The blockbuster vampire series Twilight Saga is being read by teenagers and adults alike—yes, even those in our churches. These powerful novels are getting even more popular as the movies hit the theaters. The Twilight Gospel will help teens, their parents, and their pastors discern what is good from what is unhealthy in the novels and equip them to be biblically literate readers. 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 mesh 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 and small group leaders) discern what is excellent from what is unhealthy, helping to create robust, shrewd, and literate young adults.

While the writing is at times dull – simple narrative—Roberts covers the key bases in a mere 155 pages. This book is a must for your bookshelf, especially if you have or lead teens. And maybe if you lead adults…

About the Author:
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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