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Release Date: January 01, 1970

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Genre: Analysis

Audience: Teenagers and adults REVIEWER:
Dr. Ted Baehr There have been
innumerable books, websites,
articles, and dissertations on
J.R.R. Tolkien’s LORD OF THE
RINGS - enough to fill a small
library. Many have great
merit, and I trust that the
book we just wrote for
Crossways, FRODO AND HARRY,
will be among them. Matthew T.
Dickerson’s book, FOLLOWING
GANDALF, stands out among THE
LORD OF THE RINGS library of
books, websites, articles, and
dissertations. It gives an
easy to read, yet profound
insight into the moral and
Christian themes of THE LORD
OF THE RINGS. Being a
professor at Middlebury
College, a secular school, Dr.
Dickerson does not hit the
reader over the head by
reading Christianity into LORD
OF THE RINGS. He recognizes
that J.R.R. Tolkien did not
want the book to be an
allegory and that Tolkien
avoided metaphors. So he
carefully and winsomely
unpacks THE LORD OF THE RINGS
and Tolkien’s other books to
reveal a wonderful portrait of
the moral and spiritual values
that underline these great
works. Next to the books
themselves, this is “must
reading” - and a pleasure to
read. Even with all that
I’ve read on THE LORD OF THE
RINGS, I was led to deeper
levels of understanding and
appreciation for Tolkien’s
masterpiece. Thank you
Matt. Please address your
comments to: Rebecca Cooper,
Managing Editor Brazos
Press P.O. Box 6287 Grand
Rapids, Michaigan 49516 Tel:
(616) 676-9185 Fax: (616)
676-9573 www.brazospress.com

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Writer: Matthew T. Dickerson

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(CCC) Christian worldview consistently and brilliantly presented

GENRE: Analysis

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Summary:

Matthew T. Dickerson’s book, FOLLOWING GANDALF, is stands out among THE LORD OF THE RINGS library of books, websites, articles, and dissertations. It gives an easy to read, yet profound insight into the moral and Christian themes of THE LORD OF THE RINGS which will lead the reader to deeper levels of understanding and appreciation for Tolkien’s masterpiece.

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There have been innumerable books, websites, articles, and dissertations on J.R.R. Tolkien’s LORD OF THE RINGS - enough to fill a small library. Many have great merit, and I trust that the book we just wrote for Crossways, FRODO AND HARRY, will be among them. Matthew T. Dickerson’s book, FOLLOWING GANDALF, stands out among THE LORD OF THE RINGS library of books, websites, articles, and dissertations. It gives an easy to read, yet profound insight into the moral and Christian themes of THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

Being a professor at Middlebury College, a secular school, Dr. Dickerson does not hit the reader over the head by reading Christianity into LORD OF THE RINGS. He recognizes that J.R.R. Tolkien did not want the book to be an allegory and that Tolkien avoided metaphors. So he carefully and winsomely unpacks THE LORD OF THE RINGS and Tolkien’s other books to reveal a wonderful portrait of the moral and spiritual values that underline these great works.

Next to the books themselves, this is “must reading” - and a pleasure to read. Even with all that I’ve read on THE LORD OF THE RINGS, I was led to deeper levels of understanding and appreciation for Tolkien’s masterpiece. Thank you Matt.

Please address your comments to:

Rebecca Cooper, Managing Editor

Brazos Press

P.O. Box 6287

Grand Rapids, Michaigan 49516

Tel: (616) 676-9185

Fax: (616) 676-9573

www.brazospress.com

SUMMARY: Matthew T. Dickerson’s book, FOLLOWING GANDALF, is stands out among THE LORD OF THE RINGS library of books, websites, articles, and dissertations. It gives an easy to read, yet profound insight into the moral and Christian themes of THE LORD OF THE RINGS which will lead the reader to deeper levels of understanding and appreciation for Tolkien’s masterpiece.

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