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Trade Paperback
176 pages
Aug 2008
Harvest House Publishing

Generation Hex: Understanding the Subtle Dangers of Wicca

by Marla Alupoaicei & Dillon Burroughs

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Review:

Wicca? Black magic? White magic? A natural religion? Generation Hex quickly gets to the core of this burgeoning and controversial subject with eye-opening explanations and amply-referenced facts. Described as America’s most popular form of witchcraft, rapidly becoming the most popular religion among youth, with a plethora of books available on this and related subjects, Christians need to be aware of the myriad forms and intricacies of Wicca and how to combat them. Generation Hex provides a wide-ranging study.

Beginning with the past history of Wicca, quickly moving forward to its impact on today’s society, Part One considers Wicca’s popularity, teachings, practices, gods, and its take on the environment, concluding with the account of a former Wiccan. Part Two brings this topic closer to home, discussing individual young people influenced by Wicca, its presence in the U.S. Military, and modern day practitioners of this craft. With an emphasis on treating with His love all those without Christ, relevant Christian Scripture is presented. For example, Deuteronomy 18:10-13 states, “There shall not be found among you…” any of the things for which Wicca stands. The last two chapters compare Christianity and Wicca, and how faith embedded in Christ can be triumphant. Appendices include frequently asked questions, footnotes, and a valuable additional resources list.

With extensive study in non-Christian religions, author Dillon Burroughs bases Generation Hex on personal knowledge garnered as a youth pastor and from many people whom he has counseled. With a no-nonsense, clear-cut style, Burroughs builds a strong case full of important information, including research from the Wiccans themselves. Many times the information caused me to stop reading and garner my thoughts. has encouraged me to pursue other Christian books on this subject. It left me realizing that whatever our area of life, whether it is apparent or not, we are all impacted by anti-Christian groups such as Wicca. Because of this, Generation Hex is an important, not-to-be-missed book, well worth the expenditure of your time and thought. – Donna Eggett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

Book Jacket:

Wicca is America’s fastest growing religion. By the year 2012, it’s projected to be the third largest religion in the United States.

In Generation Hex, Marla Alupoaicei and Dillon Burroughs explore the history, culture, and practices of Wicca. As part of their research, they interviewed travelers to historic Salem, Massachusetts, consulted practitioners of leading neopagan conferences in the Pacific Northwest and Canada, and dialogued with several current and former adherents of Wicca and other forms of witchcraft to evaluate the past and present of this growing spiritual tradition.

The result is a compelling account that will inform and equip Christians (especially parents) to understand Wiccan and New Age teachings. Readers will have confidence to explain this belief system to others and to communicate the gospel to those caught up in this practice.

Generation Hex identifies with the spiritual hunger of a generation seeking truth, authenticity, and hope in a fragmented world. It’s perfect for personal study or as a gift for anyone interested or involved in Wicca.