OK, so the latest and last Harry Potter book was released on Saturday.
Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsÂ Â is the latest in a line of Harry Potter books which started 10 years ago. In case you have had your head stuck in the sand or you have been stranded on a desert islandÂ for the last ten years, Harry Potter is a boy wizard who goes to a wizard school.
Lots of magical things happen to him, most of which are pretty nasty and evil.
Deathly Hallows sold 8.3 million copies in the US in its first weekend and 2.7 million in the UK. That’s 11Â million in 2 countries. It was also released in 91 other countries at the same time.
The cover price is a penny under $35, meaning that, at face value, it took $385,000,000 (yes, 385 million dollars) on its first weekend.
The good side of that is that it means people are reading. Reading is good. People should do more of it.
The bad side is this: Witchcraft and wizardry are not good. There is only one Good source of power in this universe and that is God – and He doesn’t release His power through spells and incantations. The power behind ‘magic’Â therefore comes from something or someone that is not good – and that’s not good!
Some people will argue that it’s just a book, it’s just make-believe, it doesn’t hurt anything but the truth is that when 11 million people snap up a book about a wizard, that book is making wizardry seem acceptable to them. It breaks down the barriers of acceptability and blurs the line in people’s minds between what is right and what is wrong.
These books are legitimizing things in people’s minds which should not be legitimized.
I have reviewed the book at my book review site.
My advice: don’t buy it. You don’t need it, it won’t improve your life one iota and it is only going to help confuse your mind about things which you can discover the truth about in the best selling book of all time.