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Publisher's Summary

A small town newspaper editor and a local minister uncover a web of conspiracy while an unseen battle between the angels of good and evil takes place in the town of Ashton.

©1986 Frank Peretti; (P)2005 Books in Motion

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Might get you thinking about spiritual warfare

If you could sum up This Present Darkness in three words, what would they be?

I'm a new believer and up until this past year (I'm in my 60s) I didn't believe in Satan. I thought people who talked about spiritual warfare would kind of being over dramatic. Then I read the Bible and started studying and realize Satan is real and there is a battle going on around us (and within us).

I recently purchased the book "100 Christian books that changed the century" and this book was mentioned. Turns out several people I know read it. It was written back in the 90s I think. What it did for me was to make me think about Satan and spiritual warfare differently. It's not all huge battles, but that little voice that makes you want to spread gossip while another part of you is saying that's not the right thing to do...or getting angry with someone and wanting to pop off with a comment...all these little things can be an evil presence sitting on your shoulder whispering in your ear. So I gave it a 5 star for getting me to think out of my little safe box. A non fiction idea wrapped in a fiction book.

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Narration is difficult to enjoy, story is solid.

Narration has a tin can sound that is annoying at times. Old recording i assume. The story is enlightening as to the unseen battle we deal with as Christians.

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My 1st Read-Along, Excellent!

This was the first book I read and listened to when I could not read.

My first ever digital book read bookend to bookend.

It was a good first for sure, because it’s hard to dive into and hold your attention. After the first 7 chapters you’ll be captivated. For non-believers and believers alike, this is a very sobering read, careful to not allow the enemy to arouse or peak your interest as you are captivated by Peretti’s ability to draw and Sondrickers ability to characterize each personality.

This is fiction in the right direction, spiritual warfare in action. Love this book and advise those called to deliverance ministry to read and share. Ready or not your in the battle!

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This book has changed me...

I'm sitting here overwhelmed with emotion after listening to the conclusion of this book. I don't think I'll ever be the same after this. This gripping narrative has awakened something I'm me that's driving me to be more vigilant in my prayer life, not only for me, but for my family, my church, my neighborhood and our society. There is a tremendous responsibility on the people of God to pray. Only then will the evil forces that plague our world beat defeated. This is a must read/hear for spirit filled believers. It's time for us to wake up and beat armed battle!

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One of my favorite books ever!

Inspires me to pray, has a wonderful reader, fast moving plot. You won't regret reading this one!

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Great book. Couldn't stop listening.

This book really helped me understand spiritual warfare. I knew prayer was an important part of my life but this book presents things in a way that I can better understand. I think every Christian should read this boook

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Even better the second time around !

I read this book back in the 90's and the message stayed with me. I decided to re-read it and the message was even better.

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Good story line ...

Good audio ...
good story ...
For religious or not
About the right length
Going on to the next one in the series

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This is an awesome book.

This is an awesome book, that should be interesting to almost anyone
I highly recommend it!

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This book is one my favorite books of all time.

I have listened to this book 5 times now. I cry, laugh, get upset, and have other emotions every time. I just wish he wrote more than 2 books for this series.