Paperback è Prophet PDF Þ

Paperback è Prophet PDF Þ


Prophet ➸ [Read] ➳ Prophet By Frank E. Peretti ➽ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A thriller that penetrates to the very heart of a vast struggle that threatens to tear our society apart Successful news anchorman John Barrett is caught in a suspenseful moral and spiritual battle ov A thriller that penetrates to the very heart of a vast struggle that threatens to tear our society apart Successful news anchorman John Barrett is caught in a suspenseful moral and spiritual battle over the importance of Truth Using all the elements of edge of your seat fiction master storyteller Frank Peretti weaves a Prophetic tale of our times.

  • Paperback
  • 575 pages
  • Prophet
  • Frank E. Peretti
  • English
  • 12 December 2014
  • 9780842371117

About the Author: Frank E. Peretti

FROM HIS WEBSITEWith than million novels in print Frank Peretti is nothing short of a publishing phenomenon and has been called “America’s hottest Christian novelist” Peretti is a natural storyteller who as a youngster in Seattle regularly gathered the neighborhood children for animated storytelling sessions After graduating from high school he began playing banjo with a local blueg.



10 thoughts on “Prophet

  1. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    My Mom had me read this book when I was in High School I'm so glad she did it really changed my lifeIt's the reason I don't watch the news on TV ever It's the reason I uestion any kind of 'fact' that comes from television It's the reason that I still feel like news television is just a really great soap operaGranted being 1516 years old and reading this book is going to make an incredible impression on you but this is one of those books that stuck with me through the years and changed my entire way of thinking You can't say that often about fiction This book will enrage you but it is still worth every dime

  2. Dustin Dustin says:

    Frank Peretti affectionately known as The Father of Christian Fiction became known to me at a very early age I was likely in sixth or seventh grade I remember because in the fourth I started attending Sunday School regularly during which time my dad and stepmother gave my sister and I Bibles for Christmas A couple years later my grandparents gave me Peretti's The Cooper Kids It was a nice box set and though I tried getting into a couple of them maybe all four I just couldn't do it Specifically I couldn't get into reading The reading bug wouldn't infect me for another couple years Fast forward to spring 2012 The premise of Illusion astounded me and I knew I had to read it soon Then in December of 2013 I read his debut This Present Darkness I gave both two stars I never thought I'd read another with the possible exception of House and only because he co wrote it withTed Dekker an author I very much admire I'm awfully glad that I took a chance with this one because Prophet was impressive and very entertaining Crash We're inside the building sailing past rafters cables floodlights and then like a roller coaster going over the top we nose over dropping down past rigging wires lights monitors into the open expanse of the NewsSix set heading for the news desk where John Barrett and Ali Downs are ready and waiting to inform us accepting with ease that we have fallen from the sky and through their ceiling to get there One of its easily discernible facets was the prose itself as the passage above makes clear Not that the entire novel was written as such but a lot of it approximately fifty percent benefited from that distinctive style It was almost immediate thus pulling me in further and was reminiscent of bird's eye POV Given that the protagonist John Barrett was a news anchorman this creative choice was a smart move that Peretti pulled off with pizazz Prophet was less concerned with plot though the whole was very engaging and much concerned with theme and character development In fact the themes were as developed as I could imagine Specifically the pacific northwestern author originally from Lethbrige Canada exposed the sad realities of the media's influences weaving his fiction together seamlessly almost effortlessly With it he posed very apposite uestions what exactly is news? What makes those stories newsworthy? How much is profit and how much benefits society? How does sensationalism come into play when they decide which stories to cover and which to discard? At the heart of the novel though was the story of our likeable protagonist and his artistic son Carl as they battle spiritual forces At times they fought each other as the past made itself known in irreparable ways You can't alter or unsee it All you could do is go forward in the hopes that you learned something; that those mistakes ignorance and neglect might stay there where they belongedin the past Paint was everywhere The canvas was all but invisible under splatterings smears globs and dashes of paint of all colors The walls were speckled and splattered too as were the floor the windows and several of Carl's other worksAnd he was still digging it out of jar after jarthrowing the stuff blindly crazily his vision blurred with tears Together John and Carl Barrett alongside a ragtag group were tasked to crack a sprawling mystery fraught with peril moral implications the government and an issue that's relevant today than it was thirty years ago pro life vs choice And of course coming from Peretti the Father of Christian Fiction there was plenty to be said about faith as his characters grappled with the world each other and their individual religious dispositions That was a little much at times I get why some readers criticized it for being didactic About halfway through certain details pertaining to the investigative mysteries inevitably coupled with the spiritual realm began coming to light and the whole soon escalated losing control The stakes couldn't have been higher With it the characters and political motivations grew increasingly fascinating and I couldn't put it down Actually from the get go Prophet was one book that had my enthusiastic attention I thought about the characters and situations often which is what a good book should do Part of why it resonated was the ease of prose which I came to reconcile not as overly simplistic or unrefined although those adjectives wouldn't be incorrect but naturally the way he talks Surely there's nothing wrong with refraining from grandiose syntax I prefer the natural form Could I have done without some of the cliche terms or unnecessary exclamation points? Sure But I can't fault it too much And again the consistent bird's eye view really worked Seeing everything unravel and develop the way they did helped put me in the protagonist's mindset His worldview you know? Not only that but the supporting characters kind of flit in out and around John Barrett NewsSix at six making the reader privy to some of their backstories and thought processes even when John wasn't around In other words third person omniscient and in this instance it was extremely effective Another reason why it flowed so freely stemmed from the explored issues and the deadly conseuences of those choices It all felt very believable rarely contrived Clearly Peretti did his research The end thoughwowed me on multiple levels Everything came full circle in an incredibly profound awesome and personal way To say would spoil its inherent beauty

