Sunday, December 18, 2005
Review: "Christ the Lord Out of Egypt" by Anne Rice

My favorite program on EWTN is Sunday Night Live with Father Benedict Groeschel. Today he had several words of wisdom and one of which was on Anne Rice's new book, "Christ the Lord, Out of Egypt". And, Fr. Benedict reminded viewers that this book is fiction. It is a work of religious fiction with Anne Rice's opinions on some issues and the Church's on others.

Let me explain. The book does teach some Church's firm truths, but some areas go further than the Gospel. One such instance is the Presentation of the Lord, where Anne Rice writes that Christ, as a child then, did not yet know He was the Son of God. Pope St. Pius X condemned the assertion that Christ did not always possess the consciousness of His Messianic dignity as a error in a list of errors (Lamentabili).

Above all else, remember that the Gospel should always be our main source for the truth on Jesus Christ.

This book is not recommended by me.

3 comment(s):

del_button December 19, 2005 at 1:44 AM
Anonymous said...

I was nearly tempted to buy this book but refrained,in that I may retain bits and pieces and get myself confoozled lol.

I prefer to read actual accounts rather than 'fictionalised'. But I agree I think it's wonderful that Ms Rice has re-embraced her Faith.

I also agree about that Da Vinci book and had NO intention of buying or reading it at any time. It's total heresy!

In case I don't have time to read your blog this week.

May you have a blessed and Sacred Christmas Moneybags and wish you well in the New Year.

Peace of Christ to you ALL.


del_button December 19, 2005 at 6:18 AM
Matthew said...

Thank you, Marie. Peace to you as well this Christmas time.

del_button December 19, 2005 at 9:44 PM
Audrey Yu said...

I don't dare to touch that book of lies.. I heard that there's one Christian (from other denomination) who left the church after reading that book!! I pray that such situation will not happen with Catholics, especially the youths who are very easily influenced.

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