Wandering in Wonder

Wandering in Wonder

People love Tolkien because his writing elicits wonder. We love Middle-earth, in large part, because we long to enjoy its wonders in our daily Present-earth experience. Consider Peter Kreeft’s perspective on the wonder-eliciting power of Tolkien’sThe Silmarillion: “The Silmarillion is a Great Book. I deduce this from two premises: the first is C. S. Lewis’s Experiment…

A Fragrantly Recurring Tolkien Smoke-Ring

John Elton Pletcher loves storytelling, all-things-Tolkien, and literary analysis (with a special eye for everyday applicability). Speaker, author, pastor, and curator of @GandalfTheGuide, John lives in Lancaster, PA with his wonderful wife, Nancy, and three high-energy, creative sons. Though they never met, I am quite confident that J.R.R. Tolkien would have loved my grandfather, Everett…

10 of the Most Popular Tolkien Quotes on Twitter

Hobbits, orcs, elves, dwarves, and other creatures from Middle Earth will descend on downtown Greenville this fall to celebrate English author JRR Tolkien, the beloved creator of “The Lord of the Rings.”
Tolkien fans are being encouraged to dress in their best Middle Earth costumes for the first annual “Celebrate Tolkien” conference, which will be held at the Old Cigar Warehouse November 9-10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Our goal is honor and appreciate Tolkien’s work with this conference,” said organizer Dan Cruver. “We’re encouraging everyone

Hear Tolkien Scholar Joseph Pearce at Celebrate Tolkien

Along with 10 other presenters, England-born Tolkien scholar Joseph Pearce is presenting at the first annual Celebrate Tolkien Conference in Greenville, SC on November 9-10 at The Old Cigar Warehouse.

Joseph is a writer and the director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College. Previously, he had comparable positions at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Ave Maria College, and at Ave Maria University in Florida.

He’s the author of…