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The Visitation by Frank Peretti
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The Visitation (edition 2006)

by Frank Peretti

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The sleepy, eastern Washington wheat town of Antioch has become a gateway for the supernatural--from sightings of angels and a weeping crucifix to a self-proclaimed prophet with an astounding message. The national media and the curious all flock to the little town--a great boon for local business but not for Travis Jordan. The burned-out former pastor has been trying to hide his past in Antioch. Now the whole world is headed to his backyard to find the Messiah, and in the process, every spiritual assumption he has ever held will be challenged. The startling secret behind this visitation ultimately pushes one man into a supernatural confrontation that has eternal consequences.… (more)
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Title:The Visitation
Authors:Frank Peretti
Info:Thomas Nelson (2006), Mass Market Paperback, 560 pages
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really liked it and was a quick read ( )
  longhorndaniel | Jul 19, 2017 |
Christian fiction
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
I hadn't read any of Frank Peretti's books since "This Present Darkness" and "Piercing the Darkness" when they first came out. I really enjoyed this one and although it was a big book, I didn't want it to end, although I wondered how it would end. It was interesting that it had third person narration for scenes without Travis, but was in first person with him. I liked the parts where he went back in the past, especially his wooing of Marian. ( )
  eliorajoy | Feb 1, 2016 |
A young man arrives in a small American town and starts doing miracles... the churches are divided in how they view him. Cleverly written with several subplots unrolling, mild humour in places, and a somewhat ironical look at some of the extreme types of church.

However, although I rated this five stars after the first time I read it in 2001, I find myself recoiling somewhat after re-reading 16 years later. The writing is good (although the viewpoint switches and the sheer number of characters left me a little confused at times) but the final revelations and some of the climactic events towards the end were sordid and did not make pleasant reading at all.

I had completely forgotten the storyline and the outcome, and the mild suspense in the earlier part of the book works well, but I didn't enjoy the last few chapters at all. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Interesting and unusual Christian fiction exploring the rise and fall of a cult.

Bookcrossing: http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/8350208/ ( )
  wareagle78 | Jan 22, 2014 |
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In loving memory of Kip Jordan
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The hammer rang against the nail, piercing skin, cutting blood vessels. It rang against the nail, piercing muscle, chipping bone. It rang against the nail, anchoring arm to rough-hewn wood. It rang. It rang. It rang.
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The sleepy, eastern Washington wheat town of Antioch has become a gateway for the supernatural--from sightings of angels and a weeping crucifix to a self-proclaimed prophet with an astounding message. The national media and the curious all flock to the little town--a great boon for local business but not for Travis Jordan. The burned-out former pastor has been trying to hide his past in Antioch. Now the whole world is headed to his backyard to find the Messiah, and in the process, every spiritual assumption he has ever held will be challenged. The startling secret behind this visitation ultimately pushes one man into a supernatural confrontation that has eternal consequences.

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