- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale House (June 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1414312792
- ISBN-13: 978-1414312798
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 60 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #846,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Discover Timeless Truths among the Hobbits
It's been named the most popular book of the twentieth century, but J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" is more than just a great story of adventure and triumph.
In this book of reflections on Tolkien's trilogy, you'll discover deep connections between Earth and Middle-earth-and inspirational truths pointing to God's work in the world. You'll gain insights into the powerful faith that fueled Tolkien's imagination.
Let yourself be newly inspired by a tale of hope, redemption, and faith against all odds. And feel your own faith grow as you contemplate your role in another story-the greatest story of all.
"God is the lord, of angels, and of men-and of elves."--J. R. R. Tolkien
About the Author
Kurt Bruner is a graduate of Talbot Seminary and author of books with combined sales of over 400,000 copies. Kurt is madly in love with his wife, Olivia, and their four children, with whom he lives in the shadows of the snow-capped Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Jim Ware graduated from UCLA in 1976 with a B.A. in Classics. After marrying Joni, he enrolled at Fuller Theological Seminary, emphasizing theology and Semitic languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Ugaritic) and eventually earning an M.A. in Biblical Studies. In 1991 Jim and family relocated with Focus on the Family from Southern California to Colorado Springs, where they currently make their home. He enjoys everything about life in the shadow of Pikes Peak.
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On the negative side, the book was a bit less than what I had hoped for. I was expecting a book set up with multiple deep essays on the various subjects, but it not quite as in-depth as I would have liked. It is a good surface analysis, but it fails to go into the depths that the more intense fan would prefer.
This is an excellent informative book for parents who are concerened about exposing their children to something that they might be worried about. It is in this regard that the book could do its greatest good because many Christians could end up tossing something out in the name of "evil" that truly can be seen as a testimony of God's glory. Honestly, it a challenge for me to withhold the tears when I am reading Tolkien's work. When I read his words, I see the infinite beauty of God's creation coming forth through the hands of a man who truly realized who his God was.
Bruner's book is a delightful way to uncover many nuggets of God's truth, threaded throughout The Lord of the Rings, that a reader might miss on a cursory reading of the trilogy.
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