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New Frank Peretti Book [message #9210] Tue, 25 December 2012 11:30 Go to next message
Gary  is currently offline Gary
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If anyone ever enjoyed Frank Perretis books they may be surprised by the latest book which is full of the occult. The book is called "The Illusion". Sad it came to this, but here is a review given by an individual:

When I was asked to review a PDF copy of Frank Perretti’s latest release, Illusion, how could I say no? It was Perretti after all. It was essentially accepted sight (and plot) unseen and unknown. In all honesty, I was a bit surprised.

When stage magician Dane loses his wife Mandy and magic partner of forty years, he is understandably devastated. What is less understandable however, is when he meets a young woman who so deeply resembles his wife when he first met her that its frightening.

Dane soon finds himself plunged into a mystifying world of cutting-edge, secretive science research (read: science fiction) as he tries to unweave the tangles surrounding the arrival of this young woman in his life. I can’t really say more than that without doing some major plot reveals, but let’s just say it’s pretty out there.

Long-time readers of Perretti might be surprised by the main-stream writing style that is present throughout the book – there isn’t a lot of faith thrown into the mix, as with his previous works.

In all honesty, I’m not sure I would have accepted a review copy if I’d known so much of the book would revolve around stage magic, tricks, theatrics, and the like. At times it even seemed a bit occultish (but don’t worry, there is a sci-fi explanation for the events, even if it is complicated and hard to follow even for an experienced sci-fi reader).

The writing is still engaging, mysterious, with a good dose of, “What’s going on here?” It’s a clean read, but not one with a significant spiritual message. End of quote.

Come to think of it there has been a slow progression into this type of writing.



Re: New Frank Peretti Book [message #9211 is a reply to message #9210 ] Tue, 25 December 2012 15:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mark L  is currently offline Mark L
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Thanks for posting that. I wasn't aware he wrote a new book. The last book he wrote that I read didn't have much christian in it either. A reasonably good book but nothing overtly xian about it.

The first books he wrote in spite of the "faulty theology" were quite good. They really made the spiritual world come alive.

Its a shame its full of magic as I wouldn't mind reading it.
Re: New Frank Peretti Book [message #9212 is a reply to message #9211 ] Wed, 26 December 2012 17:49 Go to previous message
Gary  is currently offline Gary
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I wanted to read it myself and could not find it in the book stores. I was glad now after reading this review as I would of had to throw it away after purchasing it.
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