The Left Behind series has influenced and entertained countless young people throughout America and the world. It is not difficult to understand why Jon Nelson, who grew up in Kansas as a shy, nervous, protection-seeking child, gravitated toward such literature. In his own life, he was yearning to find his own powerful, ever-present deity. As he aged -- and after he read The God Delusion -- both Jon’s desire for and his belief in such a God began to wane.
Like many children in isolated religious environments, during his youth, he was never exposed to the possibility of a secular worldview. His journey begins as one filled with anxiety. It concludes with a feeling of liberation that changed his life, one that increased his faith, not in Christ, but in people.