Harry Potter and the Bible: The Menace behind the Magickby Richard Abanes
Characterized by astronomical publishing
Harry Potter books are flying off the shelves of secular bookstores at an astonishing rate. Some evangelicals are buying them, too. Should Christian parents be exposing their children to these "wizard-in-training" manuals? Is there a sinister side to Harry Potter and his pals that is spiritually dangerous for young readers?
Characterized by astronomical publishing statistics, controversy and opposing voices, the Potter phenomenon begs the title question of this book: Is it harmless fantasy or is it a dangerous fascination? The book responds by cataloguing the various forms of occultism included in the first four books, offering scriptural responses and discussing the psychological and spiritual dangers associated with the Rowling volumes.
Author Biography: As a nationally recognized cult researcher/specialist, Richard Abanes has appeared on numerous radio and television talk shows and written for such magazines as Christianity Today, Charisma, Ministries Today, and others. From 1997 to 2000, he served on the staff of Southern California's Saddleback Church as a minister/teacher, worship leader and Director of Creative Arts. He has produced two full-length CDs. This is his ninth book.
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