by Dillon Burroughs and Marla Alupaoicei
Available in paperback. Havest House Publishers, 2008; ISBN: 0736924019; 176 pages.
Did you know Wicca is the fastest growing religion in the United States? Some predict it will be America's third largest religion by 2012, outranked only by Christianity and Judaism. This book explains the origins of Wicca, reasons for its rise in popularity, what Wiccans believe and how Christians can engage these lost and searching souls in discussions that point to Truth. It's a short book, only 160 pages, but packed with valuable, easy-to-read (and understand!) information, from interviews with people who practice Wicca to facts from around the globe and plentiful Scriptural supports. I was shocked as I read it at how uninformed I've been.
This post-modern culture in which we live elevates relativity; we honor choices and encourage tolerant communities. This environment makes Wicca attractive to hungry souls. While the religion does hold some foundational beliefs, the rest is very pick-and-choose. What's right for you may not be right for the person next door. There is no hell. Everything good thing you do will come back to you in triplet. You have the power to change things. Celebrate life. Protect the earth. Do harm to none.
There are many good and true beliefs held by Wiccans, but what they hold that is not true can destroy their souls. To quote Richard Howe (as quoted in Generation Hex): "Jesus' command to preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations invariably includes witches. In order to do so, it is necessary that we understand who they are and what they believe."
Final Thoughts: Pick up a copy of this book. You can read the whole thing in one afternoon. Take this opportunity to learn more about what we and our children may soon face (if we haven’t already) and how we can reach out to those who need to know the Truth.