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The Vatican’s official newspaper lauded Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for its “clear” depiction of the eternal battle between good and evil represented by the struggle between Harry and his nemesis, the evil sorcerer Lord Voldemort.

L’Osservatore Romano said the movie was the best adaptation yet of the JK Rowling books, describing it as “a mixture of supernatural suspense and romance which reaches the right balance”.

“There is a clear line of demarcation between good and evil and [the film] makes clear that good is right. One understands as well that sometimes this requires hard work and sacrifice,” the newspaper judged.

Continue Reading – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince praised by Vatican – Telegraph.

12 Useful Challies Book Reviews

Owen —  April 1, 2009 — 2 Comments

Some really great book reviews.  If you’re interested in reading these, or want to get a quick review from a doctrinally sound perspective, check out some of Tim Challies Book Reviews:

12 Useful Challies Book Reviews

_Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell
_The Shack by William P. Young
_Death By Love by Mark Driscoll
_Become a Better You by Joel Osteen
_Everything Must Change by Brian McLaren
_The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
_90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper
_The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
_Atheism Remix by Albert Mohler
_Crazy Love by Francis Chan
_The Courage to Be Protestant by David F. Wells
_John Adams by David McCullough
So next time you head off to the bookstore take Tim Challies with you. He loves books and I’m sure he’d love to come along.

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