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Mass Paperback
48 pages
Aug 2008
Harvest House Publishing

The Facts on Halloween

by John Ankerberg

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Ghouls and ghosties, Druids and Samhain, trick or treat and jack o’ lanterns, witches and poltergeists – ever wonder where Halloween originated and if it is just fun or linked with Satan? The answers are in this book. In fact, this Facts on Halloween contains a wide range of deep, well-researched answers. Eminently qualified for the job – Ankerberg has a D. Min. and is versed in church history and the philosophy of Christian thought; Weldon sports two doctorates and majors in contemporary religious movements; and Burroughs has co-authored several books on modern Christian and world problems – the authors fully annotate there assertions. The footnotes provide many titles for further reading. Starting out with the many-faceted, worldwide history of Halloween, the book segues into a Christian and biblical analysis of Halloween. There’s an interesting look at all the spirits and spooks and a challenging look at honoring God. Subjects such as human sacrifice, media and big business involvement, and contemporary witchcraft are well examined. All statements are backed by scripture references and examples from germane texts.

As Christians move into a world some judge as post-Christian, we need to make hard decisions about how we will serve our Lord. Facts on Halloween presents a wide range of data for deciding about this particular arena. A book useful to all Christians, whether sitting in the congregation or working on the front lines, Facts on Halloween will appeal to middle school through adult readers. It will find use in group discussions, individual studies, as a reference book, and added to libraries. Approach it with an open mind. Full of facts about Halloween, it does not try to force you to any conclusion, but rather gives you the information you need to make an informed decision concerning this holiday. – Donna Eggett,

Book Jacket:

John Ankerberg, John Weldon, and Dillon Burroughs team up to revise and update The Facts on Halloween, a significant book from the popular Facts On Series (more than 1.9 million copies of books from this series sold). Known for their extensive research and Bible knowledge, these authors offer readers the essential facts they need to evaluate and discuss today’s issues regarding Halloween, a widely popular event in which children and progressively more adults participate. The concise, easy–to–follow information helps readers answer such questions as:

  • When and where did Halloween originate?
  • What customs come from pagan beliefs?
  • What should Christians know if they choose to participate in this event?

Parents trying to establish wholesome family traditions and people who are concerned about this growing holiday will find what they are looking for in The Facts on Halloween—easy–to–understand, factual, and relevant information.