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Cover Story: Entertainment Weekly 11/ 2007
2007 Entertainer of the Year: J.K. Rowling
With ''Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows,'' J.K. Rowling brought the most beloved and profitable
book series ever to a sentimental and elegant close. Her novels
feel timeless, but also manage to speak to today's fraught world. A
tribute to a visionary
Just when I thought Harry Potter
season was over. . .
Just when I thought Harry Potter season
was over, came the chance of a lifetime (for me). After several years
of prayer and pestering Ms. Rowling's US publisher, I was allowed to
meet her at a Los Angeles press conference representing Christianity
Today. I was allowed to ask a question. Sitting front and center, I asked
a question about Albus Dumbledore's eternal condition (related to how
we see his grief and guilt expressed in the King's Cross chapter). I
was happy to be reassured that Dumbledore will indeed rest in peace.
After my one allotted question, several other reporters asked about her
use of Scripture (Matthew 6:21 and 1 Corinthians 15:26) and the apparent
Christian themes in the series. Below are two UK newspaper articles that
report on this.
'Use Harry Potter to spread Christian message'
By staff and agencies The Telegraph.co.uk October 20, 2007
J K Rowling: 'Christianity inspired Harry Potter'
The Telegraph.co.uk October 20, 2007
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