Item description for This Present Darkness/Piercing The Darkness Set by Frank E. Peretti...
Overview In "This Present Darkness," a newspaper editor and a pastor find themselves fighting a plot to subjugate the human race and in "Piercing the Darkness," a woman is the victim of relentless pursuit in a colossal spiritual struggle.
The two #1-selling novels that have captivated millions are now available together in one volume
This Present Darkness takes place in the typical small town of Ashton where nothing much ever seems to happen. Until . . . a skeptical reporter and a prayerful pastor begin to compare notes. They suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous New Age plot to subjugate the townspeople, and eventually the entire human race.
The battle against evil continues in Piercing the Darkness, where a young loner fleeing for her life while trying to recall her dark past takes refuge in the tiny farming community of Bacon's Corner. There she finds herself caught up in the middle of bizarre events--from an attempted murder to a ruthless lawsuit against a struggling Christian school.
Across a vast panorama of heart-stopping action, these stories are a penetrating portrayal of our world, a reflection of its spiritual wanderings, and a vivid reminder of the redemptive power of the Cross.
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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 This Present Darkness/Piercing The Darkness Set?
Great volume Dec 16, 2008
Nicely bound hardcover. Arrived with a tear in the cover that appeared to be a result of the packaging. Seller offered to refund purchase. I requested a price decrease since I wanted to keep the item ( no other was in stock.) Content is enthralling fictional (but insightful) story about spiritual realities behind the events of a small town.
This present darkness and piercing the darkness Dec 1, 2008
Great books. Love the fact that both books are in together. I read them years ago and still find them facinating. I have recommended them to friends.
Best Thriller Ever! Nov 17, 2008
This is hands down the best Christian Thriller ever published - as a matter of fact all of Peretti's adult books are! I was always waiting with baited breath for the next Peretti novel - until he defected to children's books! Come On Peretti - we love you and want you back!!!!
Fantastic book Oct 31, 2008
This book is a great addition to any Christian reader looking for a fiction book that both encourages and strengthens your spirit. Both books give a realistic look into satan's attacks on our minds and lives yet leaves you encouraged to continue the fight. Hope this book blesses you as much as it has me.
product shipment Jul 14, 2008
I am very pleased with the book. The delivery was very quick and I was very pleased. Thank you!