Moon White: Color Me Enchanted

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I need more power, a stronger magic. Obviously I’m just a beginner in the craft. I need to be more disciplined. I need to learn more about the elements, the moon, the stars, the planets. I need more control.

Book: Moon White: Color Me Enchanted (TrueColors Series #11) by Melody Carlson, Nav Press, 2007
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 13-19
Subjects: Witchcraft/Wicca, Family Relationships, Loss, Dating Relationships, legalism
Summary: When everything goes wrong, you seek more control over your life. It’s natural. And Heather has a lot going wrong! Her best friend rejects her because she’s exploring something different than what her friend believes. Her mom died a few years ago and Heather is really needing her right now. Her new friend goes behind her back to steal her new boyfriend. And she’s taking over the role of star pupil in ballet class. If all that isn’t enough trouble, she catches her stepmother betraying their family! Heather has to get some control back before her whole life falls apart! She’s just hoping that Wicca provides the answers.
Notes: This is one the books in the True Colors series, a set of books showing major issues teens today have to face. The character is thrown into the situation and someone in the story shows them how God would have someone respond to the situation. In this story, a girl who is facing a lot of the common things teenagers face today responds to it by exploring witchcraft. She participates in spells, séances, potions, and meditations. The more she gets into it though, the more she has to work to find the power and control she wants. One thing leads to another and soon she has to deal with evil spirits pursuing her and thoughts of suicide tempting her. An old journal of her mom’s leads her to a Christian who tells her it’s not about controlling your own life, but surrendering control to Christ. Another interesting issue lightly displayed in this book is legalism. Heather’s Christian friend is told by her pastor that she has to ditch Heather completely because Heather is pursuing Wicca. It actually makes Christians look pretty bad. Thankfully at the end, the character is told by someone else that she’s sinning and not doing what Christ says to do.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi
Romans 8:6-9 – The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.


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