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J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien Christian Encounters Series

By Mark Horne
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.05 Stars

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On 3/18 Suzy Oakley wrote: Part of my interest in this fantasy writer and poet stems from the fact that my husband reads Tolkien’s 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy about once a year; and my brother, who usually hates to read, nevertheless read 'The Hobbit' once upon a time and loved it. I have wanted to read ... Lacks details but a good introduction to Tolkien

Suzy's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/6 Thad Bergmeier wrote: J. R. R. Tolkien by Mark Horne is part of the Christian Encounters series through Thomas Nelson Publishers. It is a book that I have had on my desk to read for almost a year. For one reason or another, this book kept getting pushed to the back of the pile of books to read. But while I was on vacation ... J.R.R Tolkien by Mark Horne

Thad's Rating:

3 Stars

On 7/22 Viola wrote: J.R.R. Tolkien by Mark Horne is a short introduction to Tolkien's life and work but it never fails to be interesting. I enjoyed it and it made me want to read much more about this fascinating man. Tolkien had a sad childhood. His parents died young. Most of Tolkien's family cut his mother off when ... An Excellent Introduction to Tolkien

Viola's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/3 randisbookbag wrote: This brief biography of the author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit is at once engrossing and accessible. Horne does a good job of interweaving details of Tolkien's life with insights about the possible impact of his life experiences on his famous fantasy novels. I'm amazed that Horne is able ... An engrossing and accessible biography of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

randisbookbag's Rating:

5 Stars

On 3/10 'Yomi 'Segun Stephen wrote: Christian Encounters is a series of biographies made by Thomas Nelson. The biographies is based on people whose influences shaped the Church in glaring or understated ways. The books, all fewer than 200 pages, are to give us a glimpse into these peoples’ desires, struggles, and perspectives. Christian ... CHRISTIAN ENCOUNTERS–J R R TOLKIEN

'Yomi 'Segun's Rating:

3 Stars

On 3/9 Kathy Bowden wrote: When I was 10, I discovered a wondrous book in my aunt's room - J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring". I was instantly drawn to the characters, Sam in particular, as well as the amazing "sub-creation" of Middle Earth. To say that these books impacted my life might sound dramatic, but I made decisions ... Book Review: J.R.R. Tolkien - Christian Encounters Series

Kathy's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/7 Adam Bolander wrote: This is a bit of a change of pace for me, reviewing a nonfiction book. Still, when you think about it, Tolkien is one of the fathers of modern fiction, so reviewing a biography about him should not bring about any hard feelings. “J.R.R. Tolkien” is a biography written by Mark Horne that describes ... Book Review #8: J.R.R. Tolkien, by Mark Horne

Adam Bolander's Rating:

5 Stars

On 1/28 Magpie wrote: Anyone who knows me knows that I adore J.R.R. Tolkien and his works—possibly a bit too much. Once you can recite large portions of The Lay of Luthien and explain—in detail—the difference between goblins, orks, and Urak-Hai, one begins to suspect that there is a small amount of obsession involved. ... Christian Encounters: J.R.R. Tolkien, by Mark Horne

Magpie's Rating:

4 Stars

On 1/4 Mark Nenadov wrote: I made a fairly late entrance into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien. In the last couple of years, I’ve begun to devour some of his works and also various critical and biographical works about him and his literature. I must admit I’ve got a long way to go and I’m still learning a lot of new things. One ... Review of “J.R.R. Tolkien” by Mark Horne

Mark's Rating:

5 Stars

On 1/2 Reagan Berry wrote: The writing of the biography is such that I am led from chapter to chapter - not just in the text, but in Tolkien's life as well. Spanning cultural and political changes (Tolkien 'came of age' during WWI, losing all but one of his closest friends), it's interesting to look at how his life experiences ... Tolkien

Reagan's Rating:

3 Stars