It’s a place filled with magic and lore. Strength is shown in weakness. Wisdom is given in unconventional and untimely ways. The land is magical and full of hobbits, wizards, warriors and orcs. Of Course I am talking about the magical realm that Tolkien created for all readers in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series. Tolkien was a master story teller. When one reads his work, it like drinking cold water on a really hot day. You feel refreshed but still thirst for more.
Tolkien’s biography by Mark Home introduces us to the man behind the magic. Here we see Tolkien as he lives day to day. We see there was more to him than the stuff of legends. He was a real man who lived a very real life.
Tolkien was obviously a man of faith and his work are influenced by those convictions and beliefs. No one can take for granted the Christian undertones in Lord of the Rings. Whatever one’s faith, Tolkien matches it in a shocking way.
I enjoyed getting a chance to read more about Tolkien. This book is part of the Christian Encounters series. If you are looking for a good place to start reading up on Tolkien, may I suggest this short work.