Saturated in pagan traditions, religious misconceptions, and worldly commercialism, Halloween is perhaps the most controversial holiday among Christians. Many Christians ignore Halloween and are uncomfortable around its observance, while other believers go as far as dressing up like demons and decorating their lawns with blood and gore.
In Redeeming Halloween, you will explore the following topics:
• The history of Halloween, including its root influences and how the holiday has become what it is today.
• What the Bible says about themes legitimately associated with Halloween, including fear and death.
• How Christians can celebrate Halloween in good conscience while identifying which aspects may be better left out.
Where the world sees death and darkness, Halloween presents Christians the opportunity to display hope and light - and enjoy family fun - as they look ahead to a time in the future when death and darkness will be no more.
About the Author
Matt Sargeant, born and raised in Buffalo, NY, has a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and a Master of Arts in Teaching Bible, both earned at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. After completing his education, he settled down in Buffalo where he met his wife Lisa, to whom he has been married since 2015. Together they have two children, Lydia and Luca. Matt has always enjoyed writing, a skill he was able to use professionally for two different local newspaper companies. Over the years, Matt has had many opportunities to apply his study of the Scriptures in preaching and teaching at churches and small groups. His fascination with the Bible has led him to search out the answers it holds to life’s questions and to share these revelations through occasions to speak and write.