Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Christian Encounters Series: J. R. R. Tolkien

This book can be purchased from Amazon.com, Thomas Nelson Publishers, or any major book retailer.

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Fantasy lovers all over the world know who J. R. R. Tolkien is and what he wrote. But what we don’t know is why he brought Middle Earth to the world around us. Nor, did we have any clue what inspired him to create the characters we so dearly love. This short yet informative biography answers all those questions and sheds light on many things I’d never even thought about before now.

Having fallen in love with The Hobbit as a kid, I was fascinated by all the hardships and changes Tolkien endured during his lifetime. From surviving World War I to fighting for the right to marry the woman he loved, he met every obstacle with the faith of a true believer and the patience of a man with a greater plan. His dedication, bordering on obsession, to only produce the absolute perfect work, also shows through in his writing.

J. R. R. Tolkien will forever be an inspiration to this writer’s heart. He gave his all to bring both his faith and the love of the written word to all that surrounded him. In my world, there is no greater accomplishment.

Note: As per the FTC’s new regulations, I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookSneeze® in exchange for this review.

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