The storyline gets right to the point within the first few pages, introducing two families who will pay a key role in the plot. Salvador and Barbara are both single parents with two children each. However, their budding relationship is put on hold when they disagree on an important topic:
“I thought you were a Christian, Barbara.”
“You thought right. Who says I'm not?”
“I'm not saying you're not a Christian because you're a Harry Potter fan. What I'm saying is, because you are a Christian, you should avoid Harry.”
“Why? They're just innocent books for kids where good triumphs over evil.”
“They contain witchcraft. Since when is witchcraft good?”
“I can't believe we're having this conversation!”
“Me either. I can't believe I have to warn you about the evils of witchcraft.”
Rather than continue to fight, however, Salvador decides on an innovative way of dealing with the situation. He and his children are going to buy the first few Harry Potter stories and read them, studying them to see if they are appropriate for Christians or not. Little do they know, however, but this is just the beginning of an amazing journey in which they will learn how dangerous the occult really is!
Donald James Parker has created an interesting book that shows the occult from a Christian's point of view. Along the way it touches on such topics as Ouija boards, consistently portraying them as dangerous. I felt that some aspects of the story are quite good, but to some extent “Reforming the Potter's Clay” goes a little bit overboard. When a modern day boy with Jesus-like powers to heal and expel demons entered the storyline it was only the start. Religious persecution, a group of witches, a suicide pact—it seemed as if Mr. Parker was trying to incorporate every possible ingredient into one story. In addition to this heavy load on the plot, the long passages and discussions on different aspects of Christianity versus the occult also make “Reforming the Potter's Clay” a book that isn't exactly light reading.
I think that Donald James Parker has done a reasonable job of explaining many aspects of the occult and presenting the Christian viewpoint in his book “Reforming the Potter's Clay.”
“Reforming the Potter's Clay” is available as a free ebook download.