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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (August 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736924019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736924016
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,633,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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And they probably don't even know how badly it's missed.
Lorna Tedder
Anyhow, and since bigoted Christians believe that ANYTHING that isn't Christian is "the Devil's" and "evil", then why take anything they say seriously?
Arturo Royal
A similar hesitancy to move beyond stereotypes occurs earlier in the book when the authors dispel the myth that Wiccans worship Satan.
John W. Morehead

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73 of 88 people found the following review helpful By John W. Morehead on August 21, 2008
Format: Paperback
I have been interacting quite a bit with the Pagan community over the Internet in promotion of Beyond the Burning Times: A Pagan and Christian in Dialogue (Lion Hudson, 2008), and as a result, one of my Pagan contacts asked me if I was aware of a new book by Dillon Burroughs and Marla Alupoaicei titled Generation Hex: Understanding the Subtle Dangers of Wicca (Harvest House, 2008). I had not heard of the book previously, and after contacting Marla and the publisher they graciously sent a review copy.

Generation Hex is a volume addressed to an evangelical Christian audience, and it is divided into two main sections, the first addresses "What is Wicca?", and the second moves to a response with "What Should I Do About Wicca?". The first section of the book involves nine chapters that address why evangelicals should be concerned about Wicca, its popularity, its origins, teachings and practices, its concept of the divine, female involvement in Wicca, the story of a former Wiccan turned Christian, and its concern for the environment. The second part of the book includes six chapters and a frequently asked questions section.

This book incorporates several positive features, including the authors' interviews with Wiccans as part of the research process for the preparation of the book, a recognition that many Wiccans and other Pagans have had negative experiences with Christians and churches to which Christians should be sensitive and self-critical, and a desire to move beyond and correct stereotypes of Wicca perpetuated by Christians. Yet despite these commendable aspects I found several elements in the book problematic.
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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Lorna Tedder on November 17, 2008
Format: Paperback
I guess I'm still shaking my head over the authors' attack on Kristin Madden (Pagan Parenting and Pagan Homeschooling, both available here on Amazon). I really had to wonder if they read anything of these books or about the author of them beyond the cover blurbs.

Wicca, not to mention paganism, is such a big subject with so many viewpoints within it that I don't understand how Generation Hex can be considered well-researched when such a narrow view is presented. Other reviewers are correct--it misses the mark. And they probably don't even know how badly it's missed.
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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful By OhGoddess on September 28, 2008
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This book presents a particular viewpoint of Wicca from a particular segment -those who would like their particular religion to take over the world.

The good thing is that that segment is opening up their blinders a bit to actually learn about that which they condemn.

However, I would suggest that to truly learn about the views of Wiccans, a more reliable source would be books about the subject by actual Wiccan authors. Then you learn what the religion is about from someone who practices it, rather then hearing a second hand account that comes from someone who would like to eradicate it.

What you might gain from this book is helpful tactics in conversing with Pagans and Wiccans, if you happen to be of an evangelical faith. But to be taken seriously in discussion with Wiccans, you must actually learn what their beliefs are, at least a bit more in-depth than just the standard "They don't believe in Satan" stuff.

Wicca for Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy & Practice (For Beginners (Llewellyn's))

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner (Includes Author's Book of Shadows)

Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities for Parents and Children
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Henchperson on December 22, 2011
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For once, I'd like to see a book on alternative religions that doesn't aim to scare parents silly about the "dangers" posed to their children by a particular religion.
You know what's a danger to your kid? A drunk driver. A heroin addiction. Dropping out of school. Getting pregnant. Getting arrested and put in prison. Being killed.
You know what's not a danger to your kid? Having them be interested in or practice a different religion than the one you've raised them in, even if you don't like it.

I don't blame the authors for taking a topic and running with it - they could get a book contract with it, they had a pretty good spiel, I'm sure, there's an audience for this kind of thing absolutely panting for someone to tell them what to do with their rebellious teenager who's dying their hair black and saying "Merry Meet." It's obviously aimed at Evangelical Christians, who've separated the world into "us" and "them." In that mindset, a child leaving the fold and joining not only a different religion, but a PAGAN religion....well. It's terrifying, to say the least.
Unfortunately, this book does not give the advice that I would, which is "put on your big-parent panties and deal with it - the spiritual choices your child makes are something you have no control over, so nod politely and hope it's a phase." Instead, they devote pages and pages (and pages and PAGES) to portraying the AWFUL! DANGERS!! OF! WICCA!! as the worst thing that could happen to your formerly happily-Evangelical teen.

If becoming a Wiccan is the worst thing that your teenager does, let me tell you, get down on your knees and thank whatever God you believe in.
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