Avoid Harry Potter. Don’t buy the book. There are much better things for our kids to read. My wife and I have a three-year-old son who loves stories. Daily we read to him stories that teach lessons about honesty, purity, truth-telling, respect for parents, and faith in God. In Harry Potter, teenage Harry lies a lot, break rules at Hogwarts, curses, throws temper tantrums, and even drinks “firewhisky” (he’s an underage drinker). Instead of Harry Potter, our ministry (White Horse Media) recommends John Bunyan’s immortal classic The Pilgrim’s Progress which teaches character-building lessons about the dangers of sin, repentance, faith in God, walking on the narrow road, resting the devil, and preparing for heaven. None of these lessons are found in Harry Potter.