The Weekly Hit List: November 8, 2013

A Hobbit Journey by Matthew Dickerson was reviewed in Tolkien Journal.

“Dickerson’s main thrust, then and now, is wrestling with one of the common criticisms we hear from Tolkien’s detractors:  that LOTR glorifies war and violence.  So he carefully looks at the battles, at how they are described, and at how the heroes respond to them, participate in them, think and talk about them, and feel about it afterward. . . .

“Wrestling with significant questions as they are raised and answered by details of plot and texture of passage, Dickerson shows a profound understanding of what literature is and therefore of how it should be studied.”

Read the rest of the review here.



Quick Hits:

Educating All God’s Children by Nicole Baker Fulgham was reviewed by Dr. Trent Nicholson.

Nicole  Baker Fulgham wrote “Resurrecting Detroit” for Q Ideas.

iGods by Craig Detweiler was recommended by Hearts & Minds Books.

Christine Colón, co-author of Singled Out, appeared on Connected Faith with Neil Stavem.


Ebook Specials:

God Hides in Plain Sight: How to See the Sacred in a Chaotic World by Dean Nelson is only $1.99 (88% off) through November 10.