Thursday, December 2, 2010
Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul
"Of course I'm not in favor of witches and goblins and dealing with the dead. Actually, the Anglo-Saxon term 'wizard' simply refers to older, wise people, as in 'wizened.'"
Donita is obviously trying to justify having wizards in a Christian book. The story line is about a Wizard's Christmas Ball held every year. There is a street that does not exist with a lot of fanciful shops lining the street and the wizards who run the shops match up people they think should get married and give them tickets to the ball so they will fall in love at the ball. The dresses are "magical" and only the intended person can wear it or it will turn to rags. Only the "right" people can see the street and shop there. The buildings are sometimes there, and sometimes not. The Bible says:
Leviticus 20:27 "A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them."
Deuteronomy 18:10-12"There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee."
The Bible is very clear not to have any thing to do with wizards and using a different version of the Bible to make it agree with what you want is wrong!
I would not recommend reading this book even though it has a cute story.
"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review"