J.R.R. Tolkien, Master Evangelist

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The great novelist J.R.R. Tolkien has enchanted generations of readers with his “Hobbit” and ”Lord of the Rings,” and is the subject of a new feature film titled “Tolkien.” But in today's episode, I talk about Tolkien’s Catholic faith, which was mostly absent in the new film but critical to his upbringing and his stories of Middle-earth. A listener asks what he should if he's unable to find a spiritual director. NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non-profit ministry that depends on the support of our listeners…like you! So be part of this mission, and join us today: https://www.patreon.com/bishopbarron BOOKS MENTIONED - “The Battle for Middle-earth: Tolkien’s Divine Design in The Lord of the Rings” by Fleming Rutledge - “Tolkien: Man and Myth” by Joseph Pearce - “Bilbo’s Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning of The Hobbit” by Joseph Pearce - “Frodo’s Journey: Discover the Hidden Meaning of The Lord of the Rings” by Joseph Pearce