Tim LaHaye, Co-Author of 'Left Behind' Series, Dies at 90
By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter Tim LaHaye, pastor and co-author of the best-selling Left Behind book series, has died at age 90 following a severe stroke. LaHaye became a notable name in End Times literature when he co-authored alongside Jerry B. Jenkins the 16-book series which sold over 50 million copies.
The first of the LaHaye and Jenkins series was released in 1995 and by 2002 the series had sold approximately 50 million copies.
"The Left Behind series from Tyndale House Publishers is the fastest-selling adult series and the all-time best-selling Christian novels."
The success of the Left Behind books led to multiple movie adaptions, including a 2014 version starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Vic Armstrong.
"LaHaye has written more than 60 non-fiction books on a wide range of subjects such as: family life, temperaments, sexual adjustment, Bible prophecy, the will of God, Jesus Christ, and secular humanism with over 14 million in print, some of which have been translated into 32 foreign languages," according to his website.
"His writings are best noted for their easy-to-understand and scripturally based application of biblical principles that assist in facing and handling the challenges of life." LaHaye is survived by his wife Beverly of nearly 70 years, four children, nine grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.
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