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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (307 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Ware, Kurt Bruner Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Finding God Series Release Date: November 2003 ISBN: 9781621882053
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Recently named the #1 piece of twentieth-century literature, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is more than a great story. It’s a much-needed reminder that, like J. R. R. Tolkien’s hobbits, Christians are all on an epic quest. In examining the Christian themes in the trilogy, authors Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware find that truth and fiction are not as far apart as they seem. Even though Tolkien never intended for these books to present the Gospel, when read in the light of the Scripture, they offer a rich tapestry of redemption, values, and faith against all odds.                                          

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 1/9/2014

    " An excellent series of essays exploring the deeeper truths of Tolkien's famous books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexis | 1/4/2014

    " Movie-a-thon was fun - book was helpful - but much more along the lines of recognizing themes in the movies. The book was good overall, but not fantastic. a good and worthwhile read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rose | 12/24/2013

    " I really enjoyed the little nuggets of wisdom in this book! If you're a Tolkien fan, you'll enjoy how Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware have weaved in words from the Bible that relate to the characters and experiences found in The Lord of the Rings. It's a quick read and quite insightful, too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 12/3/2013

    " I thought it was very good but predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 11/11/2013

    " Gives a greater meaning to "The Lord of the Rings" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 11/6/2013

    " LOTR books are great --but how do they tie into God? hmmm gotta read this short, small book to find out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chaotician | 10/24/2013

    " Superbly written! Since I read this book I have a greater appreciation for Tolkien. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 5/3/2013

    " I really liked it. Really good read, especially since it's Lent. Good book. I feel like I can find God in lots of things now! Yay! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Jo Grassi | 7/17/2012

    " Very good arguments for their statements and makes one think when reading the books or watching the movies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charity U | 7/12/2012

    " A little too preachy for me, and trying too desperately to find parallels. Didn't really enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith Ford | 6/13/2012

    " Interesting to say the least. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenavieve | 5/25/2012

    " My brother gave this to me and it's pretty awesome. I don't think it's powerful enough to really alter something so strong as religious beliefs but it gives literature an interesting perspective when it concerns religious symbols and all that...wee... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl Tribble | 5/15/2012

    " I did not realize when I picked it up that it was primarily a devotional. Set it down for some time while I got used to that idea! It's not brilliant writing but, once I read it for what it was, I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel | 2/5/2012

    " This was a good book. Many of the allegorical references made caused me to sit and consider what the author was saying. While I agree with what he said and enjoyed the book to an extent, it wasn't extremely engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/6/2011

    " This book is an excellent look into the biblical meaning behind the epic. I highly recommend it to any youth pastor who is looking for something that teens would enjoy. I would also recommend it as a daily devotional. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Neil McCrea | 7/1/2011

    " It's about what one would expect from the title. It was given to me by well meaning family members attempting to keep me on the straight and narrow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jadepen | 2/25/2011

    " Factually true, but unfortunately errs on the side of the pedantic. Those who are not spiritually-minded and do not love Tolkien's works will get little value out of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/11/2011

    " This was a fun divotional/bible study for really seeing God through the eyes of CS Lewis. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 4/16/2008

    " I feel like this series is just trying to sell some books. Didn't get much out of this one. "

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About the Author
Kurt Bruner is the best-selling author of more than fifteen books. For twenty years, Kurt worked at Focus on the Family where he served as Group Vice President over films, books, drama and other media. Kurt is president of HomePointe Inc., a network of churches driving home-centered faith formation. Kurt and his wife, Olivia, have been married for twenty-seven years and have four children. They live in Rockwall, Texas.
About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone, an Audie Award winner, has consistently received high praise from critics and fans alike for his audiobook performances for over twenty years. He has performed on and off Broadway and in regional theaters. His television appearances include Law & Order, Against the Law, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live.