Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sharin’ the Lurve…

I’ve mentioned on various occasions that I have a co-worker who loves me.  Every now and then, I arrive at work to find something like this:

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Yeah.  Five books sitting on my desk!  How cool is that?  Four of the five were Star Trek related while one was Tolkien. 

The rundown:

The Star Trek Reader ~ James Blish

The Book of Lost Tales ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Imzadi ~ Peter David

Star Trek: Enterprise – The First Adventure ~ Vonda N. McIntyre

Star Trek Memories ~ William Shatner with Chris Kreski

So, it looks like I’m in for a bunch of fun reading.  While not a huge Star Trek fan, I do enjoy the many universes traveled between the series.  That, and well, you know me… I’ll read just about anything.

Until later,

TCBL

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.