Hour of the Witch
Gazing down to Earth's last days with heavenly vision, the Bible's last book predicts, "Through sorcery all nations were deceived" (Revelation 18:23). This is no fictitous pronouncement, but the ominous truth about the end-times.
Kids, teenagers, and adults around the world have become fascinated with mysterious energies flowing through witches. In rapidly increasing numbers, young and old are visiting popular witchcraft websites, buying spell books, joining covens, mixing potions, and practicing magic.
The bestselling series of children's books ever written is Harry Potter, a tale about a young sorcerer. Most parents and the media view Pottermania as harmless entertainment, yet others are certain dark spiritual forces lurk beneath its magic-made-funny pages.
Hour of the Witch offers penetrating insights into this apocalyptic phenomenon as it explores the controversial worlds of Wicca, Harry Potter, real occultism, and the Bible.
I found "Hour of the Witch" to be a refreshingly sane look at Wicca and some of the cultural pressures which help it to flourish here in America. It is a balanced look at the topic from a Christian perspective, and I for one, appreciate the lack of shrill sensationalism that generally accompanies a book on the subject from a Christian author.
— Mark Bishop
"Hour of the Witch" is an excellent book!! First of all, the book is engaging. I couldn?t put it down. It is very well researched, documented and written. Steve Wohlberg does a great job of explaining in very simple terms what Wicca Witchcraft is and demonstrates that much of its belief system / life style is indeed reflected in the "Harry Potter" series. Unlike other works on this topic, "Hour of the Witch" does an outstanding job of addressing Wiccan beliefs and the Harry Potter debate in a respectful way so as to avoid the negatively charged emotions often associated with these controversial subjects. The Author understands that those who practice Wicca Witchcraft (far from being evil monsters) are most often very pleasant, sincere individuals who are honestly attempting to tap into supernatural powers to do good - just like "Harry Potter" does in the stories. And who wouldn?t like to do that? Herein lies the allure of "Harry Potter". Many see no harm in "Harry Potter," while others misunderstand and condemn Wiccans based on pre-conceived ideas. This book will help tremendously in opening minds and hearts on either side of this controversy. While the warnings in this book against Witchcraft (which are all Biblically based) are straightforward and non-apologetic, the author does not attempt to condemn those who practice Wicca. Instead, he masterfully explains Wiccan beliefs and practices in simple terms, shares the truths of the Bible, and then compares and contrasts the two belief systems, illuminating the dangers that the Bible foretells can come upon those who open "alternative" spiritual gateways. The book is filled with excellent insights and should go a long way in helping readers on both sides of the debate. Whether you like or dislike "Harry", or if you are a practicing Wiccan, "Hour of the Witch" is a must-read for all.
— Mike R.