Tim Baker’s newly-released book Dewitched seeks to educate Christian youth about Wicca, witchcraft and Satanism.
“It is important for Christians to be equipped with the truth,” Baker said in a recent press release. “We must constantly be on guard and evaluate everything we take into our souls.”
Wicca is one of the fastest growing religions in America, according to a recent press release about the book.
Dewitched discusses Wicca through the combination of a fictional account of youths being drawn into Wicca and Satanism, along with factual presentations of the history and rituals of Wicca, witchcraft and Satanism.
The book investigates their history, gives details about their rituals and practices and discusses special signs and beliefs associated with each religion, such as the pentagram and belief in an afterlife world called Summerland.
All of this discussion takes place within a Christian framework.
Baker said he seeks to convey one central message through his book- to listen.
“If we don’t know people who are Wiccans and Satanists, we should,” he said.
“That’s what the gospel is about. We need to be journeyers with our Wiccan and Satanist friends.”
He and his family underwent spiritual attack while he was writing the book, including numerous mechanical breakdowns, deep depression and night terrors, according to Baker.
Despite these attacks, and while Baker said Christians should be careful about how close they get to Wicca, Satanism and witchcraft, he also said Christians need not fear these religions.
“Fear of this denies the power and reality of God,” he said.
The writing of the book was initiated by his publisher and was confirmed by his own personal encounters with witchcraft, including a close friend who is Wiccan, according to Baker.
The book was released in late September, according to Baker, and is available through Transit Books for $13.99.
*Look for an in-depth review of Dewitched in the next issue of The Waltonian.