Monday, October 1, 2012

Escaping The Cauldron - Book Review


It is October!  This is the time of year when many people are preparing to celebrate Halloween.  This is also the time of year when many Christians are unsure if they should or should not celebrate Halloween or how they should respond to it.

Christianity and Witchcraft, Christ and the Occult.  These things do not belong together do they?  This is the review of a book written by a Christian who was formerly a witch.

Title – Escaping The Cauldron: Exposing occult influences in everyday life
Author – Kristine McGuire
Publisher – Charisma House
Date of publication – September, 2012
Number of pages – 240

* Charisma House Publishing via Glass Road Media Management has provided me with an advanced, complimentary copy of “Escaping The Cauldron” to read in order to write my review.*

About The Author:
Kristine McGuire


Kristine McGuire spent eight years blending Christianity with the occult.  She has been a Solitary Eclectic Christian Witch, a clairsentient medium, and a lead investigating member of a paranormal enthusiast group.  Kristine is currently a popular blogger and speaker. You can learn more about her at www.kristinemcguire.com.

Now the good stuff, MY review!
This book was very, very interesting!  The author bared her feelings, fears, mistakes, and triumphs in a very real and endearing way.  The author, Kristine McGuire has been a witch, a medium, and a ghost hunter.  Kristine has worshiped idols, talked to, and worshiped goddesses, floated in the astral plane, cast spells, and other things.  However, at the end of it all, she has experienced the redemptive, loving power of God and she talks openly and honestly about her experiences.  This book is a testament to the grace, mercy, and faithfulness of God in spite of ourselves.

This book would be a good read for book clubs, as well as reading groups.  At the end of each chapter there is a section entitled “Digging Deeper” which contains a scripture and a few questions.  These questions help to make the reader think about what they have read and break down the understanding of chapter and the scripture reference.  The book has a glossary of occult words that are used in the book so the readers can get a better understanding of what Kristen is talking about.  The book also contains a section with commonly asked Questions and Answers. This book is a must read for anyone who has ever been involved in, been curious about, or wondered what God says about the occult.  
On a scale of 1-10, I give this book a solid 8!  This book is available on the Amazon and Christianbook websites as well as other book stores and sites.

Blessings!
Regina



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