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SHOULD CHRISTIANS READ HARRY POTTER? or fantasy in general? should kids read Harry Potter?

I often get asked my thoughts on whether or not Christians should read Harry Potter (or fantasy in general).

Earlier this year I read the Harry Potter series for the first time in my life to try to answer that question.

In this video I am sharing some of my thoughts and convictions.


SHOULD CHRISTIANS READ HARRY POTTER? or fantasy in general? should kids read Harry Potter?



Here’s the Harry Potter age guide I’ve used.


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  1. Chantel, thank you for all you are doing! I had never watched anything on youtube until recently. I was thrilled to find videos about books and reading but could not connect with any of the people or most of the books they are reading until i found you! Its so fun and helpful and enjoyable to find some one with Christian values but also curious reading desires! Your you tube has lead me to this blog site where I watched your Harry Potter video. I loved your answers! I am a mom of 5. I set myself on a Newbery Challenge about a year ago. I am really struggling with the Dark Is Rising series! I dont like it for children, or myself. I read the first 2 because if a Newbery winner is in a series i am reading them up to the winner. I was just wondering if had read those and had any perpective like you did for Harry Potter. Light does win over dark but the “church” is excused out of the scenario as it is powerless against the enemy. Anyway, God Bless you and thank you. Well, I do thank you but i have spent more.time watching your videos than i have reading for a week so quit distracting me!!! Kris

    1. Thanks so much for your comment! I am sorry for taking up all of your reading time but I appreciate you watching my videos! I’ve never read the Dark is Rising series so I can’t say anything about it, sorry I’m not helpful there.

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