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On the Run
Book SeriesLeft Behind:The Kids
AuthorTim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release DateJuly, 2000
Preceded ByThe Search
Followed ByInto the Storm

"On the Run" is the 10th book of the Left Behind: The Kids series. Its release date was in July of 2000. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

Book Synopsis

Synopsis retrieved from back of the book.

Filled with despair over tragic news about their friends, Judd and Ryan set out for Israel to discover the truth. The trail leads them to a surprising find and into the hands of the Global Community.

Back at home, Vicki, Lionel, and their friends plan to carry out another mission at Nicolae High, but not without great danger. What if they get caught? Will Vicki be sent back to the detention center now that Bruce is gone?

Notable Characters

Original Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

  • Chaya Stein
  • Darrion Stahley
  • Shelly

Other believers:

  • Nina Ben-Judah (death)
  • Dan Ben-Judah (death)
  • Mrs. Ben-Judah (death)
  • Tsion Ben-Judah's driver (death)
  • Maxwell Stahley (body only)
  • Louise Stahley
  • Buck Williams
  • Rayford Steele
  • Chloe Steele Williams
  • Tsion Ben-Judah
  • Loretta
  • Candace Goodwin (becomes a believer)

Global Community:


  • Laverne Jenness
  • Verna Zee
  • Unnamed thug who murdered the Ben-Judah family (only appearance, death)
  • Unnamed thugs who assisted in the murders (only appearances, deaths)
  • Samuel Goldberg
  • Mr. Goldberg (voice)


  • In this book, Sam Goldberg appears and identifies himself to Judd.
  • Tsion Ben-Judah's family is killed.
  • This is Chaya's first POV, the first time a non-original member of The Young Trib Force has one.
  • This is the only book after book 4 that Mark Eisman isn't written about at all.
  • Sam witnessed and videotaped the deaths of Tsion's family.