Hollywood Jesus and Hobbits

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Well, I am not having another book launch, but while I’m running articles from other sources, it would be terrible of me to overlook the fact that September is, after all, Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday month. So here, from Hollywood Jesus, is an interview to celebrate!

In case you want to know more before committing to clicking over, here is a bit of the interview.

2. Why would teenagers want to read this book?

It might seem that fictional fantasy characters don’t have much in common with real teenagers. But that is so not true. They feel inadequate, afraid, angry, proud, exhausted, hopeful—all the things we all feel. Teens are looking for their adventure in life—how do they fit in this world and what is their task? In Tolkien’s world, it’s all about tasks and unique callings; it’s about normal, average people finding their place and doing great things. How do they do it?

3. How is this book different from all the other ones out there on this topic?

Well, I have a professor who endorsed my book who said in his reply email, “When I first received your request, I thought, ‘No, not another one of those books! Then I read it and loved it.’” So—it’s not another one of those books? Another reviewer called it “delightfully sarcastic and irreverent while deeply spiritual.” I rather like being called that.

Read on here.

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