Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Confessions 1: Anne Rice

I did not like the first vampire book of her's that I was given, and I did not follow her career except when she started buying up familiar properties. I was intrigued when she purchased Saint Elizabeth's as I had walked past the chapel at Saint Elizabeth's so many times that the exterior image is burned into my memory. I remember wondering what it looked like on the inside. As the picture below shows, she apparently restored it lovingly.



She has returned to Christ, and she describes her journey in the video below. It is well worth watching.
h/t Texanglican



I am so happy for her. Thanks be to God.

4 comments:

  1. Anglicat9:22 AM

    Wow! Thanks for publicizing this, Pewster. I am among the fans of Rice's later-life writings.

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  2. Anonymous9:48 AM

    From the Good Shepherd newsletter - April 2009

    Last year, John Shepherd, Dean of the Cathedral for the (Anglican) Diocese of Perth, caused quite a stir when he released his Easter message, which began: “The Resurrection of Jesus ought not to be seen in physical terms, but as a new spiritual reality. It is important for Christians to be set free from the idea that the Resurrection was an extraordinary physical event which restored to life Jesus' original earthly body”

    What do you think? It is, after all, a radical claim. Is it crucial to believe in the resurrection?

    Ironically, a letter appeared that same day in the New York Times written by Anne Rice, whom most probably know as the author of “Interview with a vampire” (which was made into a movie starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise). Here is an excerpt from her letter: "As we experience Easter week, we celebrate the crucifixion that changed the world. We celebrate the Resurrection that sent Christ’s apostles throughout the Roman Empire to declare the Good News. We celebrate one of the greatest love stories the world has ever known: that of a God who would come down here to live and breathe with us in a human body, who would experience human death for us, and then rise to remind us that He was, and is, both Human and Divine. We celebrate the greatest inversion the world has ever recorded: that of the Maker dying on a Roman cross. "

    Go Anne!

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  3. Thanks Anglicat, it is amazing.

    Anon,

    John Shepherd is a false teacher. No cross, no crown. No physical resurrection, no spiritual one and we are doomed. My vote would be for Anne to take the Dean's place.

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  4. Hers is an inspiring story which more people should hear, methinks.

    As for John Shepherd, I find his name to be extraordinarily ironic given his message.

    Cheers.

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