If you ask me what my favorite book series is I’ll answer without question “The Chronicles of Narnia” by CS Lewis, and if you ask me what my favorite movie is I’ll answer “The Lord of the Rings.” (Yes I like all three movies the same!) I love the films based on JRR Tolkien’s trilogy SO much, and I also love the books. (Unlike Narnia where I love the books but don’t enjoy the recent movies as much, the BBC ones are SO Much better!)
I think Tolkien was a genius. He not only created a whole world, with a LONG history, but several languages to go with it. I can’t think of any other fantasy writer who has created such an intricate in-depth world. On top of that the stories he wrote were complex, exciting, and well-written.
I’ve only actually read The Hobbit and The Two Towers (that one was for school) but I’ve listened to them on tape more times than I can remember! If you’ve seen the movies I highly recommend reading the books, because it will help you understand them so much better. There are so many metaphors and symbolism both for the Christian and the world in general that while most of it is there in the movies, it’s easier to see in the books.
Day 154: Thank you Lord for The Lord of the Rings books and films, and the wonder they contain. Thank you for Tolkien and the imagination you gave him to create this world, and for his influence and friendship with CS Lewis.
What are you thankful for today? Leave a Comment and let me know, I’d love to read it!