John Barrett, anchorman for the city’s most-watched newscast, is a man suddenly lost in a town he thought he owned. His comfortable world is being jarred to the breaking point.
He’s caught his producer fabricating a story and lying to cover her tracks—and she seems to be hiding something much bigger. His supposedly professional and objective colleagues have descended into...more
In Prophet, Peretti hits the mark with his development of relationships. The characters are real and you can feel their hurt and their hopes. Peretti does a good job of making you want them to win and to heal; this book seems more personal than his others. If y...more
Immeasurably, John finally asks himself "Who am I?" and God hears his cry. He runs from the truth and doesn't want to hear God's response but eventually John has to revisit this same question he asked in his youth (also saying, God use me). We run from God, and want to live...more
I've read a lot of Christian Literature, growing up PK as I did, and I'll be the first to say that Frank Peretti is one of the best, maybe the only decent author, as far as the genre goes. He can build a story and hold the reader, and that's definitely the exception, rather...more
It's the reason I don't watch the news on TV, ever. It's the reason I question any kind of 'fact' that comes from television. It's the reason that I still feel like news television is just a really great soap opera.
Granted, being 15/16 years old and reading this book is going to make an incredible impression on you, but this is one of those books that stuck with me through the years and changed...more
Prophet was an interesting read. Very theological. Throughout the entire book you follow the story of a TV anchorman, a reporter, a rebel son, and families and friends dealing with death(s). All the time you are asked the question: "What is Truth?" and if a person finds Truth, do they tell the world and not care what people think...or bury it? Deal...more
As I recall, this is one of Peretti's "quiet" novels, the ones that don't involve massive supernatural armies or excessive violence. I prefer this side of his work, yet I can't deny that this one in particular made little impression on me. Must have bee...more
I am still reading it.
Folks, I posted this joint on July 5th. Everyone who knows me knows that I read a novel in 24 hours or less if time permits. I have no life. So why am I still reading this novel?
I love Mr. Peretti's body of work, but this one...this one is as dry as stale crackers. The topic of abortion is timely, and may save many women's lives. But you have to get through the novel to get...more
Why wasn't it? Because it was different. It was politics, scandal, abortion, and mystery as well as suspense. There were very little "supernatural" elements in the story, which is really what surprised me. I kept waiting for something really unusual to happen, (not that things didn't), but this was different th...more
I love this novel, but of course I love all of his novels thus far. I really enjoyed the story. He was looking at a very different and complicated aspect of our society, and I was not expecting it to be such a deep read. I basically had to power my way through it because of the emotio...more
The premise of the story was great and one I completely agree with. Today's "news" is an abomination of the word. I just felt a disconnect with the characters...I can't explain it. It was a n...more
With more than 12 million novels in print, Frank Peretti is nothing short of a publishing phenomenon and has been called “America’s hottest Christian novelist.”
Peretti is a natural storyteller who, as a youngster in Seattle, regularly gathered the neighborhood children for animated storytelling sessions. After graduating from high school, he began playing banjo with a local blueg...more