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The Gospel According to Harry Potter: Spirituality in the Stories of the World's Most Famous Seeker

Connie Neal

ISBN 10: 0664226019 / 0-664-22601-9
ISBN 13: 9780664226015
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
In a book that is sure to delight Harry Potter fans and spiritual seekers alike, Connie Neal embarks on an exploration into J.K. Rowling's created world of magic and mystery and enumerates more than fity "Potteran" themes that can be seen as glimmers of the Christian gospel. With an arsenal of charming allusions and parallels, Neal persuasively demonstrates that Harry Potter need not be rejected as a threat to the Christian faith, as some have claimed. Written accessibly in short three- to four-page chapters, Neal's The Gospel According to Harry Potter is both a much-needed stroke of interpretive genius and a fascinating reflection on our time's most popular literary series. This is a must-read for everyone intrigued by the Harry Potter phenomenon.

Review:
Why did I write this book? It began as a counterpoint to one idea being put forward by anti-Potter critics. It's the idea that just because they can look into the Harry Potter books trying to find things they correlate to real-world occult practics, and find some, that proves the Harry Potter books are about witchcraft. I disagree with that idea.

What if I can use the same techniques of interpretation and selective reading, but go in looking for the Christian gospel? If I am able to find numerous parallels, would that prove that is what Harry Potter is all about? (No.) I think it proves a point J.K. Rowling made.

When asked about accusations that she was using Harry Potter to lure children into Satanism, she flatly denied it. She said, "People tend to find books what they look to find."

I must say I agree! So, to those who ask How could You? or Why bother? I answer: With all the uproar over Harry Potter in Christian circles, with all the wonderful parallels to the Gospel waiting to be pointed out, and with my desire to help people who've been turned off by traditional ways of communicating the message, I couldn't resist.

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