Anne Rice's Jesus

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Novelist Anne Rice made her name, fame and fortune on dark tales of vampires and illicit love. Her Vampire Chronicles, starting with "Interview with the Vampire" and her dark, blood-drawn hero Lestat, blossomed into a cultural phenomenon — and sold millions of books.

In 2002, after a religious conversion, Anne Rice vowed to devote her work as a writer to God. She's out now with her second big book putting the Anne Rice imagination — and devotion — to work on the life of Jesus. This time, Jesus at 30, coming to terms with divinity.

This hour, On Point: Anne Rice on her faith and path from vampire love to the Gospels.Guests:

Anne Rice, novelist, her new book is "Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana."

Bill Leonard, dean of the Divinity School and professor of church history at Wake Forest University.

This program aired on March 13, 2008.


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