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Anne Rice Rekindles her Faith

Posted in books, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 30, 2008 by rikki5

The woman who made Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise look irresistible as vampires now has pointed her pen toward the light. This Halloween weekend, I’m heading straight over to my local bookstore and buying these books.

Apparently, Ms. Rice went on trips to cathedrals all over the world and became infused with the Holy Spirit! She is now turning her pen to the light and using her gift to make Jesus more accessible to the world.  It should be an interesting read to say the least.  Jesus is just alright with me! Jesus is just allllriiight oh yeah!

It is good to know that some artists are using their talents to let the world know about god.  I have only recently discovered this type of faith as well and it really is nice to be part of god’s family again.  It is however a battle both with the world and with myself.  But as the preacher said this morning. When Jesus returns, I want to be in God’s family! I remember when I thought it was stupid to believe in Jesus and that the bible was just a piece of literature. But god was working in my heart as I drove across the country and when I got to Kansas I had a revelation. I’ll talk about that in a different entry. I can barely keep my eyes open at this point. The point is, I understand Rice’s transfer from being an atheist to believing in Christ and wanting his will to flow through her to the show the world of his greatness. Although I always believed in a “higher power” I was often condescending towards god before I was saved because I believed that he was sexist against women. But then I started reading the bible more and more and it really does honor women instead of desecrate them. I thought this morning about Eve and how she was deceived by Satan in the Garden of Eden to eat the fruit. And for so long I believed that is how men kept women down because of the original sin of Eve eating the fruit. Then I heard this pastor preach on the radio about this very subject where he stated that even though Eve ate the fruit it was not her fault entirely. Because although Eve ate the fruit, she was tricked by the serpent. But Adam did not get tricked by the serpent but ate the forbidden fruit with full knowledge that he was not supposed to do so. So Eve was tricked by Satan but Adam was not and this is why the whole issue about women being the root of all sin is off base and really probably turns a lot of modern women off about the whole idea of God. But I digress…

When Rice was questioned about her trying to make Christ real to people she said something like “If I can make grown women believe in vampires, I don’t see why I can’t make Jesus Christ real to people who never believed in him.”  You can read the entire article here. When the rapture comes, I really want to be in this family and not here on earth.  I hope and pray each day that I finally can accept and know my purpose.  I ask everyday for Jesus to show me the way.  It looks like he just might!