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Terror in the Stadium
Book SeriesLeft Behind:The Kids
AuthorTim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release DateOctober, 2001
Preceded ByFire from Heaven
Followed ByDarkening Skies

"Terror in the Stadium" is the 17th book of the Left Behind: The Kids series. Its release date was in October of 2001. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

Book Synopsis

Synopsis retrieved from back of the book.

In a daring escape, Judd and Lionel fly to Jerusalem with Mr. Stein for the Meeting of the Witnesses. Meanwhile at the schoolhouse, the kids discover a secret underground passage, and Vicki tries to persuade Melinda not to turn them in to the Global Community.

Excitement builds as the witnesses converge on Jerusalem to begin their meetings. But will Nicolae keep his promise of safety for all who attend?

Notable Characters

Original Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

  • Judd Thompson Jr.
  • Vicki Byrne
  • Lionel Washington

Other Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

  • Mark Eisman
  • Conrad Graham
  • Shelly
  • Darrion Stahley

Other believers:

  • Zeke Zuckermandel Jr.
  • Tsion Ben-Judah
  • Kudrick (only appearance, death)
  • Yitzhak Weizmann (first appearance)
  • Mitchell Stein

Global Community:

  • Nicolae Carpathia
  • Leon Fortunato
  • Peter Mathews


  • Felicia (last appearance, death)
  • Melinda Bentley
  • Charlie
  • Taylor Graham
  • Hasina Kamen (first appearance)


  • Felicia dies from drinking Wormwood.
  • First appearance of Hasina Kamen.
  • Taylor Graham tries to shoot down Nicolae Carpathia's plane, but is stopped.
  • Judd tells a Global Community guard, Kudrick, about Taylor and his plan in order to protect Rayford Steele and the witnesses. Kudrick later becomes a believer.
  • Mitchell Stein is confirmed to be one of the 144,000 witnesses.
  • The only appearance of Kudrick. He dies trying to save Tsion Ben-Judah.
  • A mysterious message from a Global Community outpost is sent to Mark. In book 18, it is revealed that Carl Meninger, a friend of John Preston's, sent that message.


  • Felicia
  • Kudrick