"With more than eight million novels in print, Frank Peretti is a publishing phenomenon-the world's hottest writer of spiritual thrillers. His last novel, The Oath, sold more than half a million hardcover copies within the first six months of release.
Peretti?s novel The Oath (Word), with 700,000 in print, has been on every Bookstore Journal Fiction Bestseller list since August 1995. (And it debuted on Bookstore Journal's list 12 weeks prior to release due to a pre-sales campaign). Piercing the Darkness (1989) and This Present Darkness (1988) together have sold more than 3.5 million. He has also written eight books for children, The Cooper Kids Adventure Series.
Peretti studied English and film at UCLA, then assisted his father in pastoring a small Assembly of God church. In 1983 he gave up pastoring and while working at a ski factory and began writing This Present Darkness. It suffered numerous rejections before it was published and enthusiastic word-of-mouth catapulted him to fame."