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Redeeming Halloween: Celebrating Without Selling Out

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Christians face a dilemma every year on October 31: “What should and shouldn't we do—and let our kids do—in observance of Halloween?” "Redeeming Halloween" answers all the questions Christians have about the origins and meaning of the holiday, and it provides fun, guilt-free ideas that will help you enjoy it. From costumes and decorating hints to original party ...more
Paperback, 154 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published July 29th 2004)
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Stephanie
Oct 25, 2011 Stephanie rated it really liked it
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Shaye Miller
Oct 23, 2016 Shaye Miller rated it really liked it
Focus on the Family and authors Kim Wier and Pam McClune offer a brief historical account of Halloween along with practical ideas to honor this holiday as early believers intended it to be honored. Early Christians commonly took pagan holidays and claimed the date as their own--finding redeeming value in a day that otherwise would be used in non-Christian ways. Samhain, a pagan festival dedicated to the harvest and to the dead, originally preceded Halloween on November 1st. In 741AD, All Saints' ...more
Courtney
Oct 12, 2011 Courtney rated it liked it
A bit more Born-Again/Evangelical than my personal religious slant. Also, I never had any qualms about Halloween though tried to steer clear of the gory/spooky parts. But I really like how this book points out Halloween can be made into a spiritual holiday similar to Christmas. Halloween started as a day to honor saints/religious martyrs and heroes. So teach your children to honor heroes on this day, or use this day to try to be better saints ourselves. Examples: take teens on a Halloween ...more
Mandy
Sep 22, 2010 Mandy rated it it was ok
Even though I'm a Christian, I've never had an issue with Halloween or had a problem celebrating it. I got this book because I was looking for a book on Halloween.

It has some good party ideas, and I really liked the chapter on Martin Luther. Beyond that, unless you are a Christian who is looking for Christian-themed Halloween party ideas, I'd skip this book.
Kari
Oct 26, 2012 Kari rated it really liked it
Good book. Tells where Halloween really comes from and give ideas for how to celebrate it without having to do the witches and other things not very Christian. The problem is that my husband doesn't find anything wrong with Halloween so many of the ideas for little kids won't work in my house but I plan to read it again as my boys get older.
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Favorite quote in the book:
"What persecuted group of people will your guests be role-playing?"
Angie
Feb 14, 2009 Angie rated it liked it
I wish it had included more of the "selling out" argument, but very full of "safe/Christian" ideas for the holiday.
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