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The Road Goes Ever On: A Christian Journey Through The Lord of the Rings Paperback – January 25, 2017
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...the journey into The Lord of the Rings spirals ever deeper with each new lens. By providing several angles through which to gaze on Tolkien's masterpiece, Frailey brings new color and life to Tolkien's perennial classic. ~Brandon Vogt
...a distinctive journey through tenets of the Christian faith as seen through the lens of The Lord of the Rings. It was a treat for someone like me who loves this story so much.
Ann gives us a glimpse into the Christian ethos that was fundamental to Tolkien's life and work. Do yourself and your children a favor. Buy, read and soak in this book.
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I particularly enjoyed her comparisons between the characters of Middle-earth and the apostles and saints. Statements like “Charity is the culmination of our faith and hope. Love is in some sense the creative expression of faith and hope.” made me ponder, and her exposition of the seven deadly sins in the middle of her book is something I always need to reconsider.
For me, Ann Frailey’s book was a distinctive journey through tenets of the Christian faith as seen through the lens of The Lord of the Rings. It was a treat for someone like me who loves this story so much.
Her new self-published her book, The Road Goes Ever On: A Christian Journey Through The Lord of the Rings (iUniverse, paperback, 163), is anything but amateur. It carries an imprimatur from Bishop Thomas Paprocki and the interior layout is professionally designed.
What sets her book apart, though, is the interesting framework. The early chapters gaze on Tolkien's stories through the the theological virtues--faith, hope, love. She then she uses the four cardinal virtues, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the seven deadly virtues as alternate lenses.
However, my favorite angle comes in the final third of the book. Frailey pairs twelve of Tolkien's major characters to Catholic saints. She examines the courageous Frodo in light of St. Thomas More; the prophetic Gandalf in light of Moses; the broken Boromir in light of St. Augustine; and the bold Eowyn in light of St. Clare. Frailey uses Tolkien's fictional characters to point to real-life heroes who in turn point to Christ. When she compares Faramir to St. Thomas Aquinas, for example, she brings Christ-like purity into focus:
"Both the character of Faramir and the reality of Thomas show us different versions of a pure mind and heart that does not desire the things of this world. They are the examples we should look to first for they show us an uncorrupted path and they are the ones we should offer to the pure innocence of our children."
In Frailey's book, the journey into The Lord of the Rings spirals ever deeper with each new lens. By providing several angles through which to gaze on Tolkien's masterpiece, Frailey brings new color and life to Tolkien's perennial classic.
Joan L. Kelly
-author of inspirational adventure stories. [...]
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