  3. J.Aleksandr Wootton J.Aleksandr Wootton says:

    I'm not certain this story would stand up to rereading but it did me incalculable good service as an early teen in parallel with its plot it cogently argued that the combined structure of market forces and federal regulations in the US makes television the weakest of journalistic mediums The triple threat of politicized oversight competitive ratings and investment from advertisers and shareholders alike makes it simply impossible for broadcast television to get any closer than news based entertainment to the ideals of journalism At best TV offers news adjacent media that's allPeretti wasn't first to point this out; that honor belongs most famously to Edward Murrow of Good Night and Good Luck fame one of the twentieth century's most respected journalists and a pioneer in the field of TV news Peretti's was simply the first book which repeated the warning to me and for that I shall remain grateful

  4. Kasey Kasey says:

    Peretti's books are hard to get intoreally slow in the beginning Although his books always finish with an amazing ending Same goes for Prophet Prophet was an interesting read Very theological Throughout the entire book you follow the story of a TV anchorman a reporter a rebel son and families and friends dealing with deaths All the time you are asked the uestion What is Truth? and if a person finds Truth do they tell the world and not care what people thinkor bury it? Deals with some other interesting issues abortion and consumerism just to name two Probably best for grades 11

  5. Becca Becca says:

    This was a struggle that I'll admit I could not finish Poor plot and suspense writing that traded off with evangelical preaching I'm not against Christian or other religious novels but this one did not master the techniue of religious writing for entertainment value and the general population

  6. R.J. Gilbert R.J. Gilbert says:

    IF you liked this book you are going to like Peretti's newest book Illusion If you liked Peretti's other works such as The Oath or the Present Darkness series the trend in reviews seems to indicate that you won't enjoy this as much In Prophet Peretti hits the mark with his development of relationships The characters are real and you can feel their hurt and their hopes Peretti does a good job of making you want them to win and to heal; this book seems personal than his others If you like reading about grand melodramatic battles between good and evil this story isn't going to sate you view spoiler The ending was also depressing mainly because it featured the typical fate of most prophets I'm wondering if Peretti interviewed at least one real prophet because he hits some aspects of that curse right on the nose However for those who do suffer from such a curse it would have been nice to read about a prophet with a happy ending I guess that's not the Biblical Truth though is it? hide spoiler

  7. Becky Becky says:

    First sentence John Barrett heard God speak when he was ten years old Premiseplot Prophet is a novel about the media about reporting news about politics about biases about balancing what do people NEED to know what do we want people to know and what do people think they need to know All three are important of course Sometimes people NEED to hear the truth need to know the facts even if it isn't something they want to hear The hero of The Prophet is a anchor man on the news Through him readers get a behind the scenes look though it is an extremely outdated behind the scenes look at a newsroom in action Readers get to learn about what stories make it on the air and which stories get dropped at the last minute They get to hear WHY stories are chosen over others They get to see how news is framed It is also a novel about abortion When I first reread it in 2013 I thought the bias was over the top extreme That it was presenting the opposing viewpoint in such exaggerated extremes that it was losing touch with reality Then I read Gosnell in 2017 I no longer think Prophet was exaggerating Gosnell was a SHOCKING true crime nonfiction read It was not a Christian book pushing a Christian agenda It was nonfiction aimed at a general audience So was Peretti being prophetic writing about dangerous abortion clinics killing women and getting away with it? I'm not sure I'd go that farI would recommend pairing Gosnell and Prophet for adult book clubs Prophet is also about tense relationships between fathers and sons Our hero John Jr has had a terribly rocky relationship with his own father and he has an extremely bad relationship with his own son While he misses out on the opportunity of making things right with his father he does get a good opportunity to restore a relationship with his own son before it is too lateProphet has many memorable scenes I definitely am glad I decided to reread this one

  8. Katrina D. Katrina D. says:

    This is the first book I’ve read by Peretti and I enjoyed it The issues tackled in this book still ring true today some twenty years after publication abortion the reliability of news and the struggle to follow faith despite how it might hurt careers I felt a connection to the varied characters and none of them was idealized nor did they make Christianity seem shallow or easy The idea of a modern day prophet was both entertaining and provoking in our age where we are often uick to scorn visions Some of the writing style felt like reading a script but that was intentional on the authors part to fit with the news theme This style was fun for a bit but it dragged a little near the end This is one of only a few books that I felt would do better as a movie than a book

  9. Veronica Veronica says:

    Wow This book really penetrates the surface of worldly views and digs into the reality of the news world and the abortion industry Although it was a bit of a slow start hence 4 stars the author built up the plot skillfully coming to a riveting and dramatic climax Often very tragic but at the same time eye opening this is an exhilarating read

  10. Kim Kim says:

    This is a long read but what a GREAT book Hard to imagine this was written 27 years agoit's as up to date on issues as it was then I highly recommend this book

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10 thoughts on “Prophet

  1. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    My Mom had me read this book when I was in High School I'm so glad she did it really changed my lifeIt's the reason I don't watch the news on TV ever It's the reason I uestion any kind of 'fact' that comes from television It's the reason that I still feel like news television is just a really great soap operaGranted being 1516 years old and reading this book is going to make an incredible impression on you but this is one of those books that stuck with me through the years and changed my entire way of thinking You can't say that often about fiction This book will enrage you but it is still worth every dime

  2. Dustin Dustin says:

    Frank Peretti affectionately known as The Father of Christian Fiction became known to me at a very early age I was likely in sixth or seventh grade I remember because in the fourth I started attending Sunday School regularly during which time my dad and stepmother gave my sister and I Bibles for Christmas A couple years later my grandparents gave me Peretti's The Cooper Kids It was a nice box set and though I tried getting into a couple of them maybe all four I just couldn't do it Specifically I couldn't get into reading The reading bug wouldn't infect me for another couple years Fast forward to spring 2012 The premise of Illusion astounded me and I knew I had to read it soon Then in December of 2013 I read his debut This Present Darkness I gave both two stars I never thought I'd read another with the possible exception of House and only because he co wrote it withTed Dekker an author I very much admire I'm awfully glad that I took a chance with this one because Prophet was impressive and very entertaining Crash We're inside the building sailing past rafters cables floodlights and then like a roller coaster going over the top we nose over dropping down past rigging wires lights monitors into the open expanse of the NewsSix set heading for the news desk where John Barrett and Ali Downs are ready and waiting to inform us accepting with ease that we have fallen from the sky and through their ceiling to get there One of its easily discernible facets was the prose itself as the passage above makes clear Not that the entire novel was written as such but a lot of it approximately fifty percent benefited from that distinctive style It was almost immediate thus pulling me in further and was reminiscent of bird's eye POV Given that the protagonist John Barrett was a news anchorman this creative choice was a smart move that Peretti pulled off with pizazz Prophet was less concerned with plot though the whole was very engaging and much concerned with theme and character development In fact the themes were as developed as I could imagine Specifically the pacific northwestern author originally from Lethbrige Canada exposed the sad realities of the media's influences weaving his fiction together seamlessly almost effortlessly With it he posed very apposite uestions what exactly is news? What makes those stories newsworthy? How much is profit and how much benefits society? How does sensationalism come into play when they decide which stories to cover and which to discard? At the heart of the novel though was the story of our likeable protagonist and his artistic son Carl as they battle spiritual forces At times they fought each other as the past made itself known in irreparable ways You can't alter or unsee it All you could do is go forward in the hopes that you learned something; that those mistakes ignorance and neglect might stay there where they belongedin the past Paint was everywhere The canvas was all but invisible under splatterings smears globs and dashes of paint of all colors The walls were speckled and splattered too as were the floor the windows and several of Carl's other worksAnd he was still digging it out of jar after jarthrowing the stuff blindly crazily his vision blurred with tears Together John and Carl Barrett alongside a ragtag group were tasked to crack a sprawling mystery fraught with peril moral implications the government and an issue that's relevant today than it was thirty years ago pro life vs choice And of course coming from Peretti the Father of Christian Fiction there was plenty to be said about faith as his characters grappled with the world each other and their individual religious dispositions That was a little much at times I get why some readers criticized it for being didactic About halfway through certain details pertaining to the investigative mysteries inevitably coupled with the spiritual realm began coming to light and the whole soon escalated losing control The stakes couldn't have been higher With it the characters and political motivations grew increasingly fascinating and I couldn't put it down Actually from the get go Prophet was one book that had my enthusiastic attention I thought about the characters and situations often which is what a good book should do Part of why it resonated was the ease of prose which I came to reconcile not as overly simplistic or unrefined although those adjectives wouldn't be incorrect but naturally the way he talks Surely there's nothing wrong with refraining from grandiose syntax I prefer the natural form Could I have done without some of the cliche terms or unnecessary exclamation points? Sure But I can't fault it too much And again the consistent bird's eye view really worked Seeing everything unravel and develop the way they did helped put me in the protagonist's mindset His worldview you know? Not only that but the supporting characters kind of flit in out and around John Barrett NewsSix at six making the reader privy to some of their backstories and thought processes even when John wasn't around In other words third person omniscient and in this instance it was extremely effective Another reason why it flowed so freely stemmed from the explored issues and the deadly conseuences of those choices It all felt very believable rarely contrived Clearly Peretti did his research The end thoughwowed me on multiple levels Everything came full circle in an incredibly profound awesome and personal way To say would spoil its inherent beauty

  3. J.Aleksandr Wootton J.Aleksandr Wootton says:

    I'm not certain this story would stand up to rereading but it did me incalculable good service as an early teen in parallel with its plot it cogently argued that the combined structure of market forces and federal regulations in the US makes television the weakest of journalistic mediums The triple threat of politicized oversight competitive ratings and investment from advertisers and shareholders alike makes it simply impossible for broadcast television to get any closer than news based entertainment to the ideals of journalism At best TV offers news adjacent media that's allPeretti wasn't first to point this out; that honor belongs most famously to Edward Murrow of Good Night and Good Luck fame one of the twentieth century's most respected journalists and a pioneer in the field of TV news Peretti's was simply the first book which repeated the warning to me and for that I shall remain grateful

