Item description for Piercing The Darkness 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.
Publishers Description Leaders in the realm of darkness have mounted a new attack that will create chaos and cause defeat in the human beings who claim unity with their enemy, Christ. Readers will find themselves rooting for a most unlikely hero as her quest for inner peace exposes the most frightening war of all, the battle for the human soul. Be captivated anew as you enter the world of battling angels and demons that author Frank Peretti so masterfully uncovered in "This Present Darkness."
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Studio: Living Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2002
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 0842363726 ISBN13 9780842363723 UPC 031809063729
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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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Piercing The Darkness?
Read this book! Feb 2, 2007
While I enjoyed Frank Peretti's first thriller, "This Present Darkness," I didn't think it was an earth-shattering novel. It was the kind of story that you could put down for several times without experiencing major angst over wanting to know what happens next. Not so with "Piercing the Darkness." Frank seemed to get his mojo going in this one. The plot is gripping and involving. The characters are real, especially Sally Roe. The story carries the conviction of great moral truth. The transitional redemption of the main character is beautiful to witness. Although some of Frank Peretti's theological interpretations are open to debate, he still came up with an interesting idea in the whole "spiritual warfare" angle. To be honest, though, the sections of the story dealing with the battle between the angels and demons were the weakest. Where the story truly shines is in the human side of the plot. Many new characters are introduced, and a few reintroduced from "This Present Darkness." Also, the villains are particularly good in "Piercing the Darkness." I mean, what better name could a bad guy have than "Khull"? Truly interesting characters and a rip-roaring plot to go along with it. Definitely recommended.
Super Fast Shipping Jan 18, 2007
I received this item in record time right before Christmas! It was great!
Great spiritual warfare novel! Jan 3, 2007
Fantastic novel focusing on the aspect of how prayer directly affects our lives through the unseen spiritual dimension. Angels and demons are constantly at battle for our minds and our souls. This novel looks at how the angels can only defeat the demons through the strength of our prayers and our faith in the Lord. I highly recommend reading it. It also ties in well with its predecessor novel This Present Darkness.
Piercing the Darkness: Angels are REAL Jan 2, 2007
As with the book before this- This Present Darkness, I was completely spellbound. I loved this book. If ever there were any doubts about the existance of angels, this should make it very clear that they do exist, and we should thank God for them. The book slowly pulled me in, but just a couple of pages into it and I was glad to see the familiar characters from Frank Peretti's last story. I was drawn to the plight of the girl, who seemed to be mentally handicapped in some way, but was really just hounded by the demons who have followed her through life. In the end, she conquers the demons with the help of Angels through Gods guidance. It was very spiritually uplifting and definately recommended to all those who like the writings of Frank Peretti.
My All-Time Favorite Novel Nov 30, 2006
I heard of Peretti's book "This Present Darkness", but I read this sequel first. I put sequel in quotes; while there are many of the same angels as in the previous novel, and some of the same characters, one does not need to read them in order to appreciate them.
The premise of both this novel and its predecessor is the reality of spiritual warfare. C. Robert Nixon's review from the Library Journal seemed condescending to this approach, but the concept of spiritual warfare is a Biblical concept. Also, while the angels and demons influence the activities, they are not in control of what the people do.
One difference between this book and "This Present Darkness" is that the first book had more interesting demons than human villains, while this one does a better job with the human villains. I also find some hints in the book that may be skimmed over, so you are surprised at the right time.
My favorite part of the story was the conversation between fired police officer Ben Cole and out-of-town journalist Marshall Hogan, about how moles have a different perspective than we do, not recognizing fences.
Thinking back, I can sense a little bit of pessimism, which is expanded in Peretti's later novels. However, it is exciting, keeping you turning the pages while sitting at the edge of your seat.