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Paganism with scripture abused1 Stars Out Of 5A Wrinkle in TimeJuly 6, 2017Paganism with scripture abusedQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I first read this book when I was in the third grade and I loved the science fiction and suspense. The characters are well written. Although I had already given my life to Christ, I did not know scripture that well, and so fortunately, the scriptural references went over my head. I thought it was just a good book , totally unrelated to reality. I would give this book five stars if it did not try to add in some Christian references and misapply scripture. The book says great men like Michelangelo, da Vinci , Buddha, Beethoven, and Jesus have been fighting the Thing (the great evil). The book quotes, "And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." The author is saying the evil thing has not overcome Jesus. But she is missing that Jesus is God. The evil in our world is rebellion against God. She makes Jesus sound like a good person struggling against evil so that there is not more evil than good. Satan is not God's equal. He is just a fallen angel. The author makes the evil thing sound very powerful and makes Jesus seem like just another man fighting evil. Another character says they were called to fight the evil thing and she says, "We are the called according to His purpose and whom He calls , them He also justifies." These verses actually refer to God calling us to repent and become believers. When He justifies us, He forgives our sins and washes us clean. These verses to do not refer to being called to fight evil. The children in this book turn to supernatural creatures for help, but they never ask God for help. The author quotes scripture totally out of context.
Dianne McfaddenCanadaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good bookDecember 27, 2012Dianne McfaddenCanadaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I bought this copy as a gift after I had read another copy. It's a good story and well written. This 50th anniversary edition is very nice.
RedRaider89Age: 45-54Gender: male3 Stars Out Of 5Recommned, but not for the reason you'd think.April 1, 2012RedRaider89Age: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3I just completed this book and it is rather odd and I wonder why it is here on ChristianBook.com. You'd think ChristianBook.com thinks this is a Christian book. Well, it very certainly is not a Christian book. This is more closely aligned with a New Age book, with some science fiction and science fact thrown in. The strongest evidence against it is it's equating Buddah with Jesus Christ, along with Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Einstein, etc., all equally being "fighters against the "Dark Thing", the villain in the book. In addition, it has three women who can easily be considered to be witches, though not called witches. My main point here is to say, don't be fooled into believing this is a Christian book simply because Mrs. L'Engle likes to throw in a few Bible verses, more than a few being misquoted. If Mrs. L'Engle had not tried to throw together Science Fiction with Christianity, and had just stuck to Science Fiction, I'd highly recommend this book. But this throwing in of Bible verses, using them for secular purposes, is bad since there is nothing fictitious about Christianity and this book does not give the slightest indication that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be, God, and no indication that He has already defeated the villian, the Dark Thing, which is Evil personified, in the book at the cross. In the book, Jesus Christ is just a great teacher and great fighter, as we all are, against "The Powers of Darkness", which that phrase the book actually contains, not the one who defeated the "powers of darkness" once and for all at the cross.
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