Pop queen Madonna's latest book has infuriated Kabbalah critics, who claim it brutally forces the mystical offshoot of Judaism "down the throats of innocent children".

The MATERIAL GIRL's fourth children's tome THE ADVENTURES OF ABDI tells the story of ABDI, a young boy who has to deliver the most precious necklace in the world to the queen, and overcomes numerous obstacles "through the power of spiritual certainty".

Religious cult expert Rick Ross tells American news site MSNBC.COM, "The book is just more Kabbalah preaching disguised as a kiddie book. The character survives 'through the power of spiritual certainty'.

"It's just pushing Kabbalah down the throats of innocent children."

The book will hit book shops in November (04).

20/10/2004 17:22