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The Grace-Filled Poem That G.K. Chesterton and J.R.R. Tolkien Loved

One of the first texts I read after becoming Catholic was Francis Thompson’s “The Hound of Heaven”. It’s a short poem, but a deeply┬ámoving one. It vividly describes how God (the Hound of Heaven) chases down a wayward soul, never giving up the pursuit, “down the nights and down the days…down the labyrinthine ways.”

Visiting Tolkien’s Desk, Lewis’s Pen, and the Narnian Wardrobe

  This past weekend, I visited the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College. Wheaton, located right outside of Chicago, is the country’s flagship Evangelical university. It’s the school Billy Graham attended and brought to fame. But the Wade Center, hidden in a plain neighborhood, on outskirts of the campus, has become a pilgrimage site for Protestants and Catholics alike. … Continue reading

J.R.R. Tolkien Book Giveaway!

“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached. Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You … Continue reading

8 Books on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Catholicism

  Few people know J.R.R. Tolkien better than Joseph Pearce. The renowned literary biographer has studied Tolkien for decades and has written many books on his fellow Englishman. He has also also taught two eight-lecture courses on Tolkien’s work for the Catholic Courses program, one on The Lord of the Rings and the other on The Hobbit. He also has … Continue reading

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