Facing the Future

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Facing the Future
Book Series Left Behind:The Kids
Author Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release Date July 1, 1998
Preceded By Through the Flames
Followed By Nicolae High

"Facing the Future" is the fourth book of the Left Behind: The Kids series. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

Book Synopsis

Synopsis retrieved from back of the book.

Since the Rapture, Bruce Barnes has been teaching Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan about the coming events during the Tribulation. They are sure Christ will return for them, but one question remains: Who is the Antichrist?

Bruce thinks he knows. The kids aren't so sure. Until a man who has met the Antichrist shares his nightmarish story.

Notable Characters

Original Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other believers:




  • The Young Tribulation Force is officially formed by Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan.
  • First appearance of Josey Fogarty.
  • Last appearance of Talia Grey. It is unknown what happened to her after she prayed to receive Christ.
  • Final appearance of Cornelius Grey, although he may have had some influence in book 11. It is unknown what happened to him after the death of Eddie Edwards.
  • Last appearance of LeRoy Banks until book 39.
  • Only appearance of Eddie Edwards, who is killed as a result of injuries received in a gunfight between LeRoy Banks and police officers.
  • Only appearance of Beth Murray.
  • Last physical appearance of Josey Fogarty until book 30, although her voice was heard in book 9.
  • First book in the series in which Bruce Barnes's name is written in the synopsis.
  • The Young Tribulation Force succeed at converting their first unbeliever to a confirmed believer, namely, Josey.
  • Only appearance of Dan Bennett, who makes the announcement about Eli and Moishe in Jerusalem on CNN.


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