I found out about this book and felt it was very important to share. It's so easy to be wooed or drawn into something that's not good for us. This is Kristine's story of how that happened to her. I hope you'll not only enjoy it, but think about how her story might parallel yours. How could you be knocked off course? How would you get back? How would that affect the people and relationships around you?
I recently had the conversation with a friend about her belief in fortune telling and the ability to predict the future. Look at how close that thought is to the concept of prophecy. How easy it would be to slide in the wrong direction.
Do I believe in prophecy? Absolutely! Do I believe in mediums and fortune tellers? I believe they have the opportunity to tap into the wrong power. The power that lies and does not have your best interest at heart. Can you hear the truth from someone like that? It's possible. But what motive is behind it? For me, prophecy is a word from the one true God that does not draw you away from Him and does not set you on a path of trusting in something other than God. It has to follow scriptural boundaries put in place to protect us. It's never in disagreement with scripture or the character of God.
What about you? What do you believe?
Fascinating book and topic. Here's an interview shared with me and I have permission to share it with you.
God bless you and protect you on your journey too,
Welcome Kristine McGuire:
What is the book about?
The book is part testimony of how I went from committed, albeit legalistic, Christian for twenty-nine years to witch, medium, and ghost hunter for eight years before God restored my faith and life. It details my personal struggle with trying to be "the perfect Christian" while being drawn to the Occult from childhood. The book is also a Biblical study that examines the current pop-cultural interest in the occult (in particular ghosts, hauntings, and mediums) and how this interest is affecting Christians as well as their beliefs about the supernatural.
Why call it Escaping the Cauldron?
This is actually the first book in a series, What Christians Need to Know about the Occult. It is a series of collections written from my former experiences as a witch, medium, and ghost hunter. This book is primarily about ghost hunting, mediumship, and the paranormal but I chose "Escaping the Cauldron" as the main title because witchcraft was truly my entry into the arena of occult interest and exploration including such things as divination, psychic ability, spirit guides, mediumship, ghost hunting, etc.
What do you think is the most important chapter of the book?
I think there are many important chapters but "Spiritual Warfare" and "How Should Christians Respond?"are the two which take everything discussed in the previous chapters bringing it all together, helping the reader understand their authority in Jesus Christ and leading the way to a ready defense for any kind of paranormal or supernatural event they may experience in their life as a Christian.
What do you hope to accomplish with this book?
I hope to inform and equip Christians with information about the occult. Additionally I pray the church will begin to acknowledge the presence of the spiritual world around us and listen to people who come forward with stories or claims of paranormal experiences without dismissing them immediately. When the church refuses to listen or offer any Biblical assistance, many people are forced to seek help elsewhere. This generally means seeking out ghost hunters, mediums, and psychics. I also hope to encourage Christians who may be questioning their faith to seek a deeper relationship with God, especially if they are stuck in a form of legalism. Our answers truly can be found in Jesus Christ.
Where is the book currently available to purchase?
The book is available in paperback and Kindle editions at Amazon. The book is also available in paperback and e-book editions at my blog site: Kristine ReMixed at www.KristineMcGuire.com and Lulu Publishing.
How are you available to the Christian community?
I write a daily blog, Kristine ReMixed at www.KristineMcGuire.com, on a variety of topics including faith, marriage, prayer, spiritual gifts, and the occult. I also work with my husband through Big Fish Ministries at www.BigFishMinistries.com, ministering through speaking with him at church and para-church events about marriage, facilitating seven day or special event prayer rooms, helping the homeless, etc. I am also available to speak at any youth, women's, or church events on a variety of Christian topics.
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Ignite Radio – Intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwQ0rY1rLQI&feature=related
Ignite Radio – Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ_NQbU-rIM&feature=related
Ignite Radio – Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvsyQF91YFw&feature=related
Ignite Radio – Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVlMHJ3PQ20&feature=related