20/06/2000

This Present Darkness (by Frank Peretti)

This book is a Christian thriller by Frank Peretti.

I thought it a brilliant story. It revolves around the small American town of Ashton. Hank, a pastor, wrestles in prayer against the forces of darkness, as a New Age conspiracy tries to take over.

Angels and demons are involved in the cast of this book, showing the spiritual battle alongside the earthly one. Convincingly realistic, with a satisfactory conclusion. The writing style is a bit basic and the characters not all that well-developed, but the plot is very clever.

I read this before, about eight years previously, but still found it surprisingly gripping and hard to put down.

(If you'd like to read a longer review of This Present Darkness, I wrote this one five years later, after another re-read).

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