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This Present Darkness

(Book #1 in the Darkness Series)

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"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

11 ratings

Unforgettable and Life-Changing

I will never forget this book. It completely changed my perspective on Spiritual oppression and the work God does to protect us behind the scenes. Highly recommend!

Awesome AWESOME book!

Bought for my grandson and granddaughter. Opened their eyes and they really liked the story !!

Excellent books

This book and piercing the darkness are amazing books... They put the spirit world in a way that everyone can appreciate and understand... This are a must read for all living humans, regardless of beliefs.

A gift for my grandnephew

Wanted something in Christian fiction that a young might enjoy.

One of my favorite books!

This is a fictional story about spiritual warfare in a small town. The author is able to bring into view the invisible spiritual battles that can be happening around us. A wonderful book!

Disappointed in copy I received

I was buying a replacement copy of this book for my church library and did not intend to buy a mass market copy as the print size and binding really are not suitable for the library. I was going to again try to buy another copy but then I noticed that the picture of the original copy of the paperback had a caption in the descripton which said you might receive a different version of this book and now I know that is what happened with my first purchase. Very disappointed and this copy will be going to the charity shop.

a classic on spiritual warfare

I think Peretti is the Stephen King of religious suspense fiction. This is one of his best, perhaps THE best. Very, very gripping and memorable. I would recommend it to adults but especially to teens as well. This story really shows the power of God. It's the most powerful and intriguing book about supernatural forces of good and evil battling it out that I've ever read.

A shot of reality through the heart!!!!

All i can say is WOW! There is nothing like a book about spiritual warfare to snap you to attention! When i read this book , it made me realize how real evil is. It's incredible to me how one man's perspective can change another. My soul stirred when i read this, it gave me a wake up call on whose side i was working for. The characters in these books have so much to lose and even more they've lost, and yet, by the strenght of God they keep pushing. It's not only a testament to the power or prayer, but to the strength of endurance. I will say though, when i went to bed after reading that, i slept with my light on.

A Real Page-Turner

With THIS PRESENT DARKNESS, Frank Peretti broke onto the scene by graphically tearing back the veil between our world and the spirit world. Descending upon the small town of Ashton, angels, demons, and strongmen engage in vivid spiritual battle and we, the reader, are able to see it all unfold. Ever wonder what exactly a guardian angel might do? Here's one possible scenario. While Peretti's theology on the subject may not be perfect (many of his ideas are pure speculation, but that's why it's "fiction"), he does most definitely give us a bold reason as to why prayer is so vital. Why prayer does, in fact, move mountains and can turn the tide in unseen spiritual battles that are taking place around us (as happens in the book of Daniel). For that reason alone, THIS PRESENT DARKNESS is worth reading.To be fair, this is not Peretti's best written book. THE OATH and THE VISITATION are both more sound, from a literary perspective (real character development, for example, isn't the best here). But before the LEFT BEHIND series, no other Christian novels were as widely read as this and its sequel. It is a true Christian fiction classic and a real page-turner that will have you burning the midnight oil. FOUR 1/2 STARS.

Frighteningly realistic!!

Have you ever known that you are supposed to do something, but you can't seem to motivate yourself? Have you felt like the whole world is against you? Have you ever felt like what you were doing just wasn't what you wanted? If you answered yes, then you should definitely give "This Present Darkness" a try. This book gives a possible reason as to why we have these feelings. Frank Peretti gives us a tale of a small college town that has a war going on in it. It's not a war with guns and bombs, but a spiritual war. There are demons all over the town, making people turn away from God. The demons plan to take the entire town and rid the town of the angels that have come to help. It is a wonderful tale of good versus evil. It is very gripping and as my title tells, "Frighteningly realistic". I'm sure everyone has felt like they should be doing something, but there is something that is holding you back. This book gives a very unique idea as to why that happens. Read it and you might look at things a little differently. I highly recommend this book.

Ashton, no sera el mismo pueblo...

Este es un libro muy bueno e intrigante, te lo recomiendo si vienes con intenciones de compra, Le abre uno los ojos acerca de la importancia de la guerra espiritual y el poder de la oración. Esto lo hace Peretti a través de una historia llena de suspenso y emociones, de verad es FULL !!!

This Present Darkness Mentions in Our Blog

This Present Darkness in The Great American Read on PBS
The Great American Read on PBS
Published by Beth Clark • August 24, 2018
The Great American Read is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading as the core of an ambitious digital, educational, and community outreach campaign designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. One hundred books, to be exact, so here are books 81–100 on the list!
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