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The Visitation by Frank E. Peretti
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Jan 10, 13

bookshelves: mystery-thriller
Read from April 12 to 13, 2009, read count: 1

Despite its slow start, this book really turned out to be quite exciting by the end! Probably the last book that I read of Peretti’s was The Oath - and that was probably ten years ago, at least. But when I saw this title, and read the description, I thought it sounded worth reading. This one had a decidedly more “preachy” tone than The Oath. And Peretii included some rather random tangents, off-shoots and rants that gave much of the book a surprisingly negative air (and not in a dramatic tension way or anything like that). And to be perfectly honest, I just didn’t have enough religious knowledge to keep up with all of the church politics in the beginning (which led to it feeling so slow). Not to mention the fact that I had thought that the Pentecostals were not only the Christian sect that spoke in tongues, but that handled snakes as well... I don't know, the rather heavy-handed preaching sections weighed the book down - like the constant repetition of what a sin it is to smoke cigarettes, for example - that just started to become offensive. Not to mention the comments and the implied position on some of the other religious groups... There just wasn’t much of an accepting tone of differences within the Christian faith, let alone other religions... Still, the plot was pretty exciting and the twist was interesting, although the romance fell completely flat. It disappointed me overall, because I wasn’t expecting so much negativity that had nothing to do with the actual plot...
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