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Subject: Frank Peretti's Monster
Date Posted: 2/5/2008 9:37 AM ET
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I've got Frank Peretti's "Monster" on my TBR shelf and have recently learned that he styles himself as a "Christian author" (as distinguished somehow from the millions of other authors who are likely Christians, but don't make a big deal about it.)

Can someone who's read "Monster" tell me if Christianity is a big part of it?



Date Posted: 2/5/2008 10:15 AM ET
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no Christianity is not a big part of the book, pretty small part actaully. I liked that book and thought it was a good read.

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 3:44 PM ET
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I agree with Michelle. Very good book.
Date Posted: 2/6/2008 3:29 PM ET
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Yeah, so far it isn't at all "Christian"; it's hardly deathless literature, either.

Date Posted: 2/6/2008 4:26 PM ET
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I have this book on my shelf but was wondering the same thing before reading it. Thanks for clearing this up!!!


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Date Posted: 3/6/2008 10:09 PM ET
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I haven't read Monster, but I've read several of this other books.  While he is, by default, a "Christian" author, his books are quite creepy and fun.

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 6:17 AM ET
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I'm agreement with all of you. I enjoyed it as well.

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 12:16 AM ET
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Me too - I read it in a single day (long car ride)!  I just got House in a swap, and am looking forward to reading it.  It seems like his earlier books (Piercing the Darkness, etc.) were more "Christian", as they dealt with angels and such. 

ETA:  I recently listened to The Oath on audio, and really liked that one, too.  It dealt with sin, in a very interesting manner.

Last Edited on: 4/10/08 12:17 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/10/2008 10:32 AM ET
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After I finished the book, I found out he was a christian writer, I had no idea. Its a real good read!

Subject: agree with the group
Date Posted: 4/10/2008 12:23 PM ET
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If you read his books before learning he was a Christian you would have no clue, or at least very little. I've read several of his books and was at first put off by the idea. I soon realized he was a good author. House in particular was very good.


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