Gray Matter Books has announced the release of it’s newest title, THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD. The debut release from author, John K. Bucher Jr., the title explores faith and the rise of the vampire in popular culture. THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD will be available in local bookstores and amazon.com.
Pop culture has been consumed by vampires. In the perils of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the rising metaphoric creatures of HBO’s hit show, True Blood , we see culture crying out for transcendence, connection with the supernatural and immortality. If we continue to examine, we can even see many intersections and alignments with the Christian faith. There is Power in the Blood examines God in places throughout this corner of pop culture where perhaps we had not noticed Him revealing His self before.
About the Author
John Bucher is a writer, award-winning filmmaker and culture communicator with a passion for using technology and storytelling to impact the culture.
He has produced film, television and video programming in more than 30 countries around the world including Iraq, Mongolia, China and Morocco and participated in government-sponsored film programs in locations as diverse as Havana, Cuba. His documentary work on AIDS in Africa received both Telly and Omni Awards.
He has served as the head of Communications and Film at Nyack College on both their Nyack , NY and Manhattan campuses and continues to teach in the school’s on-line program. He has served as the Executive Director for the Damah Film Festival, based in Los Angeles, CA., the largest spiritually based film festival in the world.
Currently, John teaches at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center. He also serves as the Director for Story Development for the Global Short Film Network, an international organization producing short films intended to spark spiritual discussions.
His photography has appeared in Rob Bell’s Drops Like Stars. His films have appeared in New York’s NewFilmmakers Festival and LA’s Mockfest. His writing has appeared in Heaven’s Hip Hop Magazine and Christian Retailing. He has taught seminars on story, film and pop culture on five continents.
Finally, John owns Sideshow Media Group, a culture communications company based in Hollywood, California, whose clients have included organizations ranging from Verve Music Group to The US Figure Skating Association to The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to State Farm Insurance to George Clooney.