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Piercing the Darkness

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Disturbingly Great. Here's How...

I read this book after reading the prequel, This Present Darkness, I thought that I was just-as-more nabbed by the amazing literature from this novel than the other. This Present Darkness left me utterly speechless (something that I had not expected of a Christian novel...
I read this book after reading the prequel, This Present Darkness, I thought that I was just-as-more nabbed by the amazing literature from this novel than the other. This Present Darkness left me utterly speechless (something that I had not expected of a Christian novel [to rephrase: I hadn't thought that much good Christian books besides Chronicles of Narnia were ever good. Boy was I wrong!]). This book and This Present Darkness not only caught my full admiration and fanhood but also won my praise for Mr. Perreti's astonishing, subtle [the good subtle] way of luring readers, like me, to such a convicting, disturbing and supreme story of spiritual warfare. It not only supports Christian fundamentalists but it also puts a fictitious approach that is convincing and necessary. Fiction? Christian-novel? Yet still powerful and an endorsement of our Lord Jesus and our Unfathomable God? And some how Perreti pulled it off! I cannot express my awe of this novel and the elaboration it draws upon the reader. Several times I found myself guessing of what will happen next, crying [not literally] when a demon plotted with others of what hideous deeds they would do to our poor, willed-beaten Christian brethren and I even gasped, literally gasped at the lattice of convincing and strong characterization and the amazing structions and substratums of the plot of this tale. I was simply breathless. Still not convinced this book is worthwhile? Well, though I try to be a servant of God, I find myself reading secular fantasies alot, especially Raymond E. Fiests books, I haven't thought a good, edible Christian book could exist to give the spice it needs to satisfy my picky-taste {e.g. I do not easily call a novel 'good' without indebt scrutiny). BUT! This book, however, was more than satisfying that I was dieing for more. In Piercing the Darkness, I found myself experiencing the trials of the Christian characters as a Satanic organization pinned them to an impossible child abuse lawsuit on a Christian man in a Christian school, or a foreplanned murder, etc.. My head swam from the invigorating sequences of scenes that literally sucked you into the emotions, the trials, the battles, and the victories the fictitious characters etched on page experienced. This book is no other. It is worth the money, it is worth your time, and it is worth the pains and pleasures of possibilities CLEARLY portrayed through this novel. You will be pleased.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2006

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Adds perspective to the September 11th tragedy

I read this book before the events of September 11th. Although there were a few things in the book that I did not agree with, I carried many profound lessons forward from the book. When I first saw the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, and the air thick with ...
I read this book before the events of September 11th. Although there were a few things in the book that I did not agree with, I carried many profound lessons forward from the book. When I first saw the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, and the air thick with dust, I was also filled with the certainty that we were also viewing the presence of multitudes of angels, there to help the unfortunate victims. This book is about the battles of good vs. evil, and the difference we can make through our thoughts and prayers. In one memorable scene, an angel was asked why a demon was not routed out of a woman's life. His reply: 'He has a right to be there; he was invited in'. How often do we, in essence, invite demons into our lives, rather than forbidding their presence? And, how often do we remember to praise and give thanks for the blessings given to us?

posted by Anonymous on November 24, 2001

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