The Harry Potter Book Series by J. K. Rowling (Bad Fruit) ~With a Side Note on Christians and Halloween
As stated in the “Disclaimers and Copyright” page, this occult fantasy series, by J. K. Rowling, will be posted in The Berean Library® for access to the helpful book reviews which reveal the spiritual dangers of such material. Marcia Montenegro, who offers these reviews (below), is a former professional astrologer, New Ager and practicing occultist. You can read more about her background here.
Harry Potter is not typical merchandise sold in Christian bookstores, of course. Then again, there is at least one named Logos Bookstore, in Oak Park, IL, that does!
The bottom line: God calls His people to be holy like Him; set apart from the wickedness of the world (Leviticus 19:2; 1 Pt 1:16; James 4:4). Believers are not to have anything to do with sorcery (magic), witchcraft (divination) or necromancy (consulting mediums, spiritists for communicating with the dead) (Lv 19:26; Dt. 18:9-14; Isa 8:19; Gal 5:20; Rev 21:8). Such things are “detestable” to the LORD. They are ”evil” and “provoke the LORD to anger” as Manasseh did (2 Ch 33:6).
Sisters, we are encouraged from 1 Jn 5:4 to be an overcomer of the world and all its temptations and distractions that wage war against us and our souls, “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.” And that faith is the eternal gift of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rom 6:23), which is joined with repentance (Acts 20:21).
Marcia Montenegro’s Reviews, From Christian Answers for the New Age (CANA):
Also recommended is Marcia’s book, Spellbound ~The Paranormal Seduction of Today’s Kids