Do you wonder what the end times might be like? Well look out our window. You are a part of them. Our everyday events such as the election coming up and all the fighting we seeing on our little tv screens are all building up to create the last days. This Present Darkness is a book which uses themes to tell of the social and intellectual milieu of the time and its relationship with biblical prophecy. This book’s author, Frank E. Peretti, is a world famous and successful Christian writer of adult novels and children’s books. Through his use of monsters, demons, angels, and common day events, Peretti creates a more appealing way of viewing biblical prophecy and its importance in today’s society. One thing often heard of in today’s society is talk of freedom and the fight for it. Peretti demonstrates how there is also a spiritual fight for freedom of our souls especially through Sandy Hogan and her search to have her own chooses in relation to her religious beliefs and her schooling courses on page 46. The people of Ashton were also fighting for their freedom such as the retired Reverend James Farrel on page 83, Ted Harmel on page 142, Hank and Mary Busche on pages 83 - 89, and many others. All of these people fought for their freedom though religious ways, political, or spiritually within themselves. Only one person could grant the true freedom that they were looking for and this is seen in the peace that all those, who have accepted God, have at the end of the battle at the university on page 508.Peretti is showing that we will always have trials and hard times, no matter if you are a Christian or not, but it is the peace that you have through God at the end that is your true freedom.
The main aspect of the social and intellectual milieu of the time was the New Age Movement. Peretti uses the New Age Movement in many of the themes of This Present Darkness, such as that God will prevail over darkness and that truth is the key. According to an article written by...
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