Quotes by Frank E. Peretti

"You want proof there's a God? Look outside, watch a sunset."

"Comfort can be a dangerous thing. You stick around home all the time where it’s safe and nothing ever changes, and before you know it, you get set in your ways and you quit learning, you quit changing, you don’t grow anymore."

"Sin is the Monster we love to deny. It is crouching at the door and it wants you, but you must overcome it."

"Staying alive is nice, but you can’t do that forever. It’s how you live the life you have while you have it."

"let's be honest: ignoring is acting, and nothing more - acting as though the words, or actions of your oppresors don't hurt. you hear the words, you feel the insults, and you bear the blows. you can act deaf and impervious to pain, but the stabs and the arrows pierce you anyway."

Books by Frank E. Peretti

  • The Oath
  • 26,671 ratings
  • April 8th 2007 by HarperCollins Thomas Nelson

    (first published 1995)

  • House
  • 23,639 ratings
  • March 13th 2006 by Thomas Nelson

    (first published January 1st 2006)

  • Monster
  • 21,601 ratings
  • October 2006 by Thomas Nelson

    (first published April 12th 2005)

  • The Visitation
  • 19,654 ratings
  • April 16th 2006 by Thomas Nelson

    (first published May 7th 1999)

  • Prophet
  • 14,092 ratings
  • March 11th 2004 by Crossway Books

    (first published January 1st 1992)

  • Illusion
  • 5,602 ratings
  • March 6th 2012 by Howard Books

    (first published 2012)

Frank E. Peretti
  • Frank E. Peretti

  • Date of birth: January 13, 1951
  • Born: in Canada.

  • Description: FROM HIS WEBSITE:
    With more than 12 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 bluegrass group. He and his wife were married in 1972, and Peretti soon moved from touring with a pop band to launching a modest Christian music ministry. Peretti later spent time studying English, screen writing and film at UCLA and then assisted his father in pastoring a small Assembly of God church. In 1983, he gave up his pastoring position and began taking construction jobs to make ends meet. While working at a local ski factory, he began writing This Present Darkness, the book that would catapult him into the public eye. After numerous rejections from publishers and a slow start in sales, word-of-mouth enthusiasm finally lifted This Present Darkness onto a tidal wave of interest in spiritual warfare. The book appeared on Bookstore Journal’s bestseller list every month for more than eight years. Peretti’s two spiritual warfare novels, This Present Darkness (1998) and Piercing the Darkness (1989), captivated readers, together selling more than 3.5 million copies. The Oath was awarded the 1996 Gold Medallion Award for best fiction.

    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.

    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. He is also an avid pilot.