Patricia Lyons offers readers both young and old a fresh look at how to use the Harry Potter series as a tool for growing their faith. With clear prose and varied topics, she models what it means to use popular culture as a tool to gain a deeper understanding of ones personal beliefs. Dr. Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, Seminary of the Southwest and author of God and Harry Potter at Yale: Teaching Faith and Fantasy Fiction in an Ivy League Classroom Here is the definitive faith based commentary on the remarkable phenomenon of J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter. Bringing her personal biography and a remarkable grasp of the literary achievement of Rowlings, Lyons writes illuminatingly about all the key themes of theology from sin to Eucharist. An astonishing tour de forcea text to read, study, and use. The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, PhD, Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology and Ethics. Harry Potter is one of the great retellings of our Christian story, as Patricia Lyons knows and explains with clarity and power. In Teaching Faith with Harry Potter, Lyons turns on the light for all of us who might need to find our way out of the darkness with the help of the Boy Who Lived. Greg Garrett, author of One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter and My Church Is Not Dying: Episcopalians in the 21st Century I have known the value of J. K. Rowlings storytelling and theology since I first starting reading these books, and I am so happy to have the academic foundation that Patricia M. Lyons has researched and written with such care and detail. The Rev. Amy Haynie, Childrens Ministries Coordinator and Associate Clergy at Trinity Church in Fort Worth, Texas is a RevGalPalBlogs and Episcopal Café blogger, as well as an unabashedly Slytherin Episcopal priest Lyons has done her homework; she has plumbed the classics of Western Spiritual traditionings and carefully discerned allied themes and movements in the Potter series. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the spiritual movements of life; Christian Formation practitionerstake note. Victoria Garvey, former Canon for Lifelong Formation in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and current faculty for the Forma Christian Formation Certificate programs.