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Monday, October 26, 2009

Touched By a Vampire - This book could be yours!

Touched by a Vampire: Discovering the Hidden Messages in the Twilight Saga
by Beth Felker Jones

People around the world are 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 investigates 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 youth workers. It includes an overview of the series for those unfamiliar with the storyline and a discussion guide for small groups. (back cover)

I have 1 copy of this book to giveaway to a lucky winner. All you have to do is tell me whether or not you saw the first Twilight movie and if you were planning on going to New Moon. (Must do this to enter). Please leave an email address in comment - open to U.S. only - one entry per person - giveaway ends November 12, 11:59pm CST.

My middle daughter talked me into going with her to the first Twilight movie - she had already seen it once - and then I talked her into going to it again with me. We then bought the video and loaned it to my sister who has since watched it too many times to count. She is also on the fourth book of the series and admitted to me that she probably hasn't read a complete book in 20 years! So - we are planning a girls night out to see New Moon (hopefully on opening night) - with me, my sister, my two daughters and any other women we can round up!
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Unknown said...

I saw the first one on DVD because my husband was dying to see it. We'll probably wait for the DVD for New Moon too.

jennsicurella at verizon dot net

Jennifer @ Reading with Tequila

Virginia C said...

I plan to see the first movie and then go to the second movie with a dear friend. She is totally into "Twilight", and she has loaned me the whole book series to read. I would like to win this book to give to her as a surprise!

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

My friend is a 7th grade english teacher and got me hooked on the series last year. I went to opening night of the movie Twilight and plan to do the same for New Moon. The energy in that movie theatre was amazing! So much excitement and enthusiasm!

mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

hippmom said...

I was hesitant to let me pre-teen daughter even read the Twilight series but eventually we both read teh series and then went to see the movies together. We are looking forward to the release of New Moon. It's been a good bonding time for the two of us. I would really enjoy reading this book. THanks for the chance to win.

angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

Unknown said...

I saw Twilight in the theaters twice and me and my girls are having a girls night to see the first showing of New Moon.


LuAnn said...

I've not seen Twilight and I've heard mixed reviews about New Moon. So I'm not sure if I'll see it or not.

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Hot Off the Shelves said...

I saw the first Twilight movie. I plan on seeing the second one. Hoping that I can talk my boyfriend into going with me.


Sheila Deeth said...

It sounds a fascinating book. I read Twilight before watching the movie, which we rented later on DVD. We'll probably wait and rent New Moon later, but I've already read that too. Need to move on and read the next.

Anonymous said...

Can you believe I haven't seen the Twilight movie...

karen k

Melissa (Books R Us) said...

Yes I saw the twilight movie and I am planning to see new moon


Anonymous said...

I haven't seen either yet, but I plan to see both.


Ashley said...

I knew nothing about Twilight until I saw the red carpet premiere in Los Angeles and took some pictures. I saw the movie two weeks later. The premiere was so crazy last year that I think I'll pass on that, but I'll definitely watch the movie again!

ashleyhorsfall at gmail dot com

Martha Lawson said...

Haven't read the books (!) or saw the movie!!

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

tetewa said...

I own the first DVD and I'm planning to see the release with a group of friends when it comes out! tWarner419@aol.com

Miss Haley said...

I saw the movie. it sucked. i'm gonna see new moon, too. it's gonna suck too.

i'm only watching it because i want to be able to complain about how bad it is ;)

haleymathiot at yahoo dot com

Dawn M. said...

Yes and Yes. :0) I saw Twilight twice in the theater and bought the DVD as soon as it came out. I plan on doing the same with New Moon. I actually think it's going to be better than Twilight. Can't wait!

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I've not seen the movie yet but my daughter loved it. I hope to see both of them soon.

seriousreader at live dot com

brizmus said...

I saw Twilight 3 times in the theatre and at least 3 times on DVD. I have plans to see New Moon on opening day. Yay!


ossmcalc said...

I have not seen the Twilight movie as of yet but have heard great reviews from my high school students. I will probably wait and watch Twilight and New Moon when they come out on DVD.

Thank you,


Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I actually haven't seen Twilight yet - it is still in my Netflix queue. So, no New Moon for me until I watch the first one! :)

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Cindy said...

I have not seen Twilight yet, but probably will watch it during holidays when my grown kids are visiting. That is when I catch up on movies, when I have others to watch them with. I may go see New Moon when it comes out.

Please enter me in the giveaway.


Anonymous said...

Please enter me in this contest. walkerd@primus.ca

catss99 said...

I saw twilight 3 times in the theater and own it on dvd. i will def be seeing new moon

heatherzilla said...

I read all the Twilight books, saw the first movie and plan to see all of the remaining movies.



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