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 Burned-out minister Travis Jordan has been replaced by a charismatic man who looks and behaves like Christ.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)
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.
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.
"A Christian Novel... but still a good one!"
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.
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
"intriguing look at the spirit world"
excellent story marvelous performance by the reader I thought the book went a little long
"My favorite book, a must read for Christians."
Such a great message, with an incredibly gripping story. It feels like Peretti poured his soul into this book. I think Peretti wrote himself into this book more than any other. His explanations of personal experiences sound so real and relatable.
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.
I have found this book to be enjoyable and holding my full attention.
I am rating this episode at four stars.
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.
"Some gaps in plot"
Kept expecting more on Travis and his issues with the church. Was a good book but not the author's best.
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