Newsweek (Dec. 7, 1998) calls her "a literary sorceress." Her given name is Joanne Rowlings and she writes bestselling books for kids. Rowlings' latest is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, an illustrated tale about an 11 year-old boy who attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Rowlings' newest book has been a gigantic hit—it's #1 on the British kids bestsellers list and is #2 and rising in American bookstores. A spokesperson at Publishers Weekly magazine says that parents are driving sales: "Every mom wants her kid to have this colorful book."
Hollywood wants in on this boom in modern-day deviltry. Author Joanne Rowlings has just signed a seven book contract and a seven figure deal for movie rights with Warner Brothers Studios.
Newsweek magazine compares Rowlings' works with similar type "dark novels" for children by Christian writer C.S. Lewis. This is certainly a revealing statement, as well as an indictment, of dumbed-down, spiritually bankrupt, modern Christians.
Witchcraft is the "in" thing in American culture. It is, of course, a satanic practice condemned by the Scriptures (Deuteronomy 18). What a tragic future many deceived and foolish parents are building for their kids.