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This Present Darkness

Fiction by Frank Peretti

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Ever wondered about the supernatural?

  • Jun 16, 2010
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We see plenty of books about witchcraft, the occult, and the dark side of the supernatural. How often do we look at the side of God?
Frank Peretti's book shows us the part of the supernatural that is active, alive and well today just as in what we consider to be "biblical"  times.  All of life is biblical times, because it is His Story, the story of our creator and the interaction between that creator, and us, the creation.
Peretti's novel shows us that our sugar coated view of what is inside many churches, and on the hearts and minds of mankind is not true, and he proves it in a fictional account with a biblical viewpoint.
**spoiler alert** Do not read further if you do not want information about the contents of the book. **spoiler alert**
The book of Ephesians is the contributing factor for biblical information. Peretti's book shows how the evil one can walk through the churches, even among the very elect, when we allow that darkness to be a part of our lives. The  powers and principalities, that are continually at war in the super natural world are explained and we see a what causes conflict in our lives, especially where we are the biggest threat, when we gather together to seek the truth.

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This Present Darkness, by Frank Peretti, is among the classic novels of the Christian thriller genre. First published in 1986, Peretti's book set a suspenseful standard in spiritual warfare story-telling that has rarely been met by his contemporaries. Set in the apparently innocent small town of Ashton, This Present Darkness follows an intrepid born-again Christian preacher and newspaper reporter as they unearth a New Age plot to take over the local community and eventually the entire world. Nearly every page of the book describes sulfur-breathing, black-winged, slobbering demons battling with tall, handsome, angelic warriors on a level of reality that is just beyond the senses. However, Christian believers and New Age demon-worshippers are able to influence unseen clashes between good and evil by the power of prayer. Peretti's violent descriptions of exorcisms are especially vivid: "There were fifteen [demons], packed into Carmen's body like crawling, superimposed maggots, boiling, writhing, a tangle of hideous arms, legs, talons, and heads." This book is not for the squeamish. But for page-turning spiritual suspense, it's hard to beat.
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ISBN-10: 0891073906
Author: Frank E. Peretti
Publisher: Crossway Books; Stated First Printing edition
Date Published: August 1986

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