By Joseph Loconte

The untold tale of the way the 1st international battle formed the lives, religion, and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis—now in paperback.

The First international battle laid waste to a continent and completely altered the political and non secular panorama of the West. For a iteration of guys and girls, it introduced the top of innocence—and the top of religion. but for J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, the nice conflict deepened their non secular quest. either males served as squaddies at the Western entrance, survived the trenches, and used the event of that clash to ignite their Christian mind's eye. Had there been no nice warfare, there could were noHobbit, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and maybe no conversion to Christianity by way of C. S. Lewis.

Unlike a new release of younger writers who misplaced religion within the God of the Bible, Tolkien and Lewis produced epic tales infused with the subjects of guilt and style, sorrow and comfort. Giving an unabashedly Christian imaginative and prescient of desire in a global tortured through doubt and disillusionment, the 2 writers created works that modified the process literature and formed the religion of hundreds of thousands. this can be the 1st publication to discover their paintings in mild of the non secular concern sparked by way of the conflict.

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