National best-selling author Frank Peretti has been hailed as the undisputed master of supernatural thrillers. The New York Times calls him "the dean of the genre." His books have sold more than nine million copies and The Visitation alone has sold more than half a million.
The small town of Antioch, Washington, is a hotbed for spiritual activity. Burned-out minister Travis Jordan has been replaced by a charismatic man who looks and behaves like Christ. Suddenly, the town is abuzz with reports of miracles and religious sightings. But Travis believes the new minister is a false messiah and senses the ominous presence of pure evil.
Filled with thrilling action, The Visitation is also the author’s most personal work. Says Peretti, "It is a searching of my own heart…." Narrator Richard Ferrone delivers a rich, animated performance.
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"Fans will be relieved to know that Peretti is still dedicated to suspenseful drama, and there's still plenty of spine-chilling mayhem when all hell literally breaks loose on this small-town cast of characters." (Amazon.com)
I am not a Christian and avoid anything labeled as a Christian novel. However, I purchased Frank Peretti's "The Visitation" and downloaded it before discovering that it was of that genre. Having already bought it, I figured I'd give it a try fully expecting to be disappointed and quitting it early on.
I was wrong! This is a well-written and excellently read suspense novel. Not the edge-of-your-seat variety but nonetheless a truly interesting story. You don't need to believe in God and Satan to appreciate the mystery of "The Visitation". After all, I certainly don't believe in vampires, but I enjoyed "Dracula". And Peretti is not the least bit preachy. This is a good listen and I unreservedly recommend it.
I love books with significance
This story really makes you examine yourself and what you believe. It was so real.
When all hell started to break loose, waiting to see who survived.
His voice added excitement and tension. It was hard to quit listening and could hardly wait till next trip where I could here more. Only disappointing part was when it was over. Great story well told and read.
It may be an old book but every Christian should read it.
I love to read. So, Audible has given me a chance to "read" when I normally couldn't. I really enjoy it.
Would definately recommend
Yes plot was exciting. Kind of confusing at times, but pulled together in the end.
His reading made the book what it was
Yes, although impossible
A tragedy, one we each hope to avoid, no...one we each PRAY never happens to ANY of our children. Speak hope, blessings, compassion into your children's lives, not cursings, failure, or disappointment. It matters, it really DOES.
Overall great story but a little anticlimactic at the end. Also a little more thorough discussion of the precise nature and how the false messiah got his powers would have been interesting.
As a Christian, I believe the book represented the Word of God well without getting preachy or boring. I also grew up Penticostal and felt the story represented the denomination well.
The main character because he wan't perfect but remained faithful to his Faith.
I have to say this is one of 2 books in my life that I just couldn't finish. I wasn't interested in the characters or what was going on at all. I made it at least halfway through the first part. This is very different from Peretti's other fast faced novels. I thought I might like different, but I don't like this.
"Is he or isn't he?"
Various strangers appear to inhabitants of a small town, telling them He is coming. A disillusioned pastor reluctantly finds himself drawn into the expanding sideshow when 'He' arrives, brainwashing the town.
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