Friday, April 23, 2010

Review: This Present Darkness

This Present Darkness by Frank. E. Peretti is a thriller book about the spiritual realm. It is the story of a small town called Ashton that has a plot hanging over its head with an evil mastermind behind it. This book will open your eyes to the world that we do not see, the spiritual battles that are fought over our hearts and lives everyday, all around us. We know it's true, in Ephesians 6:12 we are told that, "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," (ESV).

It is a terrifying thought because it is true. This book has the ability to scare you because of its reality. Because in our human frailty, the spiritual realm is almost overwhelming to think about. One of the greatest gifts I received from this book, other than a good read, was not to underestimate the incredible power of prayer.

Nevertheless, this is a book that will open doors. I read this book in my early teens and went through years of spiritual battle. My imagination got the better of me and I could imagine the spiritual realm all around me, and the devil used that to his advantage. This is a book for adults only. And even then, it is a book to surround with prayer if one of your weaknesses is an overactive imagination.

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