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Download The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle Earth Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 5 3.73 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ralph Wood Narrator: Nadia May Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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In this accessible and engaging book, Ralph Wood shows us that J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece is a deeply Christian work because it does not blink back the horrors of our terrible times but confronts them with startling honesty.

Readers keep turning to this work because here they are immersed in significance and meaning - perceiving the Hope than can be found amidst despair, the Charity that overcomes vengeance, and the Faith that springs from the strange power of weakness. The Gospel According to Tolkien will be loved by both longtime Tolkien fans and those recently drawn to his books through the popular feature films. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherrie | 1/10/2014

    " This book is great. It makes me want to re-read LotR, because I know I will pick up so much more and love it so much more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 12/11/2013

    " I really like Ralph Wood's writings. I have read another book he has written on Flannery O'Connor, and found his insights valuable. This book is no different. I recommend it highly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimi | 12/4/2013

    " My pastor loaned me this book. I found it had great insights into the crafting of words and writing in general. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noelle Campbell | 10/15/2013

    " It was interesting, but full of a lot more speculation than quotes from Tolkien. Not as reverent or honoring as "Tokien's Ordinary Virtues" - but longer and a little more like a college lecture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan | 8/21/2013

    " Read the intro and the last chapter and so far... so great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zacaro Caro | 1/19/2013

    " I reserve 5 stars for fictional page turners. This book was a great non-fiction work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 7/15/2012

    " Pretty good analysis of Tolkien's themes but there's a bit too much "cut and dry" dealing with Tolkien's themes. I'd recommend Battle for Middle-Earth by Fleming Rutledge as a follow-up for more in-depth study. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 2/7/2012

    " I loved this book as I do most things about Tolkein's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg Bailey | 12/18/2011

    " Wood has some good insights, but I struggled to follow the overall thread of his thought, even though I listened to the book twice. Perhaps some of what he said just went over my head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl El-Koura | 10/21/2011

    " A fun and thought-provoking guided tour of Tolkien's fantasy world from a Christian perspective. (One minor quibble is that the author chose the RSV for his Bible verses, which I find is a very dull translation - extra strange in the context of Tolkien's poetic language.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karla | 8/27/2011

    " Far too sanctimonious and preachy for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annabelle | 3/19/2011

    " A great look at how fantasy can explore a deep subject matter such as faith while remaining immensely entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 3/13/2011

    " It was a good book, some very good points. Wood has a lovely way with words. It felt at times as if I was reading a devotional. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it did get annoying at times because that's not what I was looking for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zacaro | 12/13/2010

    " I reserve 5 stars for fictional page turners. This book was a great non-fiction work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimi | 10/16/2008

    " My pastor loaned me this book. I found it had great insights into the crafting of words and writing in general. "

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