Archives For J.R.R. Tolkien




Amazon recently released their monthly ebook sale for May 2019…

(Most ebooks in this sale are $3.99 or less!)


(Beginning with the Most Popular Titles)

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Lesslie Newbigin Ebooks
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Here are 15 of the Very Best Deals
for Christian Readers from this sale… 


The Seven Storey Mountain:
An Autobiography of Faith

Thomas Merton

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Faith Unraveled:
How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers
Learned to Ask Questions

Rachel Held Evans

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J.R.R. Tolkien:
A Biography

Humphrey Carpenter

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Jesus Calls, We Follow

Scot McKnight

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Take and Read:
Spiritual Reading: An Annotated List

Eugene Peterson

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( J.R.R. Tolkien, Jane Jacobs, Dallas Willard, MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.


Ebook / Audiobook Deals

from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(December 2018)


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[easyazon_link identifier=”B007978OY6″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Lord of the Rings: One Volume[/easyazon_link]

J.R.R. Tolkien

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All three volumes in one ebook,
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[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”1944769897″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”270″]Myth-ing Persons

A review of 

The Inklings and King Arthur:
J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis and Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain

Sørina Higgins, Ed.

Paperback: Apocryphile, 2018
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Reviewed by Sam Edgin

I remember, as a child, trying to find my definitive King Arthur book. Stories of fell swords and dangerous magic had seized me like they do many other children. I was fascinated by the possibilities of mysterious power carried within Christian relics, fresh with the adventures of Indiana Jones were running amok in my imagination. Mostly, though, I was harboring a strange obsession with the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. It resonated within me, and I wanted more about Gawain and his bargains, steeped in chivalry and loyalty and hazy magic. I’m not sure I was ever sated – the efforts to find an Arthuriana found me Roger Lancelyn Green, whose Arthur and Gawain seemed lacking, but whose Robin Hood was so similar to the Robin Hood I saw in movies. Distracted, I seldom returned to Gawain and the castle in the forest.

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[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”1612618626″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”232″]The Power of Myth
in the Human Spiritual Experience

A Review of 

A Well of Wonder: Essays on C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and the Inklings
Clyde Kilby

Loren Wilkinson and Keith Call, Eds.
Hardback: Mount Tabor Books, 2017
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Reviewed by Warren Hicks


“Clyde Kilby was fundamentally a teaher, but what he had to teach was not a collection of facts, rather, he taught an awed, thankful, and joyful stance toward creation and Creator.”  – Loren Wilkinson, from the foreword (.xiii)


A Well of Wonder introduces the reader to the relationships that Mr. Kilby had with Lewis and Tolkien that led him to pursue the project of gathering their papers and that of other of the Inklings into what would become the Marion F. Wade Center at Wheaton College in Illinois. This repository of primary source material including manuscripts and handwritten and typed correspondence among and by Lewis, Tolkien, Dorothy Sayers, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield and G. K. Chesterton has become the fruit of what Kilby describes as, “nothing less than a movement of the Holy Spirit.”

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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[easyazon_link identifier=”1328791823″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Beren and Lúthien[/easyazon_link]

J.R.R. Tolkien

Read a review from NPR… 


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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(JRR Tolkien, Leonard Sweet, Shannan Martin, Alan Hirsch,MORE)


99 Classics available
as 99c Audiobooks!

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
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[easyazon_link identifier=”B007978MZM” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Tales from the Perilous Realm[/easyazon_link]

J.R.R. Tolkien

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In honor of J.R.R. Tolkien’s 125th Birthday today, here’s a radio drama of one of my favorite stories of his…


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J.R.R. Tolkien

Paperback: Harper Collins, 2016 Edition
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ALSO, Middle Earth Beyond the LOTR



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[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”B018RB6FNY” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”221″]That Frumious Bandersnatch

A Feature Review of

Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings 
Diana Glyer

Illustrated by James A. Owen
Paperback: Black Squirrel Books, 2016
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Reviewed by Sam Edgin


In the corner of a pub in small town Indiana, I met with dear friends weekly for over a year. Huddled in dusty yellow light beneath a wrinkled photocopy of a painting of a British hunting party, their red jackets faded orange, we fancied ourselves like the Inklings, that company of writers who met – also weekly – in the infamous Rabbit Room in back of the Eagle and Child in Oxford. This comparison was generous – we only talked about books, not wrote them – but little makes a young man feel more infinite than sitting in a pub with friends, laughing loud and arguing louder, empty pints scattered victoriously across the table.

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Today marks the anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien’s death.

In honor of his life and work, we offer this reading guide to his works that flesh out the history and culture of Middle Earth, beyond the familiar Lord of the Rings Series.

How deeply have you read about Middle Earth beyond The Lord of the Rings? 


1) [easyazon_link identifier=”0544338014″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Silmarillion[/easyazon_link]

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Dorothy Day, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ferguson & Faith, MORE)

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
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