Heroes of the Valley Takes on Christianity Without the Magic

So often, Christians target children’s fantasy literature for portraying the supernatural—especially if there are characters who happen to be witches, wizards, or sorcerers. Jonathan Stroud has written books that undoubtedly would have called forth ire from this group, had another, more famous boy wizard not provided a distraction at about the same time: Stroud’s Bartimaeus Trilogy features magicians who summon creatures that they call “demons” (though the creatures call themselves djinni)*. Yet … [Read more...]