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This Present Darkness by Frank E. Peretti
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Mar 29, 12

bookshelves: fantasy, christian-fiction
Read from March 15 to 29, 2012, read count: 4 or 5

Well, this is the fourth or fifth time that I've read This Present Darkness, though it has been *many* years since my last perusal.

It is *obvious* that this book was written in the '80s. That aside, it is still an enjoyable read. That said, reading it as a more well-rounded adult, outside the conservative Christian circles I was nutured in, the simplistic antagonism against "liberal" churches, yoga and other religious views is occasionally annoying.

Even with these limitations, I still find myself spell-bound with the vivid word pictures that Peretti draws of the battle between angels and demons. From the first reading until now, I love the way that he has captured the simple, ethereal beauty of angels hidden, celebrating and at war. While we never know how the prayers of the saints actually impact the spiritual battles, I like to think that Peretti has given us a glimpse.

"For the saints of God and for the Lamb!"
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