TOLKIEN movie review

TOLKIEN movie review

Best attempts to translate a classic fantasy from page to the big screen can be fraught with fiery danger. But attempting to render the author’s own story is even riskier. Producers’ most ingenious endeavors can “stand on the edge of a knife.”

Across previous months, we have joined the ranks of Tolkien fans and scholars round the globe in great anticipation and trepidation. Fortunately, the TOLKIEN movie does not disappoint . . .

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Why Tolkien’s Wizards Work More than Magic

Why Tolkien’s Wizards Work More than Magic

Why Tolkien’s Wizards Work More than Magic

An organizational board on which I serve faced the pressing need to stretch already-thin resources of money, personnel, time, and energy. We needed to produce a plan to course correct, and I was tasked with leading the way. (I know, lucky me. Right?!) Ours was a desperate situation, and honestly, I felt overwhelmed.

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3 Ways to Conquer Your Fears

3 Ways to Conquer Your Fears

Use The Lord of the Rings to navigate your fight-or-flight instinct. Many characters in The Lord of the Rings resist their flight instincts to fight for courage. If Hobbits—who are of meager stature and abilities—can fight through fear, we can as well.   So, read through The Lord of the Rings again to learn from its courageous…

An Inkling of Friendship in a Smartphone World

An Inkling of Friendship in a Smartphone World

In his book The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis provides us with a profound insight into the inner-workings of undistracted friendship (i.e., enjoying friends with our smartphones safely hidden away in our pockets or purses). The inner-circle of the literary gathering known as the Inklings was J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams.

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