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Spellbound: The Paranormal Seduction of Today’s Kids
By Marcia Montenegro, of Christian Answers for the New Age
(Cook/Life Journey, Sep. 1, 2006)
Foreword by Norman Geisler, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary
Have you ever wished there was a book on the occult written from a Christian viewpoint, with suggestions on how to talk about this to your kids or teens? Well, such a book now exists, Spellbound: The Paranormal Seduction of Today’s Kids.
This book is for:
- Sunday School teachers
- Youth Pastors
- Youth Leaders and workers
- ….And anyone who would like to know how to recognize the occult in our culture, as well as a solid biblical view of and response to the occult
Marcia Montenegro was asked by Cook to write this book as a guide for parents and other interested adults. The book covers what exactly the occult is, how it’s being packaged and marketed in our culture, and how to talk to children and teens about the occult. It can now be pre-ordered on some book sites.
The book’s information comes from Marcia’s many years of participation in New Age, Eastern, and occult beliefs; her practice as a professional astrologer for 8 of those years, including teaching astrology; extensive reading and research of New Age and occult materials; and experiences and contacts she had in the New Age/occult community for over 15 years.
Additionally, since becoming a Christian, Marcia’s knowledge in these areas has been supplemented by her contacts, reading, and research through her ministry, CANA/Christian Answers for the New Age. Since 1994, she has written on these topics for Christian periodicals, has been interviewed on radio shows and for publications, and has lectured on these areas around the country.
The publisher, Cooks Communications Ministries, describes Spellbound as follows:
Our culture is saturated with the supernatural. TV shows such as Medium, Charmed, and Lost all have an “other-worldly” theme. Most of them blur the lines between good and evil. This past year was a “record” year for Hollywood in the production of films that dealt with the supernatural/paranormal. While we can choose our entertainment, our kids don’t often have the luxury of choosing whether to be exposed to these things at school.
This book seeks to present a lucid and comprehensive examination of the paranormal and occult by breaking down the principles of paranormal practices, giving key points about the practices so that parents can readily identify them. The book discusses the occult view of supernatural energy and of good and evil, and how these concepts are seen in some popular literature and movies. The book also explains the dangers and gives a biblical basis for concern. Christian parents need to be equipped to discuss these matters with their children!
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First published (or major update) on Tuesday, August 22, 2006.
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