A Parent's Guide to Harry Potter

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InterVarsity Press, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 112 pages
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Harry Potter has captivated the imagination of millions of children. And Harry Potter has caused controversy in churches and schools. What's a parent to do with the magical, mystical world of Harry and his friends?Gina Burkart chose to read the books with her own children. As they read together, she discovered many parallels between Christian faith and the themes of these books. Indeed, the escapades of Harry Potter sparked significant conversation between Burkart and her kids.In this helpful, entertaining guide, Burkart shows how Harry Potter fits into the tradition of fairy tale writing and how this type of literature aids in building a moral framework. She highlights specific situations and emotions from Harry's world that children face in their own life, such as fear, anger, bullies, diversity and the choice of good over evil.Instead of magic words or easy answers, Burkart offers solid, practical advice for helping parents and children navigate Harry Potter's world--and our own--together.
 

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A number of Christian books in the last few years have debated the Harry question: are J.K. Rowling's Potter books fodder for moral development, or do they steer children toward the occult? Burkart's ... Read full review

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A parents guide to harry potter
Harry potter guide for parents is a wonderful book that you will want to read again and again

Contents

Foreword by Connie Neal
9
Introduction
11
What Children Can Learn from Harry Potter 1 The Harry Hype
15
More Than a Story
23
The Modern Fairy Tale
29
Discussing Fantasy with Children
38
Morals Not Magic
52
The Real Issues in Harry Potter
65
Battling Bullies
79
Delving into Diversity
83
Hiding Hurts
87
Letting Go of Anger
90
Getting Help
94
Choosing Good over Evil
99
The Power of Love
104
Facing Spiritual Battles
107

Talking About Harry Potter with Your Children
71
Dealing with Traumatic Experiences
73
Facing Fears
77
Notes
109
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