October 13 2009 Christian Literature Newsletter
Hopefully, everyone is staying well! I know several people who are under the weather from the flu. Having just gotten over a month of being sick, I can relate and am keeping all of you in my prayers.
With halloween approaching, I searched high and low for books that dealt with the Christian perspective. Christian Book Distributors has some, but none of the local bookstores. Since time seemingly slipped away from me, I didn't have enough time to order from cbd.com. Rather, let me say this about Halloween. In his book, The Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide, Dr. James Dobson states we should leave the occult out of the celebration and let every family decide if it is appropriate for them. This seems to parallel earlier discussions that we had in the christian literature forum about fantasy and our children. It is a holiday with pagan origins. Christians are divided about the appropriateness of trick or treating and alternate harvest celebrations.
If you are looking for a cute book for your preschooler to explain harvest festivals vs trick or treating, check out The Best Fall Festival Ever by Nell Navillus.
This week's review dealt with how to recognize and address new age rhetoric:
New Age Lies Exposed
Doesn't the promise of being able to harness the power of the universe sound good? What about being able to mediate to a higher state? We've heard these claims and others, but are the in agreement with the scriptures?
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Lyn Sedmina, Christian Literature Editor
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