Touched by a Vampire: Discovering the Hidden Messages in the Twilight Saga (Paperback)

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Beth Felker Jones is Assistant Professor of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. She is the author ofThe Marks of His Wounds: Gender Politics and Bodily Resurrection, as well as numerous articles and reviews. Beth is a mother and a pastor’s wife.
EXAMINING TWILIGHT THROUGH A BIBLICAL LENS

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.

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ISBN 9781601422781
Genre RELIGION / Christian Life / General
Format Paperback
Pages 180
Publisher Date 2009-10-06 00:00:00.0
Publisher Multnomah Pub
Copyright Year 2009
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.25 in
Unit weight 0.35 lb
Language English
Subtitle Discovering the Hidden Messages in the Twilight Saga
Audience General/trade
Authors Jones, Beth Felker
Country of Origin United States
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