Touched by a Vampire

Discovering the Hidden Messages in the Twilight Saga

by Beth Felker Jones


People around the world are asking the same question, enraptured with Edward and Bella’s forbidden romance in the Twilight Saga, a four-book serial phenomenon written by Stephenie Meyer. The bestsellers tell the story of a regular girl’s relationship with a vampire who has chosen to follow his “good” side. But the Saga isn’t just another fantasy–it’s teaching girls about love, sex, and purpose. With 48 million copies in print and a succession of upcoming blockbuster films, now is the time to ask the important question: Can vampires teach us about God’s plan for love?

Touched by a Vampire is the first book to investigate the themes of the Twilight Saga from a Biblical perspective. Some Christian readers have praised moral principles illustrated in the story, such as premarital sexual abstinence, which align with Meyer’s Mormon beliefs. But ultimately, Beth Felker Jones examines whether the story’s redemptive qualities outshine its darkness.

Cautionary, thoughtful, and challenging, Touched by a Vampire is written for Twilight fans, parents, teachers, and pop culture enthusiasts. It includes an overview of the series for those unfamiliar with the storyline and a discussion guide for small groups.

Recent Reviews

Christian Response Doesn't Focus On All The Negatives

Richard Jones

3 Stars

Beth Jones takes you through the entire Twilight Saga and pulls out the good and bad with her discussion guide: Touched by a Vampire. Within these pages, you will discover the hidden messages in the Twilight books...or so the title…

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Hidden Messages Revealed

LadyD Books

5 Stars

Beth Felker Jones does a superb job of dissolving the illusion and deception of what love is not and lays a clear foundation for the reader of what is truth and light that can be found in God's love through Jesus Christ. The book made me…

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Touched By A Vampire

Terri Cureton

4 Stars

Touched By A Vampire By: Beth Felker Jones If you are a Twilight fan or the parent of a teenager who is a fan, you will want to examine the Saga through a biblical lens. Touched by a…

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Good Food For Thought If Your Twilight Fan is Lacking in Discernment

Beth Maddrey

3 Stars

I think that most people understand that the Twilight books should not be used as anything other than a fun afternoon's reading (well, maybe weekend's reading as they're all so thick) - they don't reflect the real world, they don't…

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Touched by a Vampire

Chuck Jonas

4.5 Stars

If you are dealing with those who are into the whole Twilight saga, this is a great tool! Beth Felker Jones, in her book "Touched by a Vampire", does an outstanding job of how to deal with thoses, espically young…

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