The Return of the King (plus 4 page A5 Gospel tract jpg-s download)

The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, I smell it in the air.
J.R.R. Tolkien

In his epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien transports us to Middle Earth where the evil forces of Sauron, Lord of Mordor, have brought great darkness throughout the land. Although the parallels with today’s war-filled world are obvious, there has been much debate about whether The Lord of the Rings was written as an allegory. Tolkien himself stated that he “dislikes allegory in all its manifestations.” Later, however, Tolkien wrote, “Of course, Allegory and Story converge, meeting somewhere in Truth.” What is the “Truth” that Tolkien’s stories impart? Is The Lord of the Rings a prophetic vision of our present tumultuous times when war, violence, greed, hatred and destruction threaten to envelop us in darkness? Continue reading “The Return of the King (plus 4 page A5 Gospel tract jpg-s download)”

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