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I think the emphasis on this being a Christian novel like the Left Behind series will stop a lot of people from reading a book that they will really enjoy. Those who are not Christian and/or not into Christian-Lit may read the summary for this book and immediately be deterred thinking that there's a lot more preaching than storyline. That is definitely not the case and actually one reason I enjoyed this book a little more than I enjoyed the Left Behind series. Judgement Day stays away from preaching, and even though the Christian group are the protagonists of the novel, they are not without fault or blame and are far from perfect, yet another reason I really liked this novel. The only flaws that I found in the book were the timeline was a bit stretched and confusing (I'm a reader who prefers a clear timeline), the scientific mumbo-jumbo went a little over my head (it was kept to a minimum though), and the name of one of the characters went back and forth between Faith and Ruth a couple of times (though that may have just been my book which was an Advanced Reader edition). I warn you though, this book is big and hard to put down. And like I said at the beginning, because it is supposed to be geared towards Christian readers, don't let that stop you. I'd say this book is more Science Fiction that Christian-Lit. I think comparing this novel to Left Behind isn't really neccessary because the only similarity I found was it was set in a somewhat Apocalyptic world. Unlike Left Behind it doesn't really follow the predictions set out by Revelations nor is it full of "repent or die" sentiments and many visions. I think David has written in a way that's friendlier to the non-Christian readers that are curious about picking up the book. I've read that this is supposed to become a series, and I would love to see where David continues to take the characters and plot he has started with, but at the same time I'm not against keeping this book as a stand-alone novel, because it holds its own quite well.