The Premise

Everyone has their big deal. Mine is finding God in secular media. I never thought much of fiction books until I read Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series about vampires, werewolves, and eternal love.

It left such a mark on me, I decided to write about it here. I understand that not everyone will share my sentiments, and that’s ok. My hope is that others will learn as much as I have and end up closer to God than before.

These devotionals do contain SPOILERS for those who have not read the series. That being said, my observations and quotations, though covering the series, should not be considered a substitute for reading the series yourself. On the contrary, having discussed the books with several spiritually-minded friends, each found their own insights, and places in which they felt the Lord speaking to them personally. Additionally, many parts will likely make no sense to someone who hasn’t read at least part of the series.

I highly recommend these books, and that they be read with an open heart and mind. Had I denied myself the opportunity, I’m sure God could have still taught me the things I learned from Twilight, but I do believe it would have taken me longer to understand them.

I am so grateful that Stephenie Meyer wrote these books. I hope you as a reader will find inspiration in them as well.

Of course, my posts (my writing) are (c) 2009 – Sarah Baker. All excerpts are (c) and owned by Stephenie Meyer/ Hachette/ Little, Brown books, as the case may be.

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~ by sarahthebaker on November 10, 2009.

6 Responses to “The Premise”

  1. i want to thank you for these devotions your putting up.
    I am a youth pastor from PA who enjoys twilight and has several girls in my youth group that are almost obsessed with the books.
    Would i be able to share these with my youth group at some point?

    Thank you!

    • Hey There,

      Thanks for writing. It means a lot to know that these are helpful, especially to youth ministers. If you or your group have any suggestions to make these better, I’d love to hear them.
      You can absolutely share these. Please do. I write a new one every other day, and have plans to work my way through the entire series.

      Thanks again.
      – Sarah

  2. Sarah, I found this blog by tracking a click on my recent Esther’s Petition entry about God’s great risk. I have loved the Twilight books since first learning of them, and I’m not a teenager.

    I have a different take on why some Christians DO like the Twilight story and DO like “good” vampires such as the Cullen family.

    What will humans on earth be like after Jesus returns to reign for 1000 years? Some will still be mortal. Others will be immortal…

    Bette Cox (http://www.estherspetition.wordpress.com)

    • Hi Bette, Thanks for commenting and for bringing up this subject. Going beyond the obvious good vs. evil message of Twilight, I believe it does deal with a lot of “what ifs?” of eternity: what will our “new bodies” really look like? Will we have special abilities? There have been stories told by those who’ve had near-death/heaven experiences, coming back to tell of additional colors they have never seen on Earth (as Bella sees in Breaking Dawn).
      It also deals with the whole “supernatural-ness” (I think I just made up a word…go me!) of God: He IS supernatural, He always has been. We are meant to do the same works and “even greater” works than He did (John 14:12), and as such, we have to embrace the supernatural. Who really knows what the afterlife will look like and how we will live in it? I just know I can trust the One Who is leading us there. – Sarah

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this devotion. Thanks for sharing.

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