Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist is the third book in the Left Behind series. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins in 1997 and was published on Wednesday, October 1 of that year. It takes place 18–21 months into the Tribulation.
Nicolae Carpathia, now the total embodiment of evil, desecrates the temple in Jerusalem by entering and declaring himself god. The explosive ninth book in the Left Behind series will carry the world to the brink of Armageddon. With over 40,000,000 products sold in the series, Left Behind is an international phenomenon.
Riven is a Christian novel published through Tyndale House in 2008 written by Jerry Jenkins, detailing the deathbed-conversion of a career criminal, and the involvement in it of a largely unsuccessful pastor turned prison-chaplain.