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Attack on Petra
Book SeriesLeft Behind: The Kids
AuthorTim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release DateJanuary, 2004
Preceded ByWar of the Dragon
Followed ByBounty Hunters

"Attack on Petra" is the 33rd book of the Left Behind: The Kids series. It's release date was in January of 2004. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

Book Synopsis

Synopsis retrieved from back of the book.

Trapped in Jerusalem, Judd and Lionel must find a way to help their friend Westin Jakes before it's too late. Will they escape in time?

In Wisconsin, Vicki reaches out to a new friend and endangers herself and the rest of the Young Tribulation Force.

Sam Goldberg, living in Petra, watches deadly bombs hurtle toward a million people. Will the work in Petra come to an end?

Notable Characters

Original Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other Believers:

Global Community:



  • Tanya Spivey becomes a believer and becomes a member of The Young Tribulation Force. She is the last addition to the force.
  • The first appearance of Cyrus Spivey.
  • Z-Van originally planned to have Westin Jakes executed at one of his concerts. When Judd and Lionel foiled that plan by helping Westin escape, Z-Van was enraged. He forced 17 citizens to take the mark of Carpathia and had another believer named Perryn Madeleine executed in Westin's place when Perryn refused to accept the mark.
  • With Perryn's death, Jacques and his wife are the only remaining members of the Madeleine family.
  • Mark lashes out at Vicki in anger after Vicki returned to Colin Dial's house after helping Tanya. The real reason for Mark's anger would be revealed in book 39.
  • The last time Sam Goldberg would be referred to as Samuel.
  • The only appearance of Gabrielle. She replaced Westin as Z-Van's pilot.
  • As of this book, Chris Fabry is credited on the cover of each book for the remainder of the series.


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