J.k. Rowling's Harry Potter series is uncontested as the greatest children's book phenomenon of all time. To date, the first four out of the projected series of seven have broken all sales records. More volumes are to come, plus Harry Potter school projects, a major film, games, merchandise, TV shows, websites - this is big business on a global scale and it can't be ignored.
Yet, while the world applauds, Christians are divided, and many are calling for the books to be banned from state schools and public libraries. These are, after all, books about witchcraft.
John Houghton is himself a writer of fantasy for children. In this book he offers an alternative to the secular wisdom on the conflict between good and evil. His considered critique offers timely and valuable insight for parents, teachers and all those involved in children's ministry.
This book is a must for all those who want to encourage a culturally literate, wise and godly generation who know how to have fun without regrets. [via]