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Frank E. Peretti is an American author that writes inspirational fiction. Born in 1951 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, the bestseller spent his childhood in Seattle, Washington. Peretti knew he was destined for a career in publishing because he had a reputation for gathering the children in his neighborhood and telling them stories.
Order of Cooper Kids Adventures Series
|1||The Door in the Dragon's Throat (Short Story)||1985||Description / Buy|
|2||Escape from the Island of Aquarius||1986||Description / Buy|
|3||The Tombs of Anak (Short Story)||1987||Description / Buy|
|4||Trapped at the Bottom of the Sea (Short Story)||1989||Description / Buy|
|5||The Secret of the Desert Stone||1996||Description / Buy|
|6||The Deadly Curse of Toco-Rey||1996||Description / Buy|
|7||The Legend of Annie Murphy||1997||Description / Buy|
|8||Mayday at Two Thousand Five Hundred / Flying Blind||1997||Description / Buy|
Order of Veritas Project Series
|1||Hangman's Curse||2001||Description / Buy|
|2||Nightmare Academy||2002||Description / Buy|
Order of Books Of History Chronicles Series
|1||House||2006||Description / Buy|
|2||Skin||2006||Description / Buy|
|3||Immanuel's Veins||2010||Description / Buy|
Order of Darkness Series
|1||This Present Darkness||1986||Description / Buy|
|2||Piercing the Darkness||1989||Description / Buy|
Order of Mr. Henry's Wild & Wacky World Series
|1||Wild & Wacky Bible Lessons On Obedience, Prayer, And Courage (Short Story)||2002||Description / Buy|
|2||Wild and Wacky Totally True Bible Stories||2002||Description / Buy|
|3||Wild & Wacky Bible Lessons on Fear, Respect and Helping Others (Short Story)||2002||Description / Buy|
Order of Frank E Peretti Standalone Novels
|1||Tilly (Short Story)||1988||Description / Buy|
|2||Prophet||1992||Description / Buy|
|3||The Oath||1995||Description / Buy|
|4||The Visitation||1999||Description / Buy|
|5||Monster||2005||Description / Buy|
|6||Illusion||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Frank E Peretti Picture Books
|1||All Is Well (Short Story)||1990||Description / Buy|
Order of Frank E Peretti Non-Fiction Books
|1||The Wounded Spirit (Short Story)||2000||Description / Buy|
|2||No More Victims (Short Story)||2001||Description / Buy|
|3||No More Bullies||2003||Description / Buy|
Order of Harbingers Series
|1||The Call (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||The Haunted (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||The Sentinels (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|4||The Girl (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|5||The Revealing||2015||Description / Buy|
|6||Infestation||2015||Description / Buy|
|7||Infiltration||2015||Description / Buy|
|8||The Fog||2015||Description / Buy|
|9||Leviathan (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|10||The Mind Pirates (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|11||The Village||2016||Description / Buy|
|12||Piercing the Veil (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|13||Home Base (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|14||Fairy (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|15||At Sea (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|16||Through a Glass Darkly (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|17||Interesting Times (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|18||Into the Blue (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|19||End Game (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|20||Probing||2018||Description / Buy|
The author experimented with music for a while, going so far as to join a bluegrass group after graduating high school. But the demands of adulthood pulled him away.
He got married and then joined UCLA (English, Screenwriting, Film). His father was a pastor at a church, and Peretti eventually came on board to assist the man. Although, he left his pastoring responsibilities in 1983 to do construction jobs because he needed the money.
The author’s first foray into publishing took the form of ‘The Door in the Dragon’s Throat,’ a children’s adventure story that came out in 1985. But it wasn’t until he wrote ‘This Present Darkness’ that people took note of his talents.
The book, which was published in 1986, had a slow start. But once Amy Grant (singer) promoted the novel, it exploded in popularity, selling millions of copies in local and international markets.
Peretti did not keep his newfound following of readers waiting. He released the sequel a few years later (Piercing the Darkness), and it found similar success, selling a whopping 3.5 million copies.
By the 1990s, the author was a full-time writer. He has spent the last few decades churning out bestsellers. Peretti surprised people in 2000 when he temporarily abandoned fiction to write and release ‘The Wounded Spirit,’ a memoir.
The book pushed all the right buttons because it explored the author’s childhood, specifically his battle with cystic hygroma. The face tumor was the bane of his existence. It made Peretti the target of many cruel jokes until a series of surgeries resolved the problem.
The author has used his experiences to write books that tackle bullying. His popularity has persisted because consumers appreciate the emphasis he places on spiritual warfare.
Critics have compared Peretti to the likes of John Milton and C.S. Lewis. The author wants to live a simple life, and he expects most Christians to follow suit. He thinks they should work with their hands and treat everyone they meet with kindness.
He also expects Christians to do a better job of minding their business than other people. These attitudes are prevalent in the characters Peretti creates. His protagonists live simple lives on quiet farms in rural settings.
Frank E. Peretti Awards
Peretti’s accolades include the Gold Medallion Award (1996).
Frank E. Peretti Books Into Movies
‘Hangman’s Curse,’ ‘Tilly,’ and ‘The Visitation’ received film adaptations.
Best Frank E. Peretti Awards
The New York Times called the author the father of the Christian thriller genre. Peretti’s best books include:
The Present Darkness: The people of Ashton were happy enough. On the surface, Ashton was no different from any other small town. But then, a reporter joined forces with a pastor, and their investigation revealed the truth.
There was a pattern to the mysterious events unfolding in Ashton. A New Age plot was afoot. Someone was determined to enslave Ashton’s population. If they succeeded, that plot would expand to encompass the human race.
Fortunately, Ashton had defenders, a duo that saw the battle for good and evil playing out in their town. They knew the spiritual realm had unleashed its servants upon the physical world.
‘The Present Darkness’ was Frank E. Peretti’s first significant hit. It went on to sell 2.7 million copies. ‘The Present Darkness’ tells the first part of a longer story.
Piercing the Darkness: Bacon’s Corner wasn’t just another small farming community. It was the spark that would ignite a raging fire. And unfortunately for Sally Beth Roe, she was trapped at the center of the conflagration.
Sally was tired. The young loner had a dark past. She was burnt out. But life had no intention of leaving her alone. A series of bizarre events had turned her life upside down, starting with an attempted murder and a lawsuit against a Christian school.
There was also the case of mistaken identity to consider. Now, Sally must undertake a journey to shine a light on the darkness choking the world today.
When Does The Next Frank E Peretti book come out?
Frank E Peretti doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Door in the Dragon's Throat and was released on January, 14th 2020. It is the newest book in the Cooper Kids Adventures Series.