Protecting Your Teen From Today's Witchcraft: A Parents Guide to Confronting Wicca and the Occult

Published By: Bethany House

Book Category: Non-Fiction, Religion

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Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Steve Russo, author of Protecting Your Teen From Today's Witchcraft: A Parents Guide to Confronting Wicca and the Occult, writes a comprehensive manual for anyone, not just parents, who is concerned with the increase of witchcraft in society.

Russo says teenagers are searching for their own, not their parents' spiritual answers, and the danger teens face is that the occult and Wicca are "popping up everywhere." Television programs, cartoons, movies, music, books and PC games are fraught with its influence so it is difficult to fight against because it seeps into all aspects of our personal lives. People begin to believe it is innocent fun.

Russo defines Wicca beliefs, discusses the reasons for its appeal and provides strategies to help protect teens. He describes dangerous activities, such as reading horoscopes, playing with an Ouija board, having your palm read, participating in a séance or visiting a psychic, as activities people participate in that crack open the door to darkness. Most importantly Russo gives the reader warning signs to recognize if someone is involved in Wicca and is practicing witchcraft.

The back of the book provides a wealth of information. There is a reference guide to compare witchcraft with Christianity, a glossary of Wicca/Witchcraft terms, holidays and symbols to better recognize a situation should it arise. Armchair Interviews suggests this is a must-have, must-read reference manual.

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