Wednesday, January 2, 2013

In Honor of J.R.R. Tolkien Born January 3, 1892

Professor, soldier, author as well as devoted son and husband, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He became best known as the author of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings."

It is customary to toast Professor Tolkien each year on his birthday.

In honor of his birthday, here is a collection of articles and links related to J.R.R. Tolkien and his works:


About J.R.R. Tolkien


 A toast to J.R.R. Tolkien for his January 3 birthday - author of faith-based Lord of the Rings

The birthday of Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings is on January 3. Although Tolkien passed away in 1973, his birthday is traditionally celebrated by raising a toast to the beloved professor and author.

Article at: A toast to J.R.R. Tolkien for his January 3 birthday - author of faith-based Lord of the Rings - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner
 

The Fellowship of J.R.R. Tolkien

It is superfluous to point out the profound impact the world has experienced in the 50 years since Tolkien first published The Lord of the Rings (October 21, 2004, marked the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. publication of The Fellowship of the Ring). The timeless classic has been lauded in virtually every tongue both for the books written by J.R.R. Tolkien and more recently the movies produced by Peter Jackson. In 2009, Tolkien was named #5 on the list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities published by Forbes, earning the bard $50,000,000 that year, a clear sign of his work's continuing success.

Article at: The Fellowship of J.R.R. Tolkien | Christian Activities


How Much Money Does J.R.R. TOLKIEN Make?

J.R.R. Tolkien, author of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings," earns much more today than he did when he was alive.




Tolkien Books & Movies


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey another Middle Earth adventure - review and photos

Peter Jackson's version of "The Hobbit" begins with the almost three-hour long "An Unexpected Journey" starring Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Ian Holm, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, and Elijah Wood.

Review at: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey another Middle Earth adventure - review + photos - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner


'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' -- Overview, Pre-Reviews, Review & More

Far to the Wast over ranges and rivers begins the tale of Bilbo Baggins of the Shire. Filled with familiar faces including Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis as Gollum, "The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey" introduces new characters played by Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt and Ken Stott.

Article at: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' -- Overview, Pre-Reviews, Review & More - Yahoo! Voices


'The Hobbit' Movