News and Views
Editors: Margaret Brown
and Wies Dikstra

Biannual newsletter of the European Baptist Women's Union
July 2010 issue
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Book review

Its fiction but… already years ago these books changed my life and so I got sight of what really is going on in the world….

Frank Peretti: This present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness.
The first book appeared on Bookstore Journal's bestseller list every month for more than eight years. Peretti's two spiritual warfare novels, This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness captivated readers, together selling more than 3.5 million copies. Another book The Oath was awarded the 1996 Gold Medallion Award for best fiction.

Wies Dijkstra
For kids, Peretti wrote The Cooper Kids Adventure Series (Crossways and Tommy Nelson), which remains a best-selling series for children with sales exceeding 1 million copies. In August 2000, Peretti released the hilarious children's audiocassette series titled Wild and Wacky Totally True Bible Stories, reprising his role as Mr. Henry, the offbeat substitute Sunday School teacher found in two Visual Bible for Kids videos.

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Peretti released his first-ever non-fiction book, The Wounded Spirit in 2000, which quickly became a best-seller. The book addresses the pain of "wounded spirits" and was writted as a result of painful childhood experiences. Frank Peretti and his wife, Barbara Jean, live in the Western U.S. In spite of sudden fame and notoriety, Frank still lives a simple, well-rounded life that includes carpentry, banjo making, sculpturing, bicycling and hiking.
If you get the chance: just read the two first books, even if you don't like to read….

You will see with new eyes to your daily life and you will be armed!

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