Finding God in the Lord of the Rings
By Bruner, Kurt D., Ware, Jim
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In examining the Christian themes in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the authors find that truth and fiction are not as far apart as they seem. When read in the light of Scripture, they offer a rich tapestry of redemption, values, and faith against all odds.
|Release Date: October 2001||Pages: 128|
|Binding: Hardcover||Print Size: |
|Height: .57 inches||Width: 5.28 inches|
|Length: 7.54 inches||Weight: .56 pounds|
Jim graduated from UCLA in 1976 with a B.A. in Classics. After marrying Joni, he enrolled at Fuller Theological Seminary, emphasizing theology and Semitic languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Ugaritic) and eventually earning an M.A. in Biblical Studies. Daughter Alison, the first of six children, was born in 1979, just as Jim was completing his seminary coursework. For several years after graduation he supported his growing family as a member of the maintenance crew at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. During this time he also taught adult and college-level Bible classes at the church and hosted study groups in his home. In 1986 Jim took a position as a staff writer with Focus on the Family, a multi-media Christian ministry based (at the time) in Arcadia, California.
It was in connection with his work at Focus that Jim authored Crazy Jacob, Dangerous Dreams, and Prophet’s Kid (Bethany House Publishers). A deep love for the Bible, a strong interest in history, and a keen taste for good storytelling have all contributed to his sense of enjoyment and satisfaction in re-narrating these scriptural incidents for young readers.
In 1991 Jim and family relocated with Focus on the Family from Southern California to Colorado Springs, where they currently make their home. He enjoys everything about life in the shadow of Pikes Peak—especially the Thursday night Celtic music sessions at Poor Richard’s restaurant, where he sings and plays the guitar and hammered dulcimer.
Kurt Bruner is a graduate of Talbot Seminary and author of books with combined sales of over 400,000 copies, including The Divine Drama, the recent best-seller Finding God in The Lord of the Rings, and Inklings of God. Kurt is madly in love with his wife, Olivia, and their four children, with whom he lives in the shadows of the snow-capped Colorado Rocky Mountains
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