  4. Kasey Kasey says:

    Peretti's books are hard to get intoreally slow in the beginning Although his books always finish with an amazing ending Same goes for Prophet Prophet was an interesting read Very theological Throughout the entire book you follow the story of a TV anchorman a reporter a rebel son and families and friends dealing with deaths All the time you are asked the uestion What is Truth? and if a person finds Truth do they tell the world and not care what people thinkor bury it? Deals with some other interesting issues abortion and consumerism just to name two Probably best for grades 11

  5. Becca Becca says:

    This was a struggle that I'll admit I could not finish Poor plot and suspense writing that traded off with evangelical preaching I'm not against Christian or other religious novels but this one did not master the techniue of religious writing for entertainment value and the general population

  6. R.J. Gilbert R.J. Gilbert says:

    IF you liked this book you are going to like Peretti's newest book Illusion If you liked Peretti's other works such as The Oath or the Present Darkness series the trend in reviews seems to indicate that you won't enjoy this as much In Prophet Peretti hits the mark with his development of relationships The characters are real and you can feel their hurt and their hopes Peretti does a good job of making you want them to win and to heal; this book seems personal than his others If you like reading about grand melodramatic battles between good and evil this story isn't going to sate you view spoiler The ending was also depressing mainly because it featured the typical fate of most prophets I'm wondering if Peretti interviewed at least one real prophet because he hits some aspects of that curse right on the nose However for those who do suffer from such a curse it would have been nice to read about a prophet with a happy ending I guess that's not the Biblical Truth though is it? hide spoiler

  7. Becky Becky says:

    First sentence John Barrett heard God speak when he was ten years old Premiseplot Prophet is a novel about the media about reporting news about politics about biases about balancing what do people NEED to know what do we want people to know and what do people think they need to know All three are important of course Sometimes people NEED to hear the truth need to know the facts even if it isn't something they want to hear The hero of The Prophet is a anchor man on the news Through him readers get a behind the scenes look though it is an extremely outdated behind the scenes look at a newsroom in action Readers get to learn about what stories make it on the air and which stories get dropped at the last minute They get to hear WHY stories are chosen over others They get to see how news is framed It is also a novel about abortion When I first reread it in 2013 I thought the bias was over the top extreme That it was presenting the opposing viewpoint in such exaggerated extremes that it was losing touch with reality Then I read Gosnell in 2017 I no longer think Prophet was exaggerating Gosnell was a SHOCKING true crime nonfiction read It was not a Christian book pushing a Christian agenda It was nonfiction aimed at a general audience So was Peretti being prophetic writing about dangerous abortion clinics killing women and getting away with it? I'm not sure I'd go that farI would recommend pairing Gosnell and Prophet for adult book clubs Prophet is also about tense relationships between fathers and sons Our hero John Jr has had a terribly rocky relationship with his own father and he has an extremely bad relationship with his own son While he misses out on the opportunity of making things right with his father he does get a good opportunity to restore a relationship with his own son before it is too lateProphet has many memorable scenes I definitely am glad I decided to reread this one

  8. Katrina D. Katrina D. says:

    This is the first book I’ve read by Peretti and I enjoyed it The issues tackled in this book still ring true today some twenty years after publication abortion the reliability of news and the struggle to follow faith despite how it might hurt careers I felt a connection to the varied characters and none of them was idealized nor did they make Christianity seem shallow or easy The idea of a modern day prophet was both entertaining and provoking in our age where we are often uick to scorn visions Some of the writing style felt like reading a script but that was intentional on the authors part to fit with the news theme This style was fun for a bit but it dragged a little near the end This is one of only a few books that I felt would do better as a movie than a book

  9. Veronica Veronica says:

    Wow This book really penetrates the surface of worldly views and digs into the reality of the news world and the abortion industry Although it was a bit of a slow start hence 4 stars the author built up the plot skillfully coming to a riveting and dramatic climax Often very tragic but at the same time eye opening this is an exhilarating read

  10. Kim Kim says:

    This is a long read but what a GREAT book Hard to imagine this was written 27 years agoit's as up to date on issues as it was then I highly recommend this book

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