Friday, September 5, 2008

Twlight Zone

Everyone seems to be reading these "Twilight" books.  I broke down today (after being told by numerous people that I HAD to read them) and bought them (FYI Doug - I bought some books on Amazon), so soon I will be in the Twilight Zone.  Even some of the seminary kids have them at school.  My friends from Pocatello had countdowns to the last book on their blogs and everything.  They were shocked to find out I had never heard of the books before.

After reading a little on Amazon, I was surprised to find the author is Mormon.  I had no idea that this book that the world is in love with was written by a member of the church.  Huh... that will add a new look on things when I read the books.

Finally, I wanted everyone to be able to see this video.  A photographer named Mark Mabry has recreated some of the scenes of Christ's life in the most incredible photographs you could ask for.  I especially love the one of Christ's baptism.  I think it better portrays the event than the picture the church puts out.  Okay, I especially like all of them, but my lesson today was Matthew 3 and Luke 3, both of which are the story of Christ's baptism, so I guess today, I am partial.  Check out www.reflectionsofChrist.org for video clips of the making of the photos and another short video.  The display is traveling and will be in Salt Lake October 4-5 in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.  It is free, so someone needs to go for me since I can't be there - please. 

7 comments:

Amy said...

I've never read them either but Time Magazine had an article on the Twilight author recently. Apparently she does a great job of making a sexy "romance" novel that's high on the tension without the typical ... well, sex part.

Emily said...

I LOVE THE TWILIGHT SERIES! I read them all in 1 week.

David, Heidi, Alex and Kennedy said...

I am so excited that you are staring the Twilight series. This whole time you have had no idea what you are missing. David says I "change" when I read the books. i become all romantic and sexy... like I wasn't that before!

Landon & Mandi said...

I just finished the series. It is good, she does do a nice job with the sex parts, but I was told that part was really bad, so I expect worse high. Just try hard to get through the first book it can be slow but it picks up. You will like them. Just be prepared to have a messy house until you finish them!!

Anonymous said...

It's funny that Mandi thinks the first one is slow-that one has been my favorite so far but I am still reading the last one and it is pretty darn good. I do remember Mandi saying she was a Jacob fan and I am an Edward fan so that could be the reason for our difference in opinion of the first book. She probably liked the second while I didn't like the second much. So, will you be an Edward or Jacob fan?....that is the big question. And yes, I really enjoyed the Mormon's perspective of sex.

Anonymous said...

that was JoLynne

Anonymous said...

Jacob and I watched the video clip together, he will be 8 on Oct 1 and then baptized on Oct 11th. Where has the time gone, Jamie