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Second Chance
Book Series Left Behind: The Kids
Author Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release Date July 1998
Preceded By The Vanishings
Followed By Through the Flames

"Second Chance" is the second book of the of Left Behind: The Kids series. Its release date was in July of 1998. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

Book Synopsis

Synopsis retrieved from back of the book.

Faced with the truth behind the disappearances, Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan have decisions to make. Will they accept Christ's forgiveness, or will they blame God for abandoning them and taking away their families?

While the others are making their decisions, Lionel gets a disturbing message from his Uncle Andre. Afraid his uncle is going to take his own life, Lionel rushes to Chicago, praying he'll reach Andre before it's too late.

Notable Characters





  • Judd becomes a believer.
  • Vicki becomes a believer.
  • Lionel becomes a believer.
  • First appearance of Talia Grey.
  • Vicki's trailer is burned down.
  • LeRoy Banks and his associates take over Lionel's house to get revenge against Andre Dupree.
  • Ryan's house remains intact except for one break-in by an unknown burglar.
  • Everyone moves together to live in Judd's house at the end of this book.
  • Ryan now has Marc Thompson's room.
  • Mr. Daley's name is accidentally misspelled as "Mr. Ryan" on page 57 of this book.


  • Unnamed African-American male
  • Unnamed soccer player in Romania