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About Touched by a Vampire

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.

Praise

Praise for
Touched by a Vampire

“Like many who care about young adults, I’ve puzzled over the recent vampire craze. I applaud Touched by a Vampire for shining
its brilliant light into a somewhat dark and mysterious world. Utilizing the existing teen fascination of the Twilight books in order to spark an open discussion about love, life, and faith is both smart and savvy. This thoughtful book is a much needed
tool for parents, youth leaders, and teens.”
—MELODY CARLSON, author of the Diary of a
Teenage Girl series

“‘But Mom, you’d like this vampire book. It teaches that true love waits!’ They knew which pitch to give, and Felker Jones has
their number. This book is itself a page-turner, diagnosing vampiric love as meager fare. It turns out true love is not so much
about waiting for Mr. Bite, but being abundantly blessed at God’s banquet.”
—AMY LAURA HALL, associate professor of
Christian Ethics, Duke University, and author
of Conceiving Parenthood and Kierkegaard and
the Treachery of Love

About Beth Felker Jones

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.

Product Details

192 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Oct 6, 2009

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Examining Twilight through a Biblical lens

Click here to download chapter one of Touched by a Vampire.

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.

Click here to download chapter one of Touched by a Vampire.

By Sharon Clark

Touched by a Vampire, Discovering the Hidden Messages in the Twilight Saga is a very interesting book and brings out points that are thought provoking and interesting. I haven't read Meyer's Twilight series, but have a number of friends who have and when I saw this book in the library and read the description decided to read it. I'm glad I did. Not only does Ms. Jones bring out the various messages, obvious or maybe hidden in Meyer's...

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By Jennifer Guyer

When I was invited to review this book about the messages in the Twilight Saga, I jumped at the chance to see what it had to say. If you have read the Twilight books, are thinking about reading it, have friends who are reading it or don't want anything to do with them, I think should read this book! It is always good to be aware of what kids are reading. I was once asked, why can't we just read books for the enjoyment and not have to...

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By Chuck Jonas

If you are dealing with those who are into the whole Twilight saga, this is a great tool! Beth Felker Jones, in her book "Touched by a Vampire", does an outstanding job of how to deal with thoses, espically young ladies, who are caught up in Twilight. There s also a great study guide that could be used with a high school or young ladies Bible study. The only book that can help pastors and leaders understand the whole Twilight fan base. A...

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By LadyD Books

Beth Felker Jones does a superb job of dissolving the illusion and deception of what love is not and lays a clear foundation for the reader of what is truth and light that can be found in God's love through Jesus Christ. The book made me think hard about my own impressions of those I've known who have never experienced belonging to a family and what perhaps is different in their perspective of what makes for a family unit. I enjoyed...

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