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SECRET MESSAGES: An Investigation into the Subliminal Messages in Junior Fiction, from a Christian Perspective.

by Ann Fox

DESCRIPTIONWhilst carrying out extensive research into the world of children’s books, covering nearly one thousand stories, I have discovered amongst their pages widespread distortion of Christian truth, such that would confuse the issues of good and evil and affect both family life and society in profound ways. Despite advancing technology, books are as much in demand as ever, with young readers greatly influenced by their fictional friends. Over several years, as a teacher, school-governor and mother, I have gathered together the evidence into a thorough but easy-to-read review entitled “Secret Messages”.Considering the materialistic age we live in, it is surprising how many stories have a “religious” setting, with supernatural powers, rituals and values which are far from Christian, yet are convincingly portrayed. In these alternative scenarios, there are no absolutes: all is relative. Admirable qualities such as honesty, unselfishness and respect are ignored. There is a negative view of authority: heroes and heroines model defiance and secrecy from parents.The fact that violence is increasing in our primary schools, as well as on our streets, causes us to question, “Why?” Few are aware that aggressive attitudes are being fuelled in part by children’s reading materials, not just horror comics or role-playing game-books, but mainstream junior fiction. Chapter 8 investigates this problem, with many examples.“Witchy books” are another concern. This survey compares them with traditional folk-tales and fantasy, revealing the false messages promoted by them. It also ranges far wider over the whole gamut of pagan, New-Age and psychic persuasions infiltrating even the most innocuous of titles. Youngsters are being conditioned to accept the occult as harmless fun: its dangers are being diluted.We are deceived if we think that anything a child enjoys reading is better than nothing. My investigations have revealed how children are being introduced to dark humour, being targeted by propaganda, taught bad language and sloppy grammar, given poor role-models and false images of God in many of the books available for them to read. My aim is to highlight these dangers, to compare the messages being delivered with Biblical truth, and present the challenge, “Is that what you want your child to absorb?”“Secret Messages” is a clear and helpful resource which will enable readers to make their own assessments. It includes examples of good modern literature for children and recommendations for positive action. I believe this book will also be acceptable to non-Christians because it appeals to common sense and avoids jargon. Our youngsters deserve higher standards that will not only encourage them to read, but also be of benefit to their lives.

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Parenting & Families, Literature Guides, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 265 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

365+ Best Fairy Tales, Fables and Poems for Children for Every Day (Illustrated): Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Rudyard Kipling

by Hans Christian Andersen

Genre: Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Literature Guides
Size: 1021 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Fashion Figures: How Missy the Mathlete Made the Cut

by Melissa A. Borza

Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Computing, Microsoft, Fiction, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Literary Criticism & Theory, Parenting & Families, Literature Guides, Science & Maths, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 109 pages
Free download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

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