Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Deliver Us From Evil
Vampire books are films and television shows are all the rage these days. Our daughters, in their twenties have gobbled up the Stephenie Meyer series of novels, and Twilight was made into a wildly successful movie. More films are on the way.
Of course the original vampire writer was Bram Stoker, but Anne Rice must be the most successful with her Vampire Chronicles series. Millions of copies were sold and most would agree that they are much better written that the Meyer books.
Rice is intriguing because she has, as I have written before, given up vampires for Jesus. She has returned to the Catholic faith of her earlier life and driven a stake through writing about evil. To that end she has written a couple of novels about the earlier life of Jesus. I read the first one and it was okay, but not gripping.
Now Rice has written an autobiographical book called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession. If you are interested in hearing Rice speak about her spiritual journey check out the website for the CBC radio program called Tapestry. She was Mary Hines' guest on September 6th, but the broadcast is available on the site. http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/archives/2009/090609.html
Are you/were you a Rice fan. Are you a vampire fan? Do you think that evil exists in this world? What about God's power to overcome evil?