National best-selling author Frank Peretti is an undisputed master of supernatural thrillers. The Oath has sold nearly a million copies and won the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best fiction. When a nature photographer is killed and mutilated while camping, common sense points to a rogue bear on the prowl. But the search for answers uncovers a century of sin-and a beast of ghastly power. Filled with chilling suspense and unforgettable imagery, The Oath is an epic tale of good versus evil.
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I am a senior citizen who loves a good mystery, but I object to books with profanity and explicit sexual situations.
I've enjoyed ALL of Peretti's books, and this is one of his best yet! One of those stories that keep you enthralled and excited to come back to in order to "find out what happened". More, Frank! Narration was great, too!
Very good book! I can't say enough about it, I just finished it and am ready to listen to it again! Suspenseful to the last word, a great way to get the point across!
I love a good murder mystery or any novel where good overcomes evil. Two of my favorite authors are Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker.
This is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. It's an exciting thriller about sin and redemption unlike any other I've read. It's not preachy but the message is clear: We are slaves to sin and Satan, but the good news is that God forgives when we repent. Even though I've read it twice and listened twice, I never get bored with it. Tom Stechschulte does a terrific job with the narration.
Two big issues with this book, the first lies in the very preachy, over simplified, endlessly repeated Christian message. The second is that it's not very well written, the story begins well enough but then meanders and repeats for hours. I was very disappointed with this book.
I had no complaints about Toms Stechschulte's narration. Seemed fitting for a mystery/crime solving type of story.
Well... I liked the book, and it was okay... I guess my crutch on this read, is that I've already read "This Present Darkness" and "Piercing the Darkness" by Frank Peretti (amazing books!). Those two books put together amazing stories that balance the dark side AND the light side of Christianity (or lack of). I should add, I really like to read Christian fiction stories that encourage growth as a child of God - with the two prior Peretti books I felt warned and encouraged while reading. I walked away feeling better. Those two books I have recommended over and over again, every time I loan my copies out to friends, they come back raving just as much as I did.
On the other hand, "The Oath" is a mystery/crime story that really seemed to focus heavily on sin alone and paralleled a story of what happens to a community overtaken by sin. This isn't a book that left me wanting to tell my friends about. This books story-line although not terrible didn't seem as well written, and I missed the balance of encouragement of prayer that he included in the books I mentioned before. Although the story was okay, it left more of a feeling of doom and gloom through out the read.
I am a technology / computer geek and have been since I was 14 years old. Now 33 years old at the time of this description. I enjoy listening to books just before I fall asleep.
As good of a book this was I doubt I would read it again. I am the type of person who RARELY ever reads a book more than once, watches a movie more than once, or listen to a book more than once.
How the story portrayed sin and how to defeat it.
I wanted to, yet life seems to get in the way :)
If you like fictional christian based books than this is a must read.
I loved the story and the way Frank Peretti always draws me into retrospection along with the characters. Characters are well defined and by the end of the book you feel like you are right there with them.
It was like an outbreak of sickness was taking people over and killing them. Somehow, by your actions, you pick the long stick and became 'the one'. There seemed to be no one who could help these people. The whole town was doomed. I LOVED IT :)
Being up front about the fact that it was Sneaky Christian Fundamentalist Propaganda.
Write a book that is not Sneaky Christian Fundamentalist Propaganda.
Christian Fundamentalist Propaganda.
The Christian Fundamentalist god.
It is completely disheartening when you begin reading a book that suggests the beginnings of an interesting story just to find at the ending that the book is just Christian Fundamentalist Propaganda.
"Small towns, big secrets"
Similar to the action in "Monster" where you know there is something in the woods, but not quite what or indeed, how badly things will go if you meet it!
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