TOUCHED BY A VAMPIRE
Author: Beth Felker Jones
Source: Water Brooks Multnomah
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Multnomah Books (October 6, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1601422784
- ISBN-13: 978-1601422781
People around the world are asking the same question, enraptured with Edward and Bella’s forbidden romance in the Twilight Saga, a four-book serial phenomenon written by Stephenie Meyer. The bestsellers tell the story of a regular girl’s relationship with a vampire who has chosen to follow his “good” side. But the Saga isn’t just another fantasy–it’s teaching girls about love, sex, and purpose. With 48 million copies in print and a succession of upcoming blockbuster films, now is the time to ask the important question: Can vampires teach us about God’s plan for love? Touched by a Vampire is the first book to investigate the themes of the Twilight Saga from a Biblical perspective. Some Christian readers have praised moral principles illustrated in the story, such as premarital sexual abstinence, which align with Meyer’s Mormon beliefs. But ultimately, Beth Felker Jones examines whether the story’s redemptive qualities outshine its darkness. Cautionary, thoughtful, and challenging, Touched by a Vampire is written for Twilight fans, parents, teachers, and pop culture enthusiasts. It includes an overview of the series for those unfamiliar with the storyline and a discussion guide for small groups.
As a HUGE fan of the Twilight saga, I just knew I had to read this book. Yes, I am one of those fans that has to read anything that relates to the series. I was surprised to find that this book had things in it that I didn’t even realize while reading the Twilight series. It gives the meaning to forbidden romance, dangerous love and many other themes throughout the Twilight series that you wouldn’t really think about. It gives you the religious point of view of each book and the hidden meanings in each topic related to the series. It also has little discussion guides in it to share with others for meetings such as bible studies and group discussions.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I had plenty of AH-HA moments when it explained the topics through religious eyes and not just the fan-of-the-series eyes. Great for teens as well!
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
Hmmm…this is actually really interesting…I might have to look into it.