J.R.R. Tolkien by Mark Horne – Book Review
J.R.R. Tolkien, written by Mark Horne, is a new book in the Christian Encounters Series, published by Thomas Nelson. J.R.R. Tolkien is a somewhat brief biography, but packed full of plenty of information and stories about Tolkien’s life. The book starts in 1892, when Tolkien was born and progresses in chronological order, each chapter summarizing several years of his life.
J.R.R. Tolkien was descriptive and easy to read. This was my first Tolkien biography, and I learned a lot about Tolkien by reading this book. As a fan of Tolkien’s work, I enjoyed reading about his life and appreciated the sections of the book that compared parts of his fictional stories to occurrences in his life. It is obviously not a very in-depth biography, due to the length, but gives the reader a complete overview of J.R.R. Tolkien’s personality and life. I recommend this biography to any Tolkien fan who would like to learn more about his life.
I also hope to read more books in the Christian Encounters series. If they are all written similar to this book, it will be an easy way to learn more about the lives of other influential Christians.