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Called out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession

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“ A] very affecting story of a well-known prodigal’s return. . . . Called Out of Darkness is the vivid, engaging tale of the journey of a soul into light.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Rice couples her writing talents with the zeal of a recent convert.” —Christianity Today

  

“Rice could rival C.S. Lewis as a popular apologist for the faith.” —Time

“Rice’s memoir shows what true belief really involves. It exacts a price. James Agee had a lovely term for this. He called it ‘cruel radiance.’” —Los Angeles Times

 

“Anne Rice is not a convert but a revert. . . . A loving reconstruction of the pre–Vatican II Church of the 1940s and 1950s. . . . After] twenty-five years and twenty-one books . . . Rice entrusts both herself and the people she loves to God.” —First Things

 

“Called Out of Darkness is rich in both poetic simplicity and liberating confessionals. This memoir is not to be missed.” —East Bay Literary Examiner

 

“I am not a Christian and I normally don’t read what I would call Christian books. They don’t appeal to me, they don’t interest me and I normally pass them by in the bookstore. . . . But] I picked up Called Out of Darkness] up this afternoon and it’s beyond wonderful.” —Jamieson Wolf

 

“As a long-time reader of Anne Rice’s, the impetus she presents here makes me want to re-read many of her prior works. I highly recommend this book to anyone who seeks the inspiration and motivation behind the bestselling novels they’ve read.”—BookReporter.com

“Nothing short of magnificent. . . . What a real blessing, what a vulnerable sharing.” —Flos Carmeli

“A lovely, intelligent book.” —PopMatters

“Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a religious person—even if you are not a Christian—read this book. Anyone can appreciate the message contained in Called Out of Darkness. . . . It is a thinking person’s approach to faith.” —Edge (Provincetown, MA)

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Synopsis:

"In a haunting memoir, the best-selling author of Interview with a Vampire presents an intensely personal journey of faith that records her New Orleans Catholic childhood; loss of faith and involvement with secular humanism; the alienation and tragedy that marked her life; and her eventual return, after thirty-eight years as an atheist, to New Orleans and a belief in Christ. 200,000 first printing."

Synopsis:

Anne Rice's first work of nonfiction--a powerful and haunting memoir that explores her continuing spiritual transformation.

Anne Rice was raisedin New Orleans as the devout child in a deeply religious Irish Catholic family. Here, she describes how, as she grew up, she lost her belief in God, but not her desire for a meaningful life. She used hernovels--beginning with Interview with a Vampire--to wrestle with otherworldly themes while in her own life, she experienced both loss (the death of her daughter and, later, her belovedhusband, Stan Rice) and joys (the birth of her son, Christopher). And she writes about how, finally, after years of questioning, she experienced the intense conversion and re-embracing of her faith that liebehind her most recent novels about the life of Christ.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Anne Rice is the author of twenty-eight books. She lives in Rancho Mirage, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307270474
Subtitle:
A Spiritual Confession
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Author:
Rice, Anne
Author:
Anne Rice
Subject:
Religion : Christian Life - Personal Growth
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Religious
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Christian Life - Personal Growth
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Women novelists, American
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Spiritual biography -- United States.
Subject:
Spiritual life -- Catholic Church.
Subject:
Audio Books-Biography
Subject:
Audio Books-Christianity
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Subject:
Christianity-Personal Growth
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Religion Western-Christian Biography
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20081007
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
245

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Product details 245 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307270474 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "In a haunting memoir, the best-selling author of Interview with a Vampire presents an intensely personal journey of faith that records her New Orleans Catholic childhood; loss of faith and involvement with secular humanism; the alienation and tragedy that marked her life; and her eventual return, after thirty-eight years as an atheist, to New Orleans and a belief in Christ. 200,000 first printing."
"Synopsis" by , Anne Rice's first work of nonfiction--a powerful and haunting memoir that explores her continuing spiritual transformation.

Anne Rice was raisedin New Orleans as the devout child in a deeply religious Irish Catholic family. Here, she describes how, as she grew up, she lost her belief in God, but not her desire for a meaningful life. She used hernovels--beginning with Interview with a Vampire--to wrestle with otherworldly themes while in her own life, she experienced both loss (the death of her daughter and, later, her belovedhusband, Stan Rice) and joys (the birth of her son, Christopher). And she writes about how, finally, after years of questioning, she experienced the intense conversion and re-embracing of her faith that liebehind her most recent novels about the life of Christ.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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