Did y'all know that Anne Rice is a serious, hard-core Christian? Apparenly he was raised in the catholic church but lost her faith during college and didn't believe for so 38 years. Apparently, in 1998, though, she returned to faith, was born again (her words) and is now living totally for our Lord Jesus Christ.
I knew she had written a book on the life of Christ, but when I saw it in the bookstore a couple of years ago I thought, "no thanks-Anne Rice's version of Jesus' life! ha!". Goes to show you shouldn't judge a book by the presumption you have about its author! Her books on Jesus, as well as her new spiritual auto biography are at the TOP of my list for Christmas presents. Please treat yourself and listen to the interview with her by James Dobson here. This is for part one,a nd you'll see the part 2 link to the right of the page when you're done.
I'm a bit miffed I didn't know about this sooner, and I want to go out on a limb and say that the reason that Anne's conversion and new zeal to write Christian fiction is not well known in the protestant church because 1) she's Catholic and 2) she is a well-known previously secular artist. I have never seen these Anne Rice novels in the christian book store, or in my church library, and I am going to ask why next time I visit. I am excited because Anne talks in this interview about wanting to resurrect Christian art, including films, and I think we need a very serious renewal in the world of Christian arts and culture.
Has anyone read these books? I'd love your thoughts.