What Makes “The Lord of the Rings” Great? Tolkien and Faith

Many claim the detailed, imaginative Middle-Earth is why Tolkien’s books are popular, but the faith his characters display is what makes “The Lord of the Rings” phenomenal.

What Held Tolkien Back: Perfectionism or Paper?

I recently came across an interesting diagram that shows various statistics about thirty famous books, including how long it took … More What Held Tolkien Back: Perfectionism or Paper?

4 Creative Truths Tolkien Understood

Writers, dancers, painters, and musicians all have something to teach us about how create. That’s why I read my way … More 4 Creative Truths Tolkien Understood

Why Tolkien Needs Hobbits to Tell His Story

NOTE: The following discussion is about The Lord of the Rings books, not the movies. I’m concerned with what Tolkien intended, … More Why Tolkien Needs Hobbits to Tell His Story

Celebrate Tolkien’s Birthday: Indulge in Your Mad Hobby

I love this Tolkien quote. In one sentence he offers both comfort and hope. I get comfort from the fact … More Celebrate Tolkien’s Birthday: Indulge in Your Mad Hobby