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Finding God in the Lord of the Rings [Hardcover]

By Kurt Bruner (Author) & Jim Ware (Author)
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Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.6" Width: 5" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.56 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2001
Publisher   Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN  0842355715  
EAN  9780842355711  

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"God is the Lord, of angels, and of men, and of elves." ---J.R.R. Tolkien "There is a deep yearning among the Fellowship of the Ring, an unspoken longing for something long lost. None have know it in their lifetimes. Few can recite the tales of its splendor. But all desire its discovery and hope to play a part in its restoration." This deep yearning is one that all humankind feels the desire to know someone greater than ourselves, to live in a a beautiful but vanished world, and to be rescued from the evil that besets us all around. J.R.R. Tolkien knew this yearning well, and crafted a monumental tale of the battle between good and evil that surrounds us. Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware bring the "story behind the story" to life as they explore the eternal truths revealed in Tolkien's masterpiece. You'll gain insights into the powerful faith that fueled Tolkien's imagination, and come away with a faith inspired stronger as you contemplate your own role in another story-the greatest story of all.

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More About Kurt Bruner & Jim Ware

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! KURT BRUNER is a graduate of Talbot Seminary who spends most of his time as Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas. He and Olivia host the HomePointe ministry, helping create a culture of intentional families. Kurt also serves as Executive Director for the Strong Families Innovation Alliance, a network of leading churches driving new strategies for impacting the home. The bestselling author of more than a dozen books, Kurt spent twenty years with Focus on the Family where he was Vice President over films, books, magazines, radio drama, broadcasting, internet and other media groups.
STEVE STROOPE is Lead Pastor of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas. He also provides coaching to partnership churches and missionaries throughout the world. He is a sought-after speaker and is the co-author of "Money Matters in the Church." A graduate of Hardin Simmons University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Steve and his wife, Marsha, have two grown daughters and four grandchildren.

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Inconvenient Catholicism  Jun 11, 2006
Additional comment for reviewer of Jan. 31, 2004, from Tolkien's own words:
"The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work." (Tolkien, in a letter to Robert Murray)

And in response to this book's publication: For a book to call itself "Finding God in LotR", and then to blatently ignore the inconvenient fact that Tolkien was an unabashed Catholic in a time & place where it was professionally and socially unpopular to be so, removes this book from making any claims to factual or critical authenticity, and slides it into propaganda-land.
Pablum  Dec 28, 2004
This book is horribly superficial, and the writer shows a very clear failure to understand many of the themes in LOTR. This is not finding God in LOTR, but how to use LOTR as a blunt instrument in proselytizing for evangelical christianity; emphasis on "blunt".
Christian theme? Factual!  May 19, 2004
To the reader on January 31, 2004 and to all who think like this person: J.R.R. Tolkien himself was a Christian and thus his rendition of the Lord of the Rings was a Christian work. Tolkien may not have written his work as an allegory, but he did write his work with a Christian conscience. I, as well as many others, see in these books many allusions to various themes in the Bible. I have not read this book, but am looking forward to in the future. Tolkien may not have meant his work to bear a Christian theme, but it does.
Spiritual insights into Tolkien's classic trilogy  May 8, 2004
Written by Kurt Bruner (a vice-president of Focus on the Family, perhaps best known for its Peabody Award-winning Focus on the Family Radio Theatre programs), and Jim Ware (a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary), this Oasis Audio edition of Finding God In The Lord Of The Rings is an unabridged CD audiobook rendition of spiritual insights into Tolkien's classic The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. Respecting J.R.R. Tolkien's own abiding faith and revealing how it threads through the difficult journeys of his cherished yet fallible heroes, Finding God In The Lord Of The Rings is a deeply moving and inspirational experience which is very highly recommended and inspirationally rewarding listening. 3 CDS, 3 hours.
The book is something that was inevitable  Feb 1, 2004
Ideas, such as the ones expressed in this book, inevitably followed great works of art throughout the history of mankind.

It is ridiculous to connect the tale, history, or any of the characters with religion. Numerous people who blindly believe in everything they are told always try to connect such things to their beliefs. It is stupid, shortsighted and narrow-minded to express such thought. J.R.R. Tolkien said himself in foreword of the book: "As for any inner meaning or 'message', it has in the intention of the author none. It is neither allegorical nor topical. ... I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence."
The least people can do is respect authors wishes.


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