An email from Anne Rice

25 Mar

I emailed Anne Rice, the author of Christ the Lord, to tell her that I enjoyed her work. I wanted to encourage her because I did not think that she was doing violence to her career. I believe that God is going to bless her work. I have told other people that I think that Christ the Lord is the literary equivalent to Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. Mel took a career risk in producing that film and God blessed him. I hope that God will bless Anne in the same way.

Anyway, here are the two email that I received from Anne:

From: Anne Rice []
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 9:08 PM
To: Derek Vreeland
Subject: Re: Thank you for risking “violence” to your career

Rev. Vreeland, that is a beautiful letter, and the sort of letter of which an author dreams. I’m working on a second book now, The Road to Cana. I figure it will take at least four books for me to do what I have determined to do. I deeply appreciate your positive words, your generosity and your encouragment. And will click on the review now. Take care and deepest thanks. Anne.

From: Anne Rice []
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 9:11 PM
To: Derek Vreeland
Subject: Just read the review. May we link from my website?

Thank you! That was wonderful. You don’t know what you did for me. And I agree with you, no, Jesus did not sin at all in this novel, nor will He sin in any future novel written by me. As Mark says, “He felt the power go out of Him….” That’s what happened. Take care and thank you so much, Anne Rice.

And yes, I gave her permission to link to my blog. How cool is that! Look for the link on her webage at

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Posted by on March 25, 2006 in Life



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