The Oath

The Oath

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Overview

The Oath by Frank Peretti, Joseph Campanella

Mysterious murders terrorize a mining town up in the mountains. At first bears are blamed for the killings, but soon a century-old legend of a dragon doesn't seem so farfetched after all.

When the bear theory doesn't hold up in the gruesome murder of Cliff Benson, his brother, Steve, sets out to investigate. The corrupt mining town resents his intruding questions. It seems that in the late nineteenth century they hanged a preacher and have been playing with sin ever since. Steve is not exempt from flirting with sin and faces the wrath of the dragon in this thriller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849962141
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 08/18/1995
Edition description: Abridged, 4 Cassettes
Pages: 558
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.98(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author

Frank Peretti, whose books have sold more than 12 million copies, is the author of Monster as well as the international bestsellers The Oath and This Present Darkness. The Oath (1995) has sold more than a million copies and was awarded the 1996 ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best fiction. Peretti lives with his wife Barbara in the Pacific Northwest. Visit his website at www.frankperetti.com.

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Oath 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 148 reviews.
Acie More than 1 year ago
I was introduced to this book when I was 11, and it made a huge first impression on me. It was a book on tape (the one read by Joseph Campanella who's voice can be spooky sometimes.) My family and I were on vacation and the book scared me! Actually, it still scares me. Frank Peretti is very good at making your skin crawl, but he doesn't write just to make you scared. He has points that he wants to get across that are artfully done. And they're done in such a way that one of his mental pictures has stuck in my head for the past 12 years, since I first heard it. (This may be a spoiler if you haven't read it yet!!!) The whole deal with the black ooze has stuck with me, believe it or not. Over the years, I know I've felt like those people who had black slime oozing all over themselves, yet they didn't know or care. And whenever I feel like I "don't care" about anything, I always think of Steve Benson, slapping his chest to make that spot hurt so that he'll care. Because, really, we're ALL human (and if you're not, I'd like to meet you!) and we all mess up and make mistakes and do things we know we shouldn't. And God knows that too. God sees that. But what He cares about most is our hearts, and as long as we care about what we're doing, and we care about Him, well, I think that makes Him glad. I woke up today actually, and even though it's been a few years since I last read this book, I woke up today feeling like I just don't care about anything and with a "yes I know I haven't been acting very much like Jesus lately" sigh. And again, that image of Steve making himself care came to my head. Yes I have been acting very, well, not nice, lately. But the fact that I don't care is what concerns me. So I had/have to get my butt in gear every time I feel that way and work my way out of it. And, this may not be a book review in that I've talked about what's in the book, but the way it's impacted me should count for something. This is a book that does have all the elements (love, action, danger, suspense) mixed with a good plot and a skilled writer who really believes what he's writing. One of my all time favorites! But, you know, my mom read it and heard the book on tape too, and it didn't do anything for her, other than be entertaining. So this may just be me :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frank is an amazing writer, the Oath is one of his best works. He portrays how sin can emcompass ones life in an amazing way. I couldn't put the book down and since i read it for the first time, I keep rereading it hoping to get even more spiritual messages. Everyone NEEDS to read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To be honest, it was so hard for me not to give this book five stars. But, to avoid being biased, I felt that four stars would be appropriate. 'The Oath' was indeed a good novel but I didn't feel as inspired or captivated in the novel like I did in 'Piercing the Darkness' and 'This Present Darkness'. That was one of the reasons I felt it would have been biased giving this novel five stars. Now, to the more credentials of this book. 'The Oath' had wonderful, realistic characterization that a reader could almost feel that he was the character or could somehow relate to him. That is Perreti's strongpoint. The only problem was that in one point in the book, I felt that Steve Benson was a maniac to even think about going to Charlie's Tavern to talk with Harold Bly when he should have known that Harold's over-protective henchmen would be closeby. I wish that there could have been a way for me to mentally tell Steve to not do it (thus forcing the point that I could relate to him). Perreti also has an astounding way of descripting. One description I particularly liked was something like this, 'The sky rippled as if there was a rat moving underneath it.' Though that is not word-for-word, but you get the point. The book's summary and diction was convincing and Perreti had a very good way of almost parabolically setting the mood of sin as if it were a black ooze that streamed from the heart. He interviewed with someone saying, 'Sin is black and oozes from our hearts it smells, it hurts, and someday it will come to get it's pay,' at this he meant that the dragon was the reaper of sinners. A very strong point. That's what I love about Christian novels. Usually they have a message behind the book, and in this case, 'The Oath' had a wonderful message. It is a testimony that admonishes sin, patronizes the One True God and makes you feel that you're glad you're on the good side. I applaud Perreti for this outstanding novel and I hope that the message would be subtleless and easily percieved to other readers. Thank you and grow strong in your faiths. Follow Jesus. Trust God.
storyweaver22 More than 1 year ago
I read this several years ago and still think about it. The story was scary to me and I would not read it at night, but couldn't wait to pick it back up the next day! The story itself is great but the greater meaning behind it hits everybody where they are, right now. I have friends who swap books all the time, and who don't usually read Christian novels. They all Loved the book and were surprised that I read it since it was quite scary at times. This book changed forever my view of sin and the way it 'wiggles' into our lives only to invade it and destroy it. But it's not a 'preachy' book. The story is full of love and compassion in the midst of evil. Your heart will hurt for the ones who get caught up and lost in the deception. About to read Illusion. I am hoping it will become my second favorite book as First Place is already taken!!
READ_MORE_WATCH_LESS More than 1 year ago
The Oath has just enough suspence and mystery, plus leaves the reader with a good lesson on life. This one may have a small bit of gore, but not to the extent of other books I have read. I recommend this and other Peretti books to any reader ages teen and up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read this book since I read "The Darkness, Piercing Of the Darkness, The House" from Frank Peretti. These are books once you open the pages you can't put it down. Love the author great writer. Defently these books are more for adults then teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down! Keeps you reading because you wonder how some of the characters fit into the overall plot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
being a frank peretti fan, i found this book hard to follow. this is a very complex book and takes you from one situation to another without letting you get a grasp of what is really going to happen.
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Aleisha_Edenfield More than 1 year ago
To tell the truth, the first time I read this book, I had no idea that it was a Christian thriller. True, there were some messages in the book, but I thought it was normal. So, to find out now that what I read was actually a Christian novel... well, it would be an understatement to say it shocks me. I almost want to read it again to see if it is true. I loved the book overall, though, and I hope to get the chance to read it again. I don't enjoy many Christian novels, but this is definitely on the top of my list.
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