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J.R.R. Tolkien Christian Encounter Series {Review}

J.R.R. Tolkien Christian Encounters Series

By Mark Horne
Published by Thomas Nelson
Book Description

Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Some are familiar faces. Others are unexpected guests. But all, through their relationships, struggles, prayers, and desires, uniquely illuminate our shared experience.

J.R.R. Tolkien famously penned The Hobbit and the 3-volume novel The Lord of the Rings. Known as “the father of modern fantasy literature,” his writings have inspired many other works of fantasy and have had a lasting effect on the entire genre. In this Christian Encounters biography, learn how Tolkien’s faith was an intrinsic element of his creative imagination, one that played out in the pages of his writings and his life.

My Review:

He is one of the best selling authors of all time. A man who was a genius with words and languages. A man with faith and desire to write. In recent years he became more famous than he probably would have ever thought possible. He has reached “rock star” status.

We all know his stories, The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. We have watched the movies made from those books. Many of us love the story and what it represents to each of us. An unlikely hero fighting the odds to save an entire world. This book gives us insight to the man behind the stories. He had a very interesting childhood and was a perfectionist. He wrote and rewrote his stories many times before they went to print. Never fully thinking his work was good enough.

We see how his childhood, family and friends have influenced him through the years. We see how World War I and World War II reflects in his work, not necessarily intentionally but in it none-the-less. We see how his friendship with C.S. Lewis encouraged him to complete his work.

I think this was a very informative and interesting biography of an author whose work I enjoyed whole heartedly. If you would like to find out more info about J.R.R. Tolkien and what influenced and inspired him grab this book. You can do so by clicking the image of the book above.

**Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson publishing in exchange for an honest opinion.**

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