A Charmed Life: The Spirituality of Potterworld - Join this Bookring!

by Francis Bridger | Philosophy |
ISBN: 0385506651 Global Overview for this book
Registered by kayters of Lawrenceville, Georgia USA on 7/17/2003
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by kayters from Lawrenceville, Georgia USA on Thursday, July 17, 2003
Wow! This was an excellent novel that confirmed most of my thoughts regarding the Harry Potter phenomenon and how Christians should react to it. Being English, he has a unique perspective that is not often found in American churches. Bridger compares (as I have done when trying to explain my inordinate fondness for HP and why I don't condemn the series as being "of the Devil") Rowling's books to the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Narnia Chronicles. I thought he expounded on these comparisons as I would have liked to! This is an excellent companion to those who have read the Potter books and enjoyed them. A word of warning - this book does contain "spoiler" material for the books and if you have not read the series, you will find out many things that may spoil the reading for you. However, if you are a Christian who has not read the series out of prejudice or fear, please read this book and THEN read the Potter books. I hope you will come to a greater understanding of both those books and indeed our entire world. :)

Journal Entry 2 by kayters from Lawrenceville, Georgia USA on Saturday, July 26, 2003
Here is the book ring order for this book. Please PM the next person in line for their address when you are ready to release the book to them. If they do not respond within three days, PM them again. If they do not respond within a week of your first message, PM the person after them and contact me. I keep my book rings and rays open unless they get too unwieldy, so the order may change (I try to keep it geographically sensible.)

Ardy - PA
Wandeca - ON <----- currently in possession of
Fly46 - OH
HGranger - OH - wonder where *that* nickname came from?
MarciNYC - NJ
MLBish - IL
Nyisutter - MO
Marinaw - TX
AmberLee17 - CA
ShellyBelly - CA
Tamster33 - CA
OlysMom- WA
Averybaby - BC
RayneBair - AL
PChemPhD - FL
IrasCignavojo - Germany
Kayters - GA (home)

Journal Entry 3 by PHC from Richmond, Virginia USA on Sunday, August 10, 2003
. So far the book is relatively interesting. Although it does seem an attempt to try and Christianize the Harry Potter series, which in my opinion was not Rowlings intent. If, however, Bridger's work makes Harry more palatable to those who found him offensive, then 'Bravo! Job well done!'.

Journal Entry 4 by PHC from Richmond, Virginia USA on Sunday, September 14, 2003
Thanks for reminding me that I still have this book! I appologize that it wasn't mailed out weeks ago, when I had planned it to be. It will be on it's way to Ardy!

Journal Entry 5 by Ardy from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, September 24, 2003
received in the mail today- thank you!

Journal Entry 6 by Wandeca from Kitchener, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Came in today's mail...Thank for the fun Christmas card Ardy. So far it's my daughter's favorite card. I'll be reading the book in the next little while.

Journal Entry 7 by Wandeca from Kitchener, Ontario Canada on Friday, January 09, 2004
I'm really glad that I've read this book, it confirmed what I believed since the Harry hoopla started. I'm going to get a copy to give to a dear friend who's having problems with the series due to her Christian beliefs.

Thanks for organizing this ring, kayters!

Journal Entry 8 by kayters from Lawrenceville, Georgia USA on Monday, January 19, 2004
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