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 books about Bella and Edward, but Beth also contrasts the assumptions, suggestions, messages with a Christian perspective on each topic. Plus, at the end of each topic she lists a number of questions for the reader to think about to examine their own thoughts on the topic.
There are ten chapters covering romance, love, sex, gender roles, family, marriage, children, life, purpose, and desire. I think Ms. Jones does a fabulous job on those topics in a book that is only 180 pages long. Plus, within those 180 pages she has an introduction, an epilogue on Jesus being the Light, and a book-by-book discussion guide.
Ms. Jones hopes the book will be used as a resource to start discussions about the subjects covered in youth groups, Bible studies, Sunday school classes, or just groups of friends. The publisher has also made an online teacher’s guide available at http://www.waterbrookmultnomah.com. Above all else she hopes the book will help others grow closer to God.
I recommend this book to anyone who has read Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and/or Breaking Dawn. I also recommend it to people such as myself who haven’t but know people who have read them.