The Picky Bookworm

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." –Stephen King

I started this theme as a way of looking back over my reading life and looking at books I have either forgotten about or have not read in several years. Maybe this will remind me of a favorite book I want to go back and read again. Maybe I’ll give you some inspiration on a back list book you would love to read! Let’s get started.

This week’s Flashback Friday is about This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. I’ve read this book so many times over the years, I could probably write the whole book out for you. Since that’s illegal, I’ll just give you the basics, and let you decide for yourself.

This book is a Christian book. If religious books offend you at all, you probably won’t enjoy this book. But if you love books about the eternal fight between good and evil, and don’t mind some religion or spirituality thrown in, you will love this book. It’s the first in a small series; the series only has 2 books, but I would love for both of them to be made into movies someday.

The book starts with two men walking down a road to a small town. They are described as tall, muscular and good looking. As the story progresses, we are told that these men are angels. Not the typical angels that we are used to hearing about in stories, but true warriors for God. This book tells the story of Angels fighting demons, who are also described in graphic detail, while people in the natural world are going through their own struggles. This is the ultimate story of good versus evil, and is one of the best books I’ve found that tell these stories.

This is a fiction book, but told in such a way that one could believe they are actually happening in our own world. Personally, I have noticed spiritual guidance in my own life, and I’m sure I’ve sent my own guardian angel running for the Jack Daniels on more than one occasion. This book gives credence, in some form or fashion, to my own life, and in its own way gives me guidance for future events.

I hope you read this book. I hope you enjoy it. But most of all, I hope you learn something from it. Until next time, bookworms!

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