Time Again For Tolkien

I ran across this article, St. Augustine and J.R.R. Tolkien, a few weeks ago, and due to the length of it, bookmarked it for later. I read it today, and realized something: I have not read Tolkien since my conversion. As a youth, I read the covers off The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and devoured The Silmarillion and as many biographies of Tolkien as I could find — but in those days, mine was not a church-going or well-catechized family. As a result, this article was like a freshening breeze, urging me to open those books again and read them now with new (or renewed) eyes. I have a hundred other books to read, but these old friends are calling…

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