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Pacific Press® on Exposing Harry Potter

Nampa, Idaho (July 11, 2011) — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is scheduled for general release this Friday, July 15. According to a statement by its producers, Warner Bros., the multi-billion dollar eight-part big screen adaptation has become the most successful movie franchise of all time. So what is it about the story of young wizard-in-training, Harry Potter, that has exerted such a grip on the imaginations of young and old around the world, resulting in sales of more than 400 million copies of the seven-book series?

Steve Wohlberg, Speaker/Director of White Horse Media and Pacific Press® author, wrote Exposing Harry Potter and Witchcraft in which he offers penetrating insights about today’s attraction to sorcery, and explores the controversial worlds of witchcraft, Harry Potter, and the Bible. Exposing Harry Potter and Witchcraft addresses the concerns and answers the questions of parents – including what the Bible has to say about the role of the occult in the last days.

Although many parents—including numerous Christian parents—regard Harry Potter as harmless it is interesting to note the observation by Robert Night of the Family Research Council. He warns that in the midst of the fun, fright, and magic, Harry Potter "gives children an appetite for the occult."

Doug Church, vice president of Sales and Marketing at Pacific Press® says, "An entire generation of readers sees Harry Potter as good clean fun – some even see it as a positive example of good triumphing over evil." As the father of two young teenagers, Church continues, "While most people would never intentionally expose themselves to spiritualism, Steve Wohlberg reminds us that this is unfortunately where the devil often launches his most effective attack – when we don’t realize we are at risk!"

Released in 2005, Exposing Harry Potter and Witchcraft remains both relevant and timely. Now available at, call (800) 765-6955, or visit your local ABC.