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Friday, November 20, 2009

Faith & Fangs Tour



Summary:
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.

My Thoughts:
I have put the Twilight books a bit out of reach for my children.  I do have one begging to read them and now I stand even more behind my decision.  The books send some misleading values to unsuspecting readers out there.  I really appreciate how Jones lays out the storyline and relates what some say are good morals to the Christian faith.  If you or your kids have read Twilight or its other books you should pick up this book and learn about the deeper message it is sending.



"Hello, I'm Nina Parker…and I'm an alcoholic."


For Nina, it's not the weighty admission but the first steps toward recovery that prove most difficult. She must face her ex-husband, Hunt, with little hope of making amends, and try to rebuild a relationship with her angry teenage daughter, Meagan. Hardest of all, she is forced to return to Abbey Hills, Missouri, the hometown she abruptly abandoned nearly two decades earlier–and her unexpected arrival in the sleepy Ozark town catches the attention of someone–or something–igniting a two-hundred-fifty-year-old desire that rages like a wildfire.

Unaware of the darkness stalking her, Nina is confronted with a series of events that threaten to unhinge her sobriety. Her daughter wants to spend time with the parents Nina left behind. A terrifying event that has haunted Nina for almost twenty years begins to surface. And an alluring neighbor initiates an unusual friendship with Nina, but is Markus truly a kindred spirit or a man guarding dangerous secrets?

As everything she loves hangs in the balance, will Nina's feeble grasp on her demons be broken, leaving her powerless against the thirst? The battle between redemption and obsession unfold to its startling, unforgettable end.

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Contest ends 11/30.  Books were provided by Waterbrook Multnomah for review only.

15 comments:

Amy Moriah said...

I love the twilight books honestly. But everyone has there own opinions! :)
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Sue said...

I'm not a fan of the Twilight books. I enjoyed the first one, and then I kept reading them and in the end felt like I'd wasted 2000 pages of my life. But that's just me...
Thanks for the giveaway.

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Nicole Orriƫns said...

I loved the info about the Twilight series. My fourteen year old daughter loves these books, and this sounds like a very interesting book.

Momfever

Winning Readings said...

I don't really have an opinion yet! Instinct makes me a little cautious, but I'd love to read these takes on things...

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Winning Readings said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/touched-by-vampire_28.html

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Milka said...

I love the Twilight Series, those are one of my favorite books. I love the characters, the plot, everything.

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Milka said...

I am follower via Google.

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Lady Araujo said...

To tell you the truth, I liked the Twilight Series. I'm not a fan but I enjoyed reading each page.
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Deb K said...

I love the Twilight Series and this sounds really good too :-)

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I follow you on Google

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