“Escaping the Cauldron” chronicles Kristine’s eight years in the occult as a “Christian” witch, a medium, and a ghost hunter. Although she believes she was saved at a young age, Kristine had always been fascinated by the dark side. When found no answers to her marriage and financial problems through her church, she began to look for solutions elsewhere and soon found herself an actively practicing witch while attempting to continue her church life also.

This book not only tells Kristine’s personal story but is filled with a wealth of stark facts about the occult. Each chapters is filled with scripture as Kristine makes it a point to emphasize what the Bible has to say about each topic. At the end of each chapter is a concluding verse as well as several questions to discuss and/or consider. Later chapters are Kristine’s attempt to guide other Christians on various contemporary controversial topics such as “Harry Potter”, “Twilight”, Yoga, etc.

I applaud McGuire’s strong use of scripture to back up her stance on the danger of witchcraft and dabbling in other occult practices. I also liked the fact that she included an entire chapter with the gospel message to give readers the opportunity to receive the only true answer to their problems. While I may not agree 100% with her opinion on some of the more controversial topics, it is not a real issue. After all, the topics would not be controversial if everyone agreed and I realize that I might tend to take a more rigid stance on these topics because of my own observations. I was a bit surprised that the subject of current music was not addressed but then, that might take another book to cover.

All in all, “Escaping the Cauldron” is an honest and informative tool that should open readers’ eyes to the subtle ways the occult has infiltrated our society. I for one never knew about the widespread numbers of people who consider themselves Christian witches.


This book was provided for review by Glass Road Public Relations.

From the Back Cover:

An eight-year journey through the occult and into freedom.

Escaping the Cauldron exposes the subtle occult influences that affect 21st century Christians. Part Bible study, part memoir, this book takes the reader deep inside Kristine’s eight year journey as a witch, medium, and ghost hunter and reveals how God delivered her out of the occult altogether and mercifully restored her faith and life in Christ.


Kristine McGuire is an inspirational writer and speaker, sharing her testimony and encouraging others in their walk with Christ. A gifted writer, her work has been featured on Positively Feminine, Faithful Devotions, and Praise & Coffee Magazine (Fall 2011).

Kristine ‘s first book, Escaping the Cauldron, is an informative memoir and Bible study, recounting her journey from committed Christian to witch, medium, and ghost hunter for eight years until restored to faith in Jesus Christ.

Kristine is a wife and the mother of two adult daughters. She enjoys writing, spending time with her family, long walks, listening to music of all kinds, and experiencing God’s daily gift called life.