Item description for Piercing The Darkness (Repack) by Frank E. Peretti...
Overview In the tiny farming community of Bacon's Corner, an attempted murder, a case of mistaken identity, and a lawsuit against a struggling Christian school all lead Sally Beth Roe to flee for her life
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 (ESV)
It all begins in Bacon's corner, a tiny farming community far from the interstate. An attempted murder, a suspicious case of mistaken identity, and a ruthless lawsuit against a struggling Christian school threaten the peace of the small town. Sally Beth Roe, a young loner, finds herself in the middle of events beyond her control, fleeing for her life while trying to recall her dark past. She doesn't realize that a demonic army is growing in power and that a spiritual battle is rapidly approaching.
This companion volume to This Present Darkness offers readers a new perspective on spiritual warfare, prayer, and the seemingly coincidental events of our lives. It has sold over 2 million copies.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Jun 26, 2003
Publisher Crossway Books/Good News
ISBN 1581345275 ISBN13 9781581345278
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More About Frank E. Peretti
With more than 15 million novels in print, Frank Peretti is nothing short of a publishing phenomenon and has been called “America’s hottest Christian novelist.” The Oath (Word Publishing 1995), sold more than half a million copies within the first six months of release. The Visitation (Word Publishing 1999), was #1 on the CBA Fiction Bestseller list for four months. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1951, Frank is a natural storyteller who, as a youngster in Seattle, regularly gathered the neighborhood children for animated storytelling sessions, drew comics, and tapped out stories on his mother’s portable typewriter.
His journey toward becoming a writer had its side trips. After graduating from high school, he began playing banjo with a local bluegrass group, then worked as a musician and odd-job man for a small recording studio.
Shortly after he and his wife Barbara were married in 1972, Frank toured with a pop band and then a modest Christian music ministry. He later studied English, screen writing and film at UCLA before spending five years helping his father pastor a small Assembly of God church in the Seattle area. During those five years he labored at night, on weekends, any chance he got, to write his first novel, This Present Darkness, the book that would catapult him into the public eye – eventually. Numerous publishers rejected the novel and Frank gave up his pastoring position to work in construction and odd jobs to make ends meet. Even after Crossway Books published This Present Darkness in 1986, the novel sat on store shelves largely unnoticed.
Two years later, Frank was working at a local ski factory when word-of- mouth enthusiasm finally lifted This Present Darkness onto a tidal wave of interest in spiritual warfare. The book appeared on Bookstore Journal’s bestseller list every month for more than eight years. His two spiritual warfare novels, This Present Darkness (1986) and Piercing the Darkness (1989), captivated readers, together selling more than 3.5 million copies. The Oath was awarded the 1996 Gold Medallion Award for best fiction.
For kids, Frank wrote The Cooper Kids Adventure Series (Crossway and Tommy Nelson), which remains a best-selling series for children with sales exceeding 1 million copies. In August 2000, Peretti released the hilarious children’s audiocassette series titled Wild and Wacky Totally True Bible Stories, reprising his role as Mr. Henry, the offbeat substitute Sunday School teacher found in two Visual Bible for Kids videos. In 2000, Frank released his first-ever non-fiction book, The Wounded Spirit, in which he deals with the problem of bullying.
In all, including his current work, Illusion, Frank has written nineteen books of various size for various ages.
Frank and Barbara live a simple life in rural Idaho. He leads worship at their church, Barbara paints in watercolor, and they enjoy being with their close friends.
Frank E. Peretti has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Piercing The Darkness (Repack)?
Demon followup Nov 4, 2008
Peretti's demon followup to This Present Darkness starts better, but doesn't finish as well. Peretti does a good job of starting three separate plot lines (Christian father child abuse bureaucratic overreach, Christian school child abuse/spanking lawsuit, and mysterious burned-out hippie/suicide/runaway) and moving them forward. But he has trouble re-weaving them at the end. Still, it made me keep reading late into the night to finish it.
But the imagery of real physical demons and angels having their impact on humans due to their sin and/or walk with God is striking and convicting. These two books make me realize how important daily, near-constant prayer is.
Fantastic sequel ... Aug 7, 2008
Piercing the Darkness is a wonderful follow-up to This Present Darkness. This was suspenseful, well written and again, an eye-opener to the spiritual war going on around us and the absolute power of prayer. Whenever I see or hear of something 'bad' going on, I get this visual picture in my mind of a demon sitting on someone's shoulder harrassing them or worse, sticking their finger in their head, swirling it around and confusing them. This is not a gory book - it's an excellent read. My second favorite Peretti book (This present darkness is my first).
One of the best fiction books I've read! Jul 12, 2008
This book is one of the most exciting books I've read. Frank Peretti knows how to paint a picture to make it so visually easy to see what you are reading.
I bought this book when I was a pretty new Christian and had no idea really what spirtual warfare was. He changed my perspective forever with this book. Now, when I feel down or tired, I picture that spirit trying to keep my from reading my bible or praying.
He completely changed my world with this book with the understanding of spirits and angels.
It's an awesome story that depicts the human struggle going on in a small town while at the same time telling you the spirtual story. The unseen fight and agendas of our enemy.
I am currently reading this book outloud to my 12 year old son, he can hardly wait for the next night to find out what happens. This book opened my eyes to the real war going on and I want to make sure my son also understands the spirtual battle being fought on his behalf.
Excellent book, would recommend it as a gift or for a great read for yourself! A++++++++++++
Spiritual Warfare Apr 29, 2008
This book was incredible! It took up where "This Present Darkness" left off. There was much food for thought within the pages. Are other people manipulating my thinking? How can Satan get a foothold in our thoughts? Peretti is a master storyteller and captures the imagination with the twists in the storyline. It is a great read. Elaine Littau Author of "Nan's Journey"
Second as good as the first Apr 20, 2008
Peretti did it again. He was able to repeat the same awe of the spiritual world that he produced in This Present Darkness. Years later I'm still able to visualize the battles of good and evil surrounding our lives.
Ray Ruppert, Author of "The Sovereign Reigns, or Does He?" "The Sovereign's Last Battle" and "Revelation: A Layperson's Reflections"