvation Army people approach them on the street, should Jack and Amy run away? Can the General and Catherine Booth be trusted? What hope do Jack and Amy have when ruthless men come after them?

Author: Dave Jackson, A Trailblazer Book

With This Ring – Sierra Jensen Book #6

Tracy and Doug are finally going to tie the knot. Sierra is caught up in a swirl of wedding gifts, bridal preparations, and heart-to-heart discussions about virtue and purity. Meanwhile, the guys stir up some pre-wedding fun that includes a dressed-up chicken. During the ceremony, Sierra realizes she’s the only girl in the church without a boyfriend. Glancing down at the gold purity ring from her dad, Sierra makes a vow of her own: to save herself for her future husband. But she worries that her best friend Amy is settling for less than God’s best. Is Sierra crazy to still be thinking about Paul, the mystery man who now lives in Scotland? Can Sierra learn to trust God for her future?

Author: Robin Jones Gunn