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Zondervan to Publish New Series by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall

First book, Edge of Apocalypse, in The End series provides "fresh twist" on Left Behind series

Contact: Karen Campbell, 616-813-6576

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Zondervan, a world leader in Christian communications, has signed an agreement with attorney Craig Parshall and Tim LaHaye, creator and co-author of the world renowned Left Behind series. Three years after the success of the Left Behind final installment, LaHaye returns to publish Edge of Apocalypse, an apocalyptic epic infused with political intrigue ripped from today's headlines, the first book in a new series called The End.

"I'm thrilled to partner with Zondervan to produce a series hopefully even more innovative than Left Behind," said LaHaye. "While my past works have piqued interest in biblical prophecy on a global level, The End series includes many prophecies that were not covered in Left Behind."

Edge of Apocalypse jumpstarts the series as military-hero-turned-inventor Joshua Jordan attempts to save Manhattan from two nuclear missiles. Using his Return to Sender military defense system, Jordan finds himself facing an unbearable ransom to the nation he loves. As tensions escalate and global alliances topple, only Jordan and a secret group known only as The Patriots can save the United States from terrorists abroad and traitors within.

Set in the very near future, The End series chronicles the earth shattering events which eventually lead up to the Rapture and the beginning of the prophesied Last Days of mankind.

"We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Tim and Craig on this new series," said Zondervan CEO Moe Girkins. "We believe that starting with Edge of Apocalypse; this series will make you think while exploring your faith."

Edge of Apocalypse will release worldwide on April 20, 2010 with a first print run of 500,000 copies.

About Tim LaHaye
Tim LaHaye is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 70 nonfiction books, many on biblical prophecy and End Times, and is the coauthor of the record-shattering Left Behind series. He is considered one of America's foremost authorities on biblical end times prophecy.

About Craig Parshall
Craig Parshall is a highly successful lawyer from the Washington D.C. area and the author of the legal thrillers, Chamber of Justice series. He has also co-authored three books with his wife Janet including their new Thistle and Cross Series.

About Zondervan
Zondervan is the world's leading Christian publisher of books whose authors are noted for their excellence in the craft of writing as well as their worthy contribution to the ongoing global evangelical conversation. The works published by Zondervan not only confirm readers' faith and understanding, they also challenge and stretch readers' thinking. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general, ministry, and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., Zondervan publishes bestselling resources that are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan Books at
www.zondervan.com/books.