Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Could Jesus Save a Vampire?

If they existed, I’m sure He could since Zephaniah 3:17 says, “The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save.” But for those who doubt, Anne Rice, America's most famous chronicler of bloodsuckers is reminding us. Her memoir, Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession, follows a trilogy of recent novels about Jesus called Christ the Lord which describe what she thinks it may have been like for Jesus growing up.

Though she includes obvious content from outside the Gospel accounts [there's a reason it's called fiction people!!!] such as the boy Jesus using His supernatural powers as a child described in the apocryphal Gospel of Thomas, these latest books clearly reveal that the 67 year old author of Interview with a Vampire is reinventing herself as a serious Christian writer.

“My objective is simple: It's to write books about our Lord living on Earth that make him real to people who don't believe in him; or people who have never really tried to believe in him,” she said. “I mean, I've made vampires believable to grown women. Now, if I can do that, I can make our Lord Jesus Christ believable to people who've never believed in him.” [Click pic to listen to Anne interviewed by Dr. James Dobson]. Aren't you glad Jesus could save vampires too?


Mike Fortune said...

Here's something else she said that I read about recently: "To be able to take the tools, the apprenticeship, whatever I learned from being a vampire writer, or whatever I was — to be able to take those tools now and put them in the service of God is a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful opportunity,” she said. “And I hope I can redeem myself in that way. I hope that the Lord will accept the books I am writing now.” Thoughts?

EthicsProfessor said...

If He can't save her, and remold her life to be a testimony of grace...

Than Hecan't save me...

Her hope is my only hope. Her way of being saved and used by God is also the only way we all have hope.

This is the great joy of these end times. People come from all over, East and West, North and South, to be worship HIM.

And for those of us who have been bloodsucking legalists, feeding on the flesh of others through critical and doubting spirit, by withholding our love from others because they were not good enough to be loved....well...

well....It seems that we may be the biggest challenge for God.

Prayer: God, please embrace all who come to you with the great love you have embraced me. Thanks you for being such a loving God. Help me to have your spirit to embrace others the same way.

Thanks for inventing such a great kingdom where people are automatically treated better than they deserve. What a great idea. Way to go God. We love you for all you do. Keep doing it.

Amen and Amen