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From the bookshelf

When Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire came out, thousands of youth in Britain and North America rushed to claim their copies. But not all people are under the spell of this wizard-in-training. Some parents and conservative religious leaders say author J.K. Rowling promotes witchcraft. Is the fad behind Harry Potter bad?

Actually, an excursion into Harry's world of wizards, muggles, quidditch and evil sorcerers can reinforce Christian values. The magic is just a means to an end. Rowling simply knows how to make the lesson entertaining.

Harry isn't only fun for youth — parents enjoy the books equally.


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