About the Authors
Dr. Tim LaHaye (www.timlahaye.com), who conceived the idea of fictionalizing an account of the Rapture and the Tribulation, is a noted author, minister, and nationally recognized speaker on Bible prophecy. He is the founder of both Tim LaHaye Ministries and The PreTrib Research Center. He also recently cofounded the Tim LaHaye School of Prophecy at Liberty University. Presently Dr. LaHaye speaks at many Bible prophecy conferences in the U.S. and Canada, where his current prophecy books are very popular.
Dr. LaHaye holds a doctor of ministry degree from Western Theological Seminary and a doctor of literature degree from Liberty University. For 25 years he pastored one of the nation’s outstanding churches in San Diego, which grew to three locations. It was during that time that he founded two accredited Christian high schools, a Christian school system of ten schools, and San Diego Christian College (formerly known as Christian Heritage College).
Dr. LaHaye has written over 50 non-fiction books and co-authored 25 fiction books, many of which have been translated into 34 languages. He has written books on a wide variety of subjects, such as family life, temperaments, and Bible prophecy. His most popular fiction works, the Left Behind series, written with Jerry B. Jenkins, continue to appear on the best-seller lists of the Christian Booksellers Association, “Publishers Weekly,” the “Wall Street Journal,” “USA Today,” and the “New York Times.”
Another popular series by LaHaye and Jenkins is The Jesus Chronicles. This four-book fiction series gives readers a rich first century experience as John, Mark, Luke, and Matthew recount thrilling accounts of the life of Jesus. Dr. LaHaye is co-author of another fiction series, Babylon Rising. Each of the four titles in this series have debuted in the top 10 on the New York Times best seller list. These are suspense thrillers with thought-provoking messages.
As a fiction writer, Craig Parshall has authored eight suspense novels. His newest novel, Edge of Apocalypse was co-authored with Tim LaHaye and was released in April 2010. His suspense novels have been translated into Dutch and Spanish and have drawn praise from the likes of veteran Hollywood filmmaker and producer Ken Wales, and Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson, USAF (retired) whose job required him to carry the “nuclear football” for the President of the United States. Craig is married to nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Janet Parshall. He also serves as the Senior Vice-President and General Counsel for National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) where he spends time on Capitol Hill with law makers and occasionally files briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court on media-related issues. Craig has testified several times on constitutional issues in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.