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Anne Rice is one of the most widely read authors in the world. Her bestsellers—most notably, her series of gothic books called "The Vampire Chronicles"—have sold over 100 million copies. After spending most of her adult life a self-described atheist, Rice converted back to Christianity in 1996. She has since focused her writing efforts on religious-themed works. Her newest book is entitled Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana. She recently allowed the readers of Time magazine to ask her whatever they wished for an interactive piece called “10 Questions.” When one reader asked about the reasons behind her conversion, Rice summed up her journey in these words:

“Americans like to believe we turn to religion because of an accident or the loss of a loved one, but in my case it was simply the culmination of searching. I wrestled with a lot of theological questions, and then one afternoon, I thought, I love you—I want to come back to you.”