The co-authors of an eye-opening book that informs and equips Christians – especially parents – about Wiccan and New Age teachings will be joining a public online chatroom to discuss their findings and answer questions about the growing religious movement.
Marla Alupoaicei and Dillon Burroughs, who wrote "Generation Hex: Understanding the Subtle Dangers of Wicca," are set to be the next guests on Abunga.com's bi-weekly "Authors at Abunga" chat, which connects avid book readers with their favorite authors.
Since July, Abunga.com has been hosting its special chats every other Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, allowing readers "to join with writers of family-friendly book genres without leaving their home," as Abunga.com Chairman Lee Martin reported in an announcement.
One week prior to each chat, readers can visit the chat Web page to submit questions for upcoming authors. While questions will also be accepted during chats, all will be screened prior to being presented to the author.
Transcripts of each chat session are posted the following day on the "Authors at Abunga" chat page. Anyone who registers to be an Abunga.com community member can sign up to receive e-mail notification of transcript postings.
The next guests, Alupoaicei and Burroughs, had interviewed neopagan conference practitioners, travelers to Salem, Mass., and current and former Wicca followers before writing their book, "Generation Hex."
"Generation Hex" was published as media reports have claimed the existence of more than 700,000 Internet sites for teenage witches and as Wicca stands as one of the fastest-growing religions in the United States. According to the authors, Wicca is projected to be the third-largest religion in the United States by the year 2012.
Angela Parsley, a co-founder of Refresh My Soul Ministries, said she found it surprising how popular the Wicca worldview is currently after reading "Generation Hex."
She said she feels the new book by Alupoaicei and Burroughs is "very important because it helps Christians see those who practice Wicca through their worldview."
"It also clears up some common misconceptions that many people believe about Wiccans," she added in her personal blog earlier this month.
According to a media release, "Generation Hex" is "perfect for personal study or as a gift for anyone interested or involved in Wicca" and "identifies with the spiritual hunger of a generation seeking truth, authenticity, and hope in a fragmented world."