This sequel to Peretti's This Present Darkness is built upon fundamentalist Christian ideas. As it tells the story of Sally Roe, who goes from spiritualism to conversion, it also traces a battle to save a Christian school from demon-inspired litigation. The human activities are again overshadowed by the battle between angels and demons, whom the author takes quite literally, giving them names, personalities, and dialogue. They influence all human activities, just as human prayer helps angels and hampers demons. Some readers may find this treatment religiously offensive or react negatively to the book's depiction of liberals. But this is a good story, and it offers insight into the kind of religion that sees demons behind every stump and angels in the hen house. Recommended for public libraries.
highly recommended| Posted July 21, 2010
If you think serving God is boring and a waste of time..this book will definitely make you think otherwise...a terrific read, and i highly recommend that you read if you haven't or reread it if you have.
piercing the darkness| Posted July 21, 2010
Lovely book...very insightful and gives a great picture about the happenings in the spiritual realm. It's a classic and I believe everyone should read it at least once. Once you pick it up..you can't put it down
another amazing read| Posted March 24, 2008
i love this book! the way it draws characters from "this present darkness" into an intirely new story is fascinating. this is a book full of twists and turns, and suspense. it's a thrilling read. i would reccommend it to anyone who is a fan of Peretti, or to anyone who likes suspenseful, thrilling reads, within a Christian story. 5 stars all the way.