This Present Darkness: A Novel

· Sold by Simon and Schuster
374 reviews

About this ebook

“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 heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12

After the film in her camera is mysteriously destroyed at a small-town festival, reporter Bernice Kreuger knows she’s found something worth covering up. She brings the investigation to her boss, Marshall Hogan. Along with the local pastor of a struggling church, Hank Busch, they find something much bigger than they expected—a demonic plot to enslave their town and, eventually, the world.

The tiny college town of Ashton becomes the unlikely battleground in a cosmic clash between good and evil. Unseen by the human protagonists, armies of angels and demons wage war against one another in the spiritual realm for the souls of the people of Ashton. Up against supernatural forces, the future of the town seems bleak – but the power of prayer might be able to influence the outcome of the fight.

This fast-paced thriller birthed an entirely new genre, setting the standard for spiritual suspense. It has since sold over 2 million copies worldwide, sparking a renewed interest in the concept of spiritual warfare.

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374 reviews
Angelo G.
January 4, 2015
Really surprised after reading all the great reviews how much I didn't like this book. It was cool though to find a book about spiritual warfare. Felt I could have written a better story myself to be honest. At times I wanted to quit reading but I hate quitting anything. For a horror/thriller book it didn't live up to the genre, at least not for a man like me. Don't think I would recommend it to anyone except teens. This might be a better movie than book. The story just wasnt worth the 500 plus pages IMO.
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Shaldon Brown
September 19, 2019
I cannot remember which year I read this book or at least twice. This Spiritual book has taught me a lot about is really happening around us. So true and so real. This is what I have learn over time that the book is just a book but it is quite and eye opener. The way it is laid out, wow, it is awesome. It makes you aware that who and what is watching you when you pray. Therefore our battles is not the people we are fighting but spirits from another world. Thanks Frank. May God bless you for helping us understand what is really happening.
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Sunny Beaches
June 29, 2016
This present Darkness is an Angelic filled Spiritually uplifting book with Jesus and God and a Heavenly Host of His Angels. Excellent and exciting... I sure liked it.
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About the author

With more than 14 million books in print, Frank E. Peretti is perhaps the most recognized name in Christian fiction. He lives in northern Idaho with his wife, Barbara.

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