Monday, March 24, 2008

AMAZING CONVERSION: Anne Rice's return to her faith, ten years past

A number of years ago I was startled to read that best-selling author Anne Rice (The Vampire Chronicles, The Lives of the Mayfair Witches) had returned to Christianity—having apparently abandon it much earlier—and refocused her enormous creative energies on writing for the Lord. My first thought after reading it was, "Wow. I wonder what her fan base is going to do?" Here was a woman who'd inspired a very devoted multitude of occult and supernatural-obsessed fans, and now turned her back on the very subject that had made her famous...and quite wealthy.

But when I thought more about it, I realized she hadn't abandoned the supernatural at all...she'd simply discovered that there was only one supernatural force worth giving her all for, and that force was God.

I don't know what has happened to her fan base as a whole since 1998. Has she made believers out of some? Have many abandon her? Has she inspired an entirely new group of fans? I'm curious enough to start doing to research to find out.

In the meantime, it's worth reading this Easter editorial she wrote for The Washington Post. It's inspiring and beautiful and shows the full extent of her commitment. For a woman who made her name and built her career exploring the darker side of the supernatural world, it's hugely inspiring to read how thoroughly she's turned from it to now embrace the light of Christ.

1 comment:

jayjay said...

Yes, indeed, a very heartening article, and well worth reading.