J. R. R. Tolkien

The Mind Behind the Rings

by Mark Horne, Christopher Ashman

On Sale: 2022-10-04

Book Summary

J. R. R. Tolkien: The Mind Behind the Rings is an easy-to-read biography that provides insight on the popular author’s life and writings. This book answers frequently asked questions that Tolkien fans and followers have.

About the Book

J. R. R. Tolkien: The Mind Behind the Rings, you'll get a never-before-seen look at the man, the artist, and the believer behind some of the world's most beloved stories.

Join bestselling author Mark Horne as he explores lasting impact of the kind of creative freedom that can only come from faith and struggle.

Raised in South Africa and Great Britain, young Tolkien led a life filled with uncertainty, instability, and loss. As he grew older, however, the faith that his mother instilled in him continued as an intrinsic contribution to his creative imagination and his everyday life.

J. R. R. Tolkien explores:

  • The literary giant's childhood, coming-of-age stories, and the countless hurdles he faced
  • What inspired and influenced The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
  • Tolkien's service in the war
  • The ways that Tolkien's faith influenced his work

Previously published as a volume in the Christian Encounters series, this renewed edition of J. R. R. Tolkien now includes updated information about TV series and films inspired by Tolkien's literary creations as well as a discussion guide designed to keep the conversation going.

Product Details

  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2022-10-04
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2022-10-04
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  • Category 1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • Category 2 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
  • Category 3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General