Finding God in the Lord of the Rings

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Sep 19, 2003 - Religion - 144 pages
Recently named the most popular books of the twentieth century, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is more than a great story. It's a much-needed reminder that we Christians are all on an epic quest. In examining the Christian themes in the trilogy, authors Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware find that truth and fiction are not as far apart as they seem. When read in the light of Scripture, Tolkien's trilogy reveals a rich tapestry of redemption, values, and faith against all odds.

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Finding God in The Lord of the Rings by Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware is an inspirational book reflecting on J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy and the Christian themes present throughout his books. By delving ... Read full review

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This book is an excellent look into the biblical meaning behind the epic. I highly recommend it to any youth pastor who is looking for something that teens would enjoy. I would also recommend it as a daily devotional. Read full review

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A Deep Yearning
Evil Intentions
Deceptive Appearances
Shutting Out the Night
The Last Homely House
Unwholesome Power
A Crown of Flowers
Unwitting Instrument

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JIM WARE (Glenview, IL) C.F.A. is the founder of Focus Consulting Group, a specialized firm dedicated to helping investment leaders understand, articulate and shape their firm's investment culture. A frequent keynote speaker at CFA Institute, Mutual Fund Educational Alliance, Investment Adviser Association, and U.S. Institute among others, Jim is recognized for his insightful presentations. He has a Masters in Business from the University of Chicago and a degree in philosophy from Williams College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

JIM DETHMER designs and delivers leadership training and coaching to investment professionals around the world. He has delivered speeches on this topic for the CFA Institute, Investment Advisors Association, and many leading investment firms.

JAMIE ZIEGLER has over twenty years' experience as a marketing consultant, specializing in branding and communications for investment management firms. She holds a BA in English from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in finance from DePaul University.

FRAN SKINNER, CFA, CPA, has over twenty years' experience in the investment industry, specializing in measuring and incenting performance of investment industry employees. She earned her MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Illinois-Chicago.

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