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The Twilight Gospel - Dave Roberts (Blog Tour & Twitter Contest)

With these powerful novels getting even more popular as the movies hit the cinemas, the call for a Christian response is strong. What values and ideas do Meyer's novels promote? What is good about them, and what deserves closer inspection?
The spirituality and worldview of the Twilight Saga are fascinating, but they do not sit easily with orthodox Christianity. This book carefully and graciously assesses what is praiseworthy and what is less so. It helps the reader to think more clearly about issues to do with occult spirits, life after death, myths and legends, sexuality, personal spiritual power, the culture of glamour and the lure of materialism. All these subjects are woven into the fabric of the Twilight Saga.
The central point of the book is to help teens (and their parents) discern what is excellent from what is unhealthy, helping to create robust, shrewd, and literate young adults.

Author Bio:
Dave Roberts is the author of the best-selling The Toronto Blessing and Red Moon Rising with joint sales in excess of 100,000. He is a former editor of Christianity and won awards for his work on Renewal magazine. He is a local church pastor and conference director for three major annual conferences on worship, children's ministry, and women's ministry.


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My Opinion:
The Twilighters out there may or may not appreciate this book. There is a significant amount of opinion in it. The non-Twilighters may enjoy it since it contains spoilers to the next in line.
This book was a hard pill for me to swallow. I am not a Twilighter, though I did enjoy the movies. I am Christian, but don't see the connection in the book other than the authors own opinion. So for me, this was a pretty boring, but quick read.
It doesn't get any more honest than that. Sorry for the not so fond review.

~I received a copy from LitFuse. I was not compensated for my opinion.~


  1. I'm not a Twighliter either but I did enjoy the movies too. I thought they were rather harmless compared to most of that genre.

  2. Oops, sorry about the spelling. That should read Twilighters.

  3. Thanks for your honest opinion! I do not have much time to read so opinions such as yours really help save time for me. I am a Christian also and really enjoy books that encourage my daily walk. Have a great day!

  4. I consider myself a Christian, but I pretty much dislike any book or movement that goes ape over popular culture. First of all, my philosophy is if you don't like it, don't watch it/read it/buy it. Second of all, all these books do is draw more attention and gain more publicity to the books and movies that they are supposedly against. I don't know how similar or different this book is to say the movements against Harry Potter or The Da Vinci Code but that is all that has come out of those. And it just makes Christians look petty. I will save my money on this one, especially since it doesn't even seem to be based on anything other than the author's opinions. Thanks for the honest review!

  5. The opinions in Twilight Gospel are backed up with chapter and verse quotes from the original books. The idea that a critique gives publicity to the negative material stands no scrutiny when you realise that much of Paul's letters in the NT scripture are a careful refutation of the pagan ideas of his day.

    Don't let a one line review put you off. Many of the reviews of this book talk of it's willingness to be balanced


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