Favorie Fantasy

  • "Harry Potter"-Rowlings
  • "The Dark is Rising"-Susan Cooper
  • "The Lord of the Rings"-Tolkein
  • "The 10th Kingdon"-Kathryn Wesley
  • "Shannara Series"-Terry Brooks
  • "The Wizard's Rule"-Terry Goodkind

Hi, Heidi! Please let me preface my remarks by saying that I am not intending this to be a slight on Christianity by I am curious to know how you reconcile your obvious interest in the Fantasy genre with your interest in Christian readings?

I am curious how you are able to do it yet so many Christian groups are up in arms about the Occult nature of Harry Potter, et. al. I personally don't see how one excludes the other but was interested in your perspective as well.

Thanks, Much!

The fantasy genre is just that, fantasy—fictional creations made from vivid imagination. My interest in fantasy is that of entertainment. My interest in inspirational writings provides strength, motivation, and peace that I apply to the realities of my life.

This controversy among many Christian groups with the fantasy genre is ridiculous. First of all, their contention with fantasy in general is hypocritical. Tolkien’s "The Lord of the Rings" and C.S. Lewis’ "Chronicles of Narnia" are widely accepted among Christian groups, both of which involve magic and wizardry. These acceptable works prove that they have an interest in the fantasy genre but justify their intrigue by reading only works of “proclaimed” Christians. It is unfortunate that some people are so insecure in their faith that they feel threatened by fantasy written by authors such as J. K. Rowling and Terry Brooks. These people are missing out on some good fantasy reading just because they reject authors that are not pronounced Christians.