Do I have magic and/or sorcery in my children's chapter book series? Yes.
Does my story glorify them? Absolutely not. In fact, if you read the first book, you will find that it says that magic and sorcery are bad things and not of God.
Now, let's talk about Shayia's sword. Is it magic? No. Shayia's father made the sword following explicit instructions from God. When the Word appears on the blade of the sword, it is the manifestation of God's power.
Let's look at the Word. What about Moses' staff or the talking donkey? Was this magic or sorcery? No. It was the manifestation of God's power.
So, what am I to do when people do not wish to promote the stories the Lord gives me because they feel it goes against their convictions? I'll tell you what I do...I thank them. I must follow my heart as they must follow theirs.
The Lord gave me this children's chapter book series. He gave me the content. I will obey and follow His guidance. When I receive notes from children saying the stories drew them closer to God, I know I have done what I was called to do.
We believers will disagree with one another. It's all right. But, let's guard ourselves from allowing any discord to come between us. Let's glorify our Heavenly Father in all we do!!
Blessings and keep writing!!!!