Looking For God in Harry Potter (2nd Edition)
Has a hidden message been smuggled into the mind and heart of millions of children who read Harry Potter? Using his knowledge of classic literature, philosophy, and Christian tradition, John Granger has decoded what he believes is the secret message...
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Has a hidden message been smuggled into the mind and heart of millions of children who read Harry Potter? Using his knowledge of classic literature, philosophy, and Christian tradition, John Granger has decoded what he believes is the secret message of the Potter novels-a powerful message that could explain why the books have captivated the imagination of an entire generation. Looking for God in Harry Potter is a must-read for: Every Harry Potter fan who wants to know what's behind J. K. Rowling's inspiration and imagination Parents whose children are reading the Harry Potter books and who want to know more about what values the books teach Teachers and students who want to better understand the literary elements in Rowling's fiction-as well as the frequently overlooked theological references in her books Whether you love Harry or hate him, you'll find Looking for God in Harry Potter to be fascinating, thought-provoking reading. "You and I have need of the strongest spells that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness." C. S. Lewis
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?
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.