Anne Rice (search), the renowned author of "Interview with the Vampire" (search) and 24 other best-sellers, says she's turned from writing about tortured souls to saving souls.

"I promised that from now on I would write only for the Lord," Rice, 64, tells Newsweek.

In two weeks, her latest book, "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt," (search) a novel about the 7-year-old Jesus, will hit the stands.