What's a Christian to Do with Harry Potter?
By Connie Neal
(WaterBrook Press, Paperback, 9781578564712, 224pp.)
Publication Date: May 15, 2001
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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.
This book has not been prepared, approved, or licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties.
Connie Neal has written extensively on the Harry Potter debate for Today’s Christian Woman and the 700 Club’s Web site. She has authored numerous books, has coauthored titles with Bill McCartney of Promise Keepers and Stephen Arterburn of New Life Clinics, and has contributed to many Bible projects. Connie is a veteran church staff youth pastor and popular speaker who has toured with Women of Faith. She and her husband, Patrick, are the parents of three school-age children.