Called Out of Darkness - eBook
Called Out of Darkness - eBook  -     By: Anne Rice
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Anchor
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780307270474
ISBN-13: 9780307270474

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Anne Rice’s first work of nonfiction—a powerful and haunting memoir that explores her continuing spiritual transformation.
 
Anne Rice was raised in 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 her novels—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 beloved husband, 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 lie behind her most recent novels about the life of Christ.


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Author Bio

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


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When Anne Rice stopped crafting stories about vampires and began writing about Jesus, many of her fans were shocked. This autobiographical spiritual memoir provides an account of how the author rediscovered and fully embraced her Catholic faith after decades as a self-proclaimed atheist. Rice begins with her childhood in New Orleans, when she seriously considered entering a convent. As she grows into a young adult she delves into concerns about faith, God and the Catholic Church that lead her away from religion. The author finally reclaims her Catholic faith in the late 1990s, describing it as a movement toward total surrender to God. She writes beautifully about how through clouds of doubt and pain she finds clarity, realizing how much she loved God and desired to surrender her being, including her writing talent, to God. Covering such a large sequence of time and life events is not easy, and some of the author's transitions are a bit jarring. Fans of Rice's earlier works will enjoy discovering more about her life and fascinating journey of faith. (Oct. 7) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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  1. Debora
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    June 18, 2010
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    This book is one of the oddest testimonies of faith I have ever read. It is even hard to explain why. I had to keep reminding myself that this was a personal life story, written in Anne Rices voice. Her thinking process was very unusually and so is her memoir. If you are Christian, who is not a Catholic, please understand if you read this book it is an autobiography. It is a wonderful that Ms. Rice is back in the fold, but in no way think that you are going to get a good insight into the teachings of Catholicism. That is what disturbs me the most about this book. I would not want Ms. Rice teaching basic fundamentals of faith to my child. I am not judging her level of faith or criticizing her as a writer, but she is very early on the road in her journey as a Catholic. I think, she needs to study the teachings of the Church and the Catechism with a learned, spiritually mature, Spiritual Director. As a Catholic I know where in the Bible the Churchs teachings and doctrines come. Rice on the other hand, rejects a number of the fundamental teachings of the Church, without knowing that they come directly from the Word. She does not seem to grasp the symbiotic relationship between the Word and the Eucharist. They are one in the same the person of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I am overjoyed that Ms Rice has developed a personal relationship with the Blessed Trinity. After all that is the most important part of being a Catholic, saying yes to God!It is always a blessing to the Body when one of our sisters returns to us. I pray for Ms Rices continued growth and for her relationship with Christ to blossom.
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