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

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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.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

Investigates the themes of the Twilight Saga from a Biblical perspective, examining whether the story's redemptive qualities outshine its darkness.

About the Author

Beth Felker Jones is Assistant Professor of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. She is the author of The 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.

Table of Contents

Forbidden fruit : the allure of dangerous romance — Dazzled : how love works in the Twilight saga — Body and blood : Twilight's take on abstinence and sex — The superhero and the girl next door : gender roles in Twilight — Baseball and loyalty : Twilight and the ideal family — For eternity : the good, the bad, and the reality of marriage in Twilight — Monster spawn or precious child? : children in the Twilight saga — Inhuman strength : Twilight and the good life — My place in this world : Bella's search for purpose — Passion for God : the power of desire in Twilight and real life — Jesus the light.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781601422798
Subtitle:
Discovering the Hidden Messages in the Twilight Saga
Publisher:
Multnomah Books
Author:
Jones, Beth Felker
Author:
Beth Felker Jones
Subject:
Meyer, Stephenie
Subject:
Vampires in literature
Subject:
Religion : Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christian Life - Pop Culture Issues
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Youth
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091006
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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Product details 192 pages Doubleday Religious Publishing Group - English 9781601422798 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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

"Synopsis" by , Investigates the themes of the Twilight Saga from a Biblical perspective, examining whether the story's redemptive qualities outshine its darkness.
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