Ann Rice, the mistress of vampire literature, has been washed in the blood. She's even written a book titled Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt which recounts in novel form the childhood experience of Jesus.I had my doubts about the book but still have not read it. The very fact that Rice reignited her faith and fled from Dracula's castle attracted a lot of discussion . . . and still does! But finally, someone has actually read the book and commented intelligently on the issue. Here is what Jan from The View From Her has to say:
This book should be read as a piece of literature - as art. Art doesn't tell, it reveals. And it is a tragedy that some Christians can no longer appreciate it, simply because we've become confused by the literal and utilitarian trinkets so well-stocked in our Christian bookstores.While I still have concerns that we not put Rice on a pedestal, I must admit that God uses our frail fumblings for his glory. This book, like all literature, fits this catagory. Thanks, Jan, for your thoughtful post.
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