Monday, February 27, 2006
The Pros and Cons of Harry
If you have made the decision to let your children read the Harry Potter books, or if you teach CCD, I highly recommend reading Finding God in Harry Potter by John Granger. This book helped me a great deal in baptizing the Harry books. Mr. Granger's website is http://www.hogwartsprofessor.com/. (Karen also recommended this book in a comment to a previous HP post.)
Another interesting title is The Gospel According to Harry Potter by Connie Neal. Her website is http://www.connieneal.com/.
I borrowed both the Granger and Neal books from my library.
Catholic children's author Regina Doman wrote Harry for Catholics?. And from Amy Welborn: Sorting through Harry Potter.
If you have yet to decide whether or not Harry Potter has a place on your reading list and want to cover all the bases, here is the other side of the story:
Steve Wood has a large selection of articles at his website: Harry Potter.
He also offers a CD by Michael O'Brien, Vivian Dudro & Fr. Philip Scott: Parental Concerns About Harry Potter.