The Gospel According to Harry Potter: Spirituality in the Stories of the World's Most Famous Seeker
The Gospel According to Harry Potter Spirituality in the Stories of the World's Most Famous Seeker Author:Connie Neal In a book that is sure to delight Harry Potter fans and spiritual seekers alike, author and Potter enthusiast Connie Neal dives into the Harry Potter series looking for the Christian Gospel. Does she find it? Yes! In this, her exploration of J.K. Rowlings created world of magic and mystery, Neal enumerates more than fifty "Potteran" themes... more » that can be seen as glimmers of the 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. Rather, she finds, the lessons in Harry Potter not only echo many of the stories in the Bible but also reinforce the central messages of Christianity. Written accessibly in short three- to four-page chapters, Neals The Gospel According to Harry Potter is both a much-needed stroke of interpretive genius and a fascinating reflection on our times most popular literary series. This is a must-read for everyone intrigued by the Harry Potter phenomenon!« less
We used this book in a Sunday School class. It's an interesting read. The author compares aspects of the Harry Potter stories to stories/precepts taught in the Bible. My only complaint is that I found some of the precepts a bit repetitive. She uses several incidents in HP to relate the same Biblical principles... A good Christian perspective on the "world's most famous seeker"