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Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture that's Gone Stark Raving Mad [Hardcover]

By Rebecca Hagelin (Author) & Thomas Nelson Publishers (Author)
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Middle class moms and dads have long sought safety for their children in the nurturing haven of the cul-de-sac. Like a safe harbor at the edge of an angry sea, the suburban neighborhood is an environment of protection from the world and all its dangers. Or is it? In Home Invasion, Rebecca Hagelin proves that in today's all-consuming culture of corruption there is nowhere left to hide-American homes have already been invaded by this insidious enemy that seeks to twist our minds and poison our hearts through the unmonitored Internet, television, magazines, and music that our families ingest on a daily basis. Speaking as a nationally known social commentator and as a mother of three, Hagelin shows through specific examples and alarming statistics how the enemy has infected the family van, our neighborhood schools and textbooks, the stores in which we shop, and even the churches in which we worship. With warm words of encouragement and practical suggestions, she coaches parents on how to arm themselves with information, strategically plan the movements of their family members, secure allies in the battle, and most of all, muster the guts and the resolve to lead their families to victory against the great beast.

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Everywhere you look these days, there's sex, violence, and depravity perverting our minds, infecting our hearts, and corrupting our souls. It's coming through the internet, television, magazines, and music, invading our schools, our churches, our communities, even our homes. Mothers, fathers . . . it's time to fight back. And Rebecca Hagelin's bold new book "Home Invasion "tells you how.

This brave and bracing book is your weapon in the struggle to preserve childhood as a place of innocence for your young children, and to help your teens tower above the culture that seeks to rob them of strong character and their best future.

Providing much-needed support and encouragement, Rebecca Hagelin―a columnist, a nationally known social commentator, and most important, a concerned mother of three―shows you how you can triumph over a culture that's gone stark raving mad.

Speaking as one parent to another, Hagelin offers practical, powerful solutions for building strong, safe environments for our kids. She inspires and coaches parents on how to stay informed, secure allies in this monumental battle, and most of all, muster the courage and the resolve to lead your family to victory against "cultural terrorism."

Written with the conviction of a mother who has had enough of the cultural sludge of indecency and immorality thrust on our vulnerable children, this book takes a bold look at how today's depraved culture has invaded the last safe place―the American family―and what we must do to reclaim the sanctity of the home and the innocence of our children.

"Why would we engage in this battle? asks Hagelin. "Because we love our kids. Because our children are depending on us to protect them. Because it's the right thing to do. And because we can win."

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   266
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.72" Width: 5.94" Height: 1.01"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2005
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  1595550070  
ISBN13  9781595550071  

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Preaches to the choir and not what I expected.  May 15, 2007
I suppose this book would be a good wake-up call for any parent out there who cares about their childrens' futures and does not yet realize that there are an army of amoral individuals out there in our culture that seek to make money off our children any way they can.

I found this book's srengths to be in the opening few chapters where the author names names and gets to specifics about just what kind of evil is out there marketing itself to youth, and this isn't someone who wants to live in the 1950's but rather a concerned mother who wants her children to grow up and be something special.

I got that message loud and clear, and maybe too clear. Much of this book comes across as screaming and whining. I can hear her voice (or a voice anyway) behind every urgent plea for me to become responsible and involved in my childrens' lives.

So, I agree with what she's saying here, but I wish it was said differently. What I wanted was an expose of the "culture of depravity" that's attacking our kids (like the Frontline documentary Merchants of Cool), and what I got was a brief survey with a few particurly vile examples of bad culture, and references to books I'd already read or known of and documentaries I had alreay seen (like the Frontline documentary I've already mentioned) followed by chapter after chapter of general Christian parenting advice.

So, my first issue with this book is that I didn't learn anything at all for the time I spent with this book. Of course, that me and not you. You may learn something if you haven't been keeping up on culture and technology the way I have.

My second issue is that this book is written by a Christian for Christians. I've no problem with that, but isn't all this evil directed at our children by the culture a problem for any thoughtful parent? Must I be an insider in the Christian Evangelical movement to not want my teenage daughter pregnant or my son addicted to drugs?

So, this is a worthwhile investment of time for the Christian who is oblivious to evil in our culture that is directed at children: new Christian parents maybe? Beats me.

Best book on culture wars ever!  Feb 18, 2007
Home Invasion is a dream come true for any parent looking for the courage and tips to stand against the culture. I saw Hagelin on CNN and she is poised and articulate.....and very sincere. Her book is a must read for any parent or grandparent who cares about their kids.
The presentation here is lacking.  Jan 8, 2007
Ms. Hagelin's points may be valid: The need to set boundries for our kids, the need to shield our young children from overly sexualized media, and that values taught in public schools have shifted radically over the last 40 years. Hagelin also strives to stress that parents must take responsibility to be their children's primary role models.

But the casual format of this book often rambles without scoring direct hits on the points she tries to make. The repeated use of the phrase "stark raving mad" was enough to drive me batty.

A cleaner outline - and tighter editing - would have greatly improved the presentation.
Where has Hagelin been?  Nov 1, 2006
This sounds like a book from the 1950s when consumer advocates were telling us about dangerous products. Is there anyone around who is that naive about "dangers that lurk everywhere"? Maybe there is. I think the reason she wrote the book is because all the information is so readily available. After reading Rebecca Hagelin's articles on other websites I realized that it is she who is just now learning that the world is dangerous.
"Immodest?"  Aug 7, 2006
For reviewer Douglas Groothuis -
You think this cover is "immodest?!" Sheesh. Do you feel that way about every photo of a woman where her (completely covered) breasts are just part of the whole picture? The author happens to be a normal adult human female - this picture is like millions of others of women all over America and there's NOTHING indecent about it.

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