Called Out of Darkness

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 13, 2009 - Religion - 121 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

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Captivating and fascinating account of Rice's return to the faith of her youth. Beautiful memoir but so sad to know that she's left the Church again since writing this book. Read full review

Review: Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession

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Anne gives an intimate view of her life regarding religion. From wanting to be a Nun in her youth; atheist as an adult; and the inner turmoil she faced with returning to her religion after 38 years apart. 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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