Go OR Stay?

Go OR Stay?

Three Courageous Tolkien Concepts

Too often, I can be a play-it-safe kind of person.

Good doors swing open. “Should I walk through?”

Roads diverge. “Which one shall I choose?” (Often, standing still and making no decision just feels easier.)

That unique invitation arrives. “Should I accept it?”

Go boldly, or play it safe? Move out in courageous perseverance or stay frozen in fear? Puzzling, pivotal moments of decision

Subscribe to the January 2019 edition today and you’ll receive access to this article, the rest of the January edition, and SIX months of bonus content!

Eden, The Spoiling of Middle-Earth, and Hope

In the afterword of Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien, Tom Shippey writes:

“In a letter he wrote to his son Christopher in 1945, Tolkien remarked, ‘certainly there was an Eden on this very unhappy earth. We all long for it, and are constantly glimpsing it’ (Letters, 110). He provided many glimpses of it himself.

This page is part of the January 2019 edition.

Subscribe to the January 2019 edition today and you’ll receive access to this article, the rest of the January edition, and and SIX months of bonus content!

Stop, Enjoy the Wonder

November 2018 Bundle Stop, Enjoy the Wonder by Dan Cruver Do you ever feel like your life is just too busy? Do you have too much going on, so much so that you feel stressed more often than not? If so, Tolkien has some wisdom for you. “Do not spoil the wonder with haste!”—so answered…