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From the Bookshelf: What’s a Christian to Do with Harry Potter? by Connie Neal

Tuesday, 21 February 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

Non-Fiction: Christianity. Paperback from Waterbrook Press. Published in 2001. 202 pages. Purchased at Baker Books.

A few weeks ago someone I know was making comments about how Satan is working through Harry Potter. I would tend to agree, but probably not in the way she is thinking. Satan uses a lot of good things to stir up trouble, including the Bible. That doesn’t mean the thing itself is bad. It’s what we do with it. And plenty has been done in reaction to the Harry Potter series that seems a lot like the work of Satan to me.

This book is a very balanced look at the Harry Potter series. For anyone out there wanting to read something about the series that is not over-reactionary, this is an excellent book.

Publisher’s summary:
Answers to the Burning Questions Christian Parents, Educators, and Others Are Asking about Harry Potter.

In the world of publishing, few successes have equaled that of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series—magical stories centered on one boy’s adventures at Hogwarts, a school for witchcraft and wizardry. Yet this popular series presents a perplexing—even divisive—challenge to the Christian community. Although the books present a clear picture of the epic battle between good and evil, they appear to support the use of magic and have had a controversial impact on our culture. As a result, many of us are wondering, “How should I respond to this Harry Potter thing?”

FIND OUT WHAT THE HARRY POTTER BOOKS REALLY SAY ABOUT WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY.

HEAR WHAT CHRISTIANS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE DEBATE ARE SAYING ABOUT HARRY POTTER—AND DECIDE WHAT YOU BELIEVE.

LEARN HOW YOU CAN USE THE SERIES TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD FROM REAL OCCULT INFLUENCES.

In What’s a Christian to Do with Harry Potter?, you’ll explore the valid concerns some Christians have about the series, sort out the fact and fiction at the center of the debate, discover biblical answers that may surprise you, and learn how you can tap into this powerful cultural phenomenon to help advance the kingdom of God.

To peruse on Powells, click here: What’s a Christian to Do with Harry Potter?
To view on amazon.co.uk, click here: What’s a Christian to Do with Harry Potter?
on amazon.com, click here: What’s a Christian to Do with Harry Potter?
and on Audible.com, here: sorry, not available on audio

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  1. Monday, 3 May 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I enjoyed Connie Neal’s books on the Harry Potter series very much. Another book that may be of interest to you is The Lord of the Hallows: Christian Symbolism and Themes in J. K. Rowling’s Hary Potter. Visit my blog at http://phoenixweasley.wordpress.com for more information.

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