Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Visitation

by: Frank Peretti

I read this book over 10 years ago, while I was in high school. As I said in my last post, Frank Peretti is one of my favorite authors. I had finished my last book, House, from the library and my new books had not come in so I thought I would re-read The Visitation, from my home collection, while I waited. I honestly did not remember anything about the book, so I went in as if it was the first time.

The book is about a town, Antioch, that has "a visitor". As you read you see the story from different perspectives but one main view point is of an ex-pastor from that town. It takes you through his past hurts from churches and "religion" while growing up. You see how people struggle in their walk with God and how some never truly discover a relationship with God. You also see how people can distort the word of God.

The story line is great. Being that the book 519 pages (at least my copy is) it's a huge undertaking to read. But the story keeps you interested and wanting to find out what happens. In the end you find out how this ex-pastor deals with his past hurts and you really see how important it is to really know the one and only true God. Man will fail, man is not who we follow but God is and He will guide us in our lives.

I also liked how the writing was. I am actually writing a book myself and I liked how he went from present to past in the storyline. Helped me with my story which does the same.

I am glad that decided to read the book again. It re-affirmed why I love Frank Peretti's books. I may try and re-read more of his that I own, it's been so long and they are so good. I would definitely recommend this book.

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