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No longer is Halloween the frivolous holiday it had become by the mid-20th century. Today it is a commercial juggernaut that cannot be ignored. Beginning in September, Halloween décor floods virtually every retail space, with occasional vestiges of the holiday lingering through Christmas—thanks to the influence of Tim Burton’s movie, The Nightmare before Christmas.
Such commercialism drives our culture to increasingly embrace the ideology and values of Halloween, but what are these values? Do we have any idea from what belief system they are derived? Indeed, where did Halloween begin, and how did we get to the point where it has become an inescapable element of American culture?
There is a reason why Halloween has captured imaginations for millennia. This mysterious holiday is as complex as it is ancient, but until we can appreciate the ways that Halloween’s character and purpose have transformed over time, we will not know how best to navigate this perplexing holiday, both for ourselves, and our children.
My latest book addresses these questions and more. Unmasking Halloween: The Truth behind America’s Trickiest Holiday and How to Navigate It dares to grapple with the difficult questions largely ignored or oversimplified elsewhere. Considering the popularity and near ubiquitous embrace of this holiday in American culture, it is surprising how few Christian resources exist to help families navigate Halloween in a manner that is both culturally engaged and Christ-honoring.
Applicable for all ages and seasons of life, Unmasking Halloween employs history and Scripture to help Christians chart an approach to Halloween that is free from guilt and uncertainty. Thoroughly researched and footnoted, Unmasking Halloween provides real answers to difficult questions. The methodical and objective analyses provided in this book are almost certainly assured to challenge every reader, regardless of their stance on Halloween.
Be sure to get your copy of my book this holiday season! For a limited time, the Kindle version is 60% off the normal price (click here). You can also download a FREE .pdf copy (click here). Paperbacks are also available for purchase through Amazon. For more information about Unmasking Halloween and the questions it addresses, or to check out my interview with Dave Warn about my book on his INSIGHTS podcast, click here.
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