In case you have not yet been convinced that Evangelical Christians of the Left Behind ilk are frighteningly deluded yet completely convinced of their beliefs and growing in number, I invite you to
meet my mother and her friends consider these facts, courtesy of 60 Minutes:
All together, there are 40 million [Left Behind] books in print, and another 17 million in spin-offs. Plus, â€œThe Kidsâ€ series, audio books and comic books are worth $100 million in annual revenue.
The books give a graphic version of the New Testament prophesy of the end of the world, happening in our time, in which only the righteous are saved. Itâ€™s a triumphant tale — unmistakably Christian, undeniably American.
â€œI think if you cut us, Jerry and I would bleed red, white and blue,â€ says [Left Behind co-author] LaHaye. â€œWe believe that God has raised up America to be a tool in these last days, to get the Gospel to the innermost parts of the earth.â€