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Anne Rice became quite famous for her books about vampires but when she converted back to her Christian faith, she left her vampire stories behind much to the dismay of her fans. She felt there were no redemptive stories to tell about vampires. Meanwhile, Christian fiction has been releasing a few more books about vampires.
So my question for you today is...what do you think about these kinds of stories? Do you enjoy the fictional vampire stories or the fictional stories about angels? Are you more likely to read a story about an angel than a vampire? What do you think is the appeal of these books?
(For further reading see this interview with Tracey Bateman on Christian vampire books and this article where Anne Rice asserts angels are the new vampires)
It may surprise you, but I'm far more comfortable reading a vampire story than a story about an angel. I think the difference is I think vampires are fictional, while I believe angels actually exist. And we have very little knowledge that has been revealed to us about angels. I generally think they are close to God, i.e. they see Him and serve Him directly and don't ever doubt His existence. They aren't humans, though. They are very mysterious! I watch the show Supernatural and I have to say that the portrayal of angels on that show constantly makes me cringe! It is interesting to think about, but I really don't enjoy fictionalized angel stories very much.
However, I am willing to give another angel book a try if you know of a good one that doesn't malign the character of God feel free to leave a comment with your suggestion!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Posted by Amy at 9:04 PM