Called Out of Darkness (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 13, 2009 - Religion - 245 pages
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Anne Rice’s first work of nonfiction—a powerful and haunting memoir that explores her continuing spiritual transformation.
 
Anne Rice was raised in New Orleans as the devout child in a deeply religious Irish Catholic family. Here, she describes how, as she grew up, she lost her belief in God, but not her desire for a meaningful life.  She used her novels—beginning with Interview with a Vampire—to wrestle with otherworldly themes while in her own life, she experienced both loss (the death of her daughter and, later, her beloved husband, Stan Rice) and joys (the birth of her son, Christopher).  And she writes about how, finally, after years of questioning, she experienced the intense conversion and re-embracing of her faith that lie behind her most recent novels about the life of Christ.


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Review: Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession

User Review  - Marti Martinson - Goodreads

Lush in nouns, elegant in punctuation, with a conversational tone that is never condescending. It really is as if she is sitting across from you in a Nawlins restaurant over a bowl of crawfish etoufee ... Read full review

Review: Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession

User Review  - Dustin - Goodreads

A “spiritual confession” is something of a cross between theological reflection and memoir. Theologically, I was disappointed she couldn't offer a more robust description of how the aesthetics and ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Anne Rice is the author of twenty-nine books. She lives in Rancho Mirage, California.


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