A winsome, whimsical look at the obscure scholar whose work has delighted fans for more than 75 years.
After part three of The Hobbit movie franchise was released in December 2014, Devin Brown’s book, Tolkien, became a must-read for all fans. Weaving in the major aspects of the author’s life, career, and faith, Brown shares how Tolkien’s beloved works came to be written and readers will find the “father of fantasy fiction” lived a life as fascinating and inspiring as any of his books. Unlike typical biographies that provide mere accounts of a subject’s life, this book focuses on Tolkien’s amazing accomplishments and addresses the intense significance so many people have placed on the faith values of his work. An examination of Tolkien’s religious beliefs and the way his faith influenced his fiction makes this a unique study for church groups as well as book clubs and school studies.