Sunday, October 30, 2005

Christ the Vampire Slayer

The author of Interview With A Vampire and other spine-tingling gothic novels has come out with a book called Christ The Lord, written from the perspective of a seven-year-old Jesus. In "The Gospel According to Anne," David Gates of Newsweek chronicles Anne Rice's change from a "life of despair" to the discovery of "the ultimate supernatural hero ... the ultimate immortal of them all."

I get a kick out of how shocked people are by a smart person's decision that Jesus really did rise from the dead. But I also love how an unlikely conversion widens our horizons when we're looking around for who might be next. If someone like Anne Rice can be changed by faith, why not that teacher who thinks you're nuts for believing in God? Or a parent who's worried about that youth group you've started attending? Or even that buddy who doesn't want to talk about spiritual things? I'm sure of one thing — Ms. Rice definitely had some people praying for her behind the scenes. Forget Newsweek and Time; we'll get the real scoop when we're sitting around exchanging stories in heaven.

1 comment:

Donita K. Paul said...

I so agre, Mitali, and let's remember to pray for her. It is hard to be in the public eye and maintain a new faith.