Prophet by Peretti

“…You will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free.” – John 8:32

by Frank E. Peretti
1st Printing 1992

John Barrett, Jr.- anchorman for “NewsSix at Five “- has a problem. His world is slowly unwinding – it is being jarred to the breaking point. He has an outstanding story but the station will not let him air it. John Barrett Sr. – the prophet – recently had a fatal accident. John had always been a little ashamed of his God-fearing, Bible thumping father, and did not want anyone to know they were father and son. To make matters even worse, John’ s estranged son Carl has returned and is living with John’s mother. Carl is challenging John’s integrity. He wants to paint the face of his real father – not the one the public sees on the daily news. John is hearing strange voices – is he going mad?

Governor Hiram Slater is campaigning for re-election. Slater believes reproductive freedom is a fundamental right of every woman. In other words – legal abortion. with no question asked or with parents knowing. There is something fishy about Martin Devin – the Governor’s Chief of Staff. Governor Slater’s daughter Hillary died suddenly and John believes the real reason has been covered up by Slater. Shannon – Hillary’s best friend – received a first every Hillary Slater Scholarship and is sent to a far away university. This seems rather odd to John.

To make a long story short – John gets to air his story, but it has lost its punch. In a Press Conference Slater announced the real cause of Hillary’s death ,but denies he knew the real reason at the time.

The story brings home the things politicians and their hired guns will do to win an election.

An excellent read.

Highly recommended.

Mary Asher, the Golden Reviewer, is an 80 year old avid reader reviews the newest in Christian fiction and non-fiction with a sprinkle of the secular on top..

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.