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Trade Paperback
208 pages
Apr 2005
Destiny Image Publishers

Hour of the Witch: Harry Potter, Wicca Witchcraft and the Bible

by Steve Wohlberg

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Steve Wohlberg’s Hour of the Witch makes a compelling case against the potentially damaging influence the Harry Potter series on readers young and old. Essentially, Wohlberg relates the truth behind the fiction. Citing people, places, and paraphernalia commonly know to occult practitioners stealthily--and in some cases, not so stealthily--portrayed in the series.

Host of the nationally syndicated World News and the Bible radio show, Steve Wohlberg is also the director for Endtime Insights Ministry. Wohlberg presents the arguments for the Potter series—‘any reading is good reading’—and then debunks it. By presenting the morals in the Potter context, Wohlberg makes a strong case. Asking questions like: Is unity among witches really a value we want our children to learn? Supporters argue that the series promotes values like unity, friendship, and good versus evil. By looking at each argument, quoting the series, contrasting it with the Bible, and revealing the underlying occult details (via history and occult texts), Wohlberg’s arguments are not unfounded.

Wohlberg essentially states that the Harry Potter series is a gateway to desensitizing children to occult practices and practitioners. By promoting the dark arts in a compelling underdog story, readers can easily make the jump from this “harmless” fictional reality to dabbling in occult practices. Uncanny coincidence? Wohlberg says no. It is the plan of the enemy to taint the minds of children and adults longing for recognition, understanding, protection, and power.

As one not inclined to Christian hysterics, I found the book to be written with a levelheaded, objective style. It was intended not only to enlighten readers of the content of the Potter series, but to make them aware of the vast network of darkness waiting to sate your child’s growing interest in sorcery. Wohlberg offers sound wisdom and biblical guidelines about witches, witchcraft, how to deal with sorcery, and protecting your family. I highly recommend this book for those whose children are Harry Potter fans, for those who have no opinion on the Harry Potter series, as well as those who are fans themselves. Pastors, Youth Ministers, and laymen all would benefit from reading this book. -- Suzanne Rae Deshchidn, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Gazing down to Earth's last days with heavenly vision, the Bible's last book predicts, "Through sorcery all nations were deceived" (Revelation 18:23). This is no fictitious pronouncement, but the ominous truth about the end-time. Kids, teenagers, and adults around the world have become fascinated with mysterious energies flowing through witches. In rapidly increasing numbers, young and old are visiting popular witchcraft web sites, buying spell books, joining covens, mixing potions, and practicing magic. The best-selling series of children's books ever written is Harry Potter, a tale about a young sorcerer. Most parents view Harry Potter as harmless entertainment, yet others are certain dark spiritual forces lurk beneath those magic-made-fun pages. This book offers penetrating insights into this apocalyptic phenomenon as it explores the controversial worlds of Wicca Witchcraft, Harry Potter, and the Bible.