Christian fiction author
was born in Canada in 1951. He was raised in Seattle, and he went on to
work as a musician and pastor.
Perettiís writing began as a secondary career. His first book, a
childrenís adventure titled The Door in the Dragonís Throat, was
published in 1985 while he was working as a pastor. Around the same
time, he began work on This Present Darkness. This novel, published in
1986, would eventually become his most popular novel.
This Present Darkness was followed by Piercing the Darkness, published
in 1985. Both novels draw on a theme of spiritual warfare and are
influenced by Perettiís Christianity. His 1995 novel, The Oath, earned
him a Gold Medallion Book Award from the Evangelical Christian
Publishers Association. All of his seven novels have been popular with
In addition to his novels, Peretti has also written additional
childrenís books. The Cooper Kids Adventure Series follows on from his
first book, featuring the characters from The Door in the Dragonís
Perettiís writing has expanded into other areas since 2000. In that
year, his non-fiction book The Wounded Spirit was published. In it, he
approached the issue of bullying. His follow-up books on the subject, No
More Victims, published in the same year, and 2003ís No More Bullies.
Peretti has also written supernatural thrillers, including Monster,
published in 2005. He co-authored the 2006 thriller House, which was
adapted for film in 2008.