Wednesday, April 21, 2010

book review – Twilight Gospel

About the book:

The blockbuster Twilight Saga is being read by teenager and adult alike. These powerful novels are getting even more popular as the movies hit the theaters. Crisply written and with a gracious spirit, The Twilight Gospel will help teens, their parents, and their pastors discern what is good from what is unhealthy in the novels and equip them to be biblically literate readers.

From the back cover:

With these powerful novels getting even more popular as the movies hit the cinemas, the call for a Christian response is strong. What values and ideas do Meyer's novels promote? What is good about them, and what deserves closer inspection?
The spirituality and worldview of the Twilight Saga are fascinating, but they do not sit easily with orthodox Christianity. This book carefully and graciously assesses what is praiseworthy and what is less so. It helps the reader to think more clearly about issues to do with occult spirits, life after death, myths and legends, sexuality, personal spiritual power, the culture of glamour and the lure of materialism. All these subjects are woven into the fabric of the Twilight Saga.
The central point of the book is to help teens (and their parents) discern what is excellent from what is unhealthy, helping to create robust, shrewd, and literate young adults.

About the Author:

Dave Roberts is the author of the best-selling The Toronto Blessing and Red Moon Rising with joint sales in excess of 100,000. He is a former editor of Christianity and won awards for his work on Renewal magazine. He is a local church pastor and conference director for three major annual conferences on worship, children's ministry, and women's ministry.


My thoughts:

I was really excited about getting to read this book because I have really enjoyed reading the Twilight Saga. But the past couple of months have been emotionally hard and I just haven’t felt up to vampires and werewolves.


Or focusing on anything requiring much thought.


That said, Dave Robert has some interesting points and I did learn from this book. It isn’t completely bashing the Twilight series but does raise some interesting points for discussion especially if you have teenage daughters reading it.


I would recommend this book to anyone who has got teen daughters obsessed with Twilight.


I received this book free for review from LitFuse Publicity. I received no other compensation and these are my own words.

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