Looking for God in Harry Potter

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Tyndale House Publishers, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 234 pages
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For the latest edition of this book that covers all 7 Harry Potter novels, see How Harry Cast His Spell.
John Granger, a Christian, a teacher of classic literature, and a father of seven children, explores the surprising reasons J. K. Rowling's books are so popular and examines what the author believes are strong Christian themes throughout the Harry Potter books. Granger helps readers understand the classic literary devices used in the Potter books and contends that Rowling is writing in the tradition of Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. Are they just a good read, or do they nourish the soul as well?

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Magic, Fantasy with a Christian Worldview

User Review  - Kathy - Christianbook.com

Twelve years ago I was confronted by our then extreme, right wing, homeschooling mommy neighbor with accusations that "Harry Potter is evil, he is the antichrist." Sadly our neighbor had not read ... Read full review

User Review  - Christian Teacher - Christianbook.com

I strongly dislike this book. God's Word is very clear about the issue of witchcraft. This issue is not up to interpretation, it's clear. Look up every verse about witchcraft listed in a concordance ... Read full review

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John Granger is a teacher of classic literature and much-interviewed expert on Harry Potter. His self-published book on Potter received critical praise from such notables as John Warwick Montgomery, considered by many to be our generation's most important apologist for biblical Christianity. Granger lives with his wife and seven children in Port Townsend, Washington.

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