Echoes of Truth: Christianity in The Lord of the Rings, by Michael C. Haldas, is now available in print and e-book. A collector’s edition, with the splendid illustrations of artist Elaina Olga, is also available.
In addition to being a professor, master of language and myth, and a loving husband and father, J.R.R. Tolkien was a devout Christian. He saw the Gospel of Christianity as myth come true within human history and all great stories in the world as reflecting elements of this truth. His love of these, and his Christian faith, flowed into The Lord of the Rings, mingling to create a great work of beauty for all to enjoy.
The Lord of the Rings can be read from many perspectives, offering a rich experience for both Christians and non-Christians alike. Echoes of Truth: Christianity in The Lord of the Rings explores the Gospel, Christian themes, and Biblical archetypes in J.R.R. Tolkien’s great masterpiece, with a strong focus on the author’s exacting language, along with commentary from his letters and interviews.
Divided into two parts, the first half covers topics such as providence, spiritual reality, good and evil, life and death, love and friendship, sacrifice, pity, and temptation. Part two addresses Christian typology, explaining how characters, places and events in The Lord of the Rings are similar to certain types found in the Bible, and illuminates how this offers greater insight into the influences behind Tolkien’s sub-creation.
“Echoes of Truth: Christianity in the Lord of the Rings
was a true labour of love, honouring
the work and the man who created it.”
Michael C. Haldas
“My hope is that my passion shines through the work I create
and speaks to the heart of the individual.”
The book is now available on the Luna Press Publishing website, as well as the usual retailers.