Sunday, July 24, 2011

J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien by Mark Horne

About The Book:
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 three-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 Thoughts:
I, like many others, am a fan of Tolkien. I am not a fan from the movies that have come out. I have been a fan ever since reading The Hobbit as a child, and of course, followed by The Lords Of The Ring! Like so many other great artists, Tolkien was not famous until he was older, and then of course he reached Legendary status after he passed away. I am fascinated that the first volume of The Lords Of The Ring (The Fellowship Of The Ring) sold out 6 weeks after publication and had to have a reprint ordered, and this was in 50's! Amazing. I highly recommend this book to anyone, young or old, who is a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien!

About The Author:
Mark Horne was born in Melbourne, Florida, but has also lived in Liberia, West Africa, and Kwajalein, Marshall Islands before graduating from high school. After graduating from Houghton College in Western, NY, in 1989, Mark worked for American Vision, Coral Ridge Ministries, and co-authored two books with George Grant. After living in Nashville, TN, where he worked as a writer/editor for Legacy Communications, Mark attended Covenant Theological Seminary in Saint Louis and earned his M.Div. degree in 1998. Mark has pastored two congregations since his seminary graduation, and serves as Assistant Pastor at Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church in St. Louis. Mark is a prolific writer and the author of A Layperson's Commentary on the Gospel of Mark. Mark and his wife Jennifer have four children.

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I received a complimentary review copy of this book from BookSneeze. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks - pretty interesting. I'm glad I got to try to the Look Inside feature, thanks for that too!


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