Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter answers these vital questions --
How to: belong; be a friend and treat your friends; love your neighbor; cope with family; know who you are; use your gifts and resources; manage your time; find your calling; appreciate yourself; choose your battles; choose your partners; overcome loss, depression, or despair; endure rejection and persecution; forgive the unforgivable; let go of worry; live in the light; find courage; face death; get to heaven.
Why to: tell the truth; practice humility; value others; invest in people; act in love; ask for help; rely on mentors; recognize the power of words; be abnormal; trust your friends; share your dreams; face uncomfortable truth; speak uncomfortable truth; choose sides; take risks; trust your beliefs; sacrifice; look forward to eternity.
What to: fear; treasure; do with freedom; expect from prayer.
When to: turn away from your errors
What's more, you'll find insights into such issues as: revenge vs. justice; the dangers of jealousy; the meaning and power of covenants; mistaking the messenger for the message; the importance of the soul; the source of real power.
To fail to read Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter is to commit a grave error.
|Publisher:||Hickey and McGee|
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About the Author
Nicole L Rivera is a graduate of Perelandra College, which is where she began writing The Parable of Harry Potter series. She has a passion for using stories, parables, to explore faith and values in order to help herself and others understand Biblical truth and values in deep and entertaining ways. When not re-reading the Harry Potter series for the umpteenth time Nicole enjoys ruining movies for her husband by analyzing every line and plot twist, playing with her rescue puppy Gizmo, and consuming inadvisably large amounts of chocolate.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I used to look at certain things and decide if they were of this world or heaven sent. Yet the one thing I realized is that while the enemy can use everything to bring about our own fall and for his purpose, the God of Heaven can do the same thing. While there has been an ongoing debate over whether Christians should watch Harry Potter or not based on their ability to cast spells and battle the darkness as witches and wizards, I firmly believe goodness can come from the dark if we are willing to use spiritual discernment and biblical wisdom. The very best thing that can come from it is a conversation starter about our faith which is always a great open door to take. In Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter by Nicole L. Rivera, a Devotion for the Wizarding World, that incorporates parts of the books from the entire Harry Potter series and finds a life application for its use from the Bible to help draw the positive points to the light. "I originally entitled this book, The Parable of Harry Potter, because I believe the Harry Potter story is a parable of Christian values and of the Christ-story, whether intended by the author or not. I hope this book will act as a tool for Harry Potter fans to grow deeper in their faith and explore faith in Christ for the first time. All are welcome!" (Note on Parables). With over 80 different devotions from all of the books in the Harry Potter series, you are bound to find something that you can relate to, from Harry being chosen to attend Hogwarts while living as an unwanted orphan in the Dursley's home, we find that God has a true purpose in all of our lives that only we can fulfill. Each devotions captures dialogue from the books along with the general idea of the story at that point and how the character is dealing with issues. It then finds a great biblical scripture or scriptures to point out how God's Word offers comfort to those who are seeking to find greatness and light in their own lives. Such devotion titles include: "Becoming a Friend," "Nearly Headless Nick's Longing to Belong," "The Time Turner," "Hermoine's Advice," "Lupin's Act of Love," "Power the Dark Lord Knows Not,""The Parable of Severus Snape," are just some of what you will find inside. I received Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter by Nicole L. Rivera, compliments of Hickey's Books and Potter Wars for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation aside from a free copy of this book, in exchange for my personal honest review of the product. Being a huge fan of not only the Harry Potter movies but more so the books, I love that Nicole found a way to use the lessons we can find in the series, to showcase the very parables and lessons the Bible teaches. With scripture to back it up as well as applicable lessons from the Bible we can see how you can put the two together and come away with something great! For me, I'd rate this one a 4 out of 5 stars in my opinion and would make an exceptional gift for any Harry Potter fan!