Celebrity Evangelist Shares Christian Books with LOTR Star Dominic Monaghan
By Movieguide® Staff
Known as the Celebrity Evangelist on social media, Dylan Novak recently met LORD OF THE RINGS star Dominic Monaghan and shared the Gospel.
Monaghan is known for his role as Merry Brandybuck in Peter Jackson’s adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous novels.
“On Twitter, Dominic has often talked about God, defended creationism, and religion in general,” Novak wrote in a caption beneath a picture including Monaghan, himself, his wife, and his newborn daughter. “He wrote a poem titled ‘Judas’ in which he said, ‘Can’t help but feel bad for Judas. Lost in a story he didn’t write, bigger than this world. Someone had to turn. Seems so cruel they would pick the most shunned, most in need of love. Takes silver, pays with his life. Hanging on an ignored tree for eternity.’
“Dominic was very kind and excited over his gift (‘The Case for Christ’ & ‘The Case for Faith’ by Lee Strobel, ‘GASP!’ by Tony Nolan, tracts, and letter),” the caption continued. “He asked what ‘The Case for Faith’ was about, and I told him it tackled the toughest objections to Christianity that many people are afraid to talk about. He said, ‘Well, that’s just what I like.’”
“Please be praying for him,” the post concluded.
Movieguide® previously reported on Novak’s ministry to Hollywood and entertainment celebrities like Paris Jackson:
The Celebrity Evangelist, whose real name is Dylan Novak, recently shared the gospel with model, actress and singer-songwriter Paris Jackson, the daughter of the pop-icon Michael Jackson.
According to Novak, Paris and her brothers were raised by their grandparents after the death of their father in 2009, and introduced to the false religion of Jehovah’s Witness.
“Paris Jackson. After her father (Michael) passed away in 2009, Paris and her brothers were raised by their grandparents, who are part of the Jehovah’s Witness cult,” Novak wrote on Facebook.
He continued: “During an interview with Willow Smith, Paris said, ‘My family’s very religious, and a lot, like homosexuality, is very taboo. So we don’t talk about it, and it’s not really accepted. I’ve gotten to a point where I respect them and I have love for them, I respect their beliefs, I respect their religion. Right now, I’m at a point where, to expect them to put aside their culture and their religion, like, expectations lead to resentments.’”
But Novak said that in a recent conversation with Paris, he steered her towards the Gospel—which is about a relationship with Jesus, not religion.
“I had a very nice conversation with her about how truth and peace is found in a relationship with Jesus, not religion,” he said. “She was very appreciative and receptive of ‘Jesus > Religion’ by Jefferson Berthke, ‘GASP! by Tony Nolan, tracts, and letter. Please be praying for her…”
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