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The Visitation

by Frank Peretti

The Visitation
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  • First Published:
    Aug 1999, 519 pages
    Paperback:
    Jan 2000, 519 pages

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A small Northwestern town has suddenly become a gateway for the supernatural. The secret behind this visitation pushes one man into a confrontation that will forever change the lives of everyone involved

A small Northwestern town has suddenly become a gateway for the supernatural. Sightings of angels, messianic images, a weeping crucifix with the power to heal, and a self-proclaimed prophet bring the national media and droves of curious people to this all-but-forgotten town. The startling secret behind this visitation pushes one man into a supernatural confrontation that will forever change the lives of everyone involved.

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The Visitation

Sally Fordyce left the house as soon as the breakfast dishes were done, walking a little, jogging a little along Highway 9 - a narrow, straight-as-a-string two-lane with a fading white line and an evenly spaced parade of utility poles. This was eastern Washington State, quiet and solitary. Wheat fields, spring green, stretched in every direction over the prairie swells. Straight ahead, the highway dipped and rose gently into the distance until it narrowed to a vanishing point at the far horizon. The sun was warm, the breeze a little biting. It was April.

Sally was nineteen, blonde, slightly overweight, and severely unhappy, mainly because she was no longer married. She had believed everything Joey the trucker told her about love, and how she was that girl silhouetted on the mud flaps. The marriage - if it happened at all - lasted three months. When he found another woman more "intellectually stimulating," Sally was bumped from the truck's sleeper and ...

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Newsweek

In the world of Christian fiction, the hottest novels are those by Frank Peretti

The New York Times

Potboiling adventure is combined with a distinctly conservative theology

People Magazine

One of the biggest surprises in publishing

Time Magazine

The king of the [Christian Fiction] genre is Frank Peretti

Chicago Tribune

Not only is Peretti the country's top selling Christian fiction author, but he has become, by any standard, one of current fiction's biggest stars

Booklist - John Mort

A fine Peretti effort distinguished for its honest considerations of religious excess from the zealotry of born-again teenagers, convinced that signs from God are all about them, to the impersonality of a great church in Los Angeles, so big that the minister can only be seen on closed-circuit TV.

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Michael Woodley

Here is an unusal novel by a christian author, and had it not been for his earlier successes, I wonder if this would have been published at all. Why? Frank Peretti is not afraid in this novel to tackle the shallowness and innocent zeal of some ...   Read More

Tim

This book was great, for more than one reason! First, it was exciting, having a strong plot, and beautifuly detailed each and every character so that I could almost see their faces! Second, it wasn't like other Christian books where they don't go ...   Read More

Paige R.

I love Frank Peretti's books...this is a keeper. It is very hooking and you'll find yourself looking for more of his books!!!

Rachel Mills

I've never been much of a reader, and could never any genre of literature that I was truely interested in. I was turned on to the ''Left Behind" series, but once I finished with those, I just knew I would not be able to find anythinf like it. ...   Read More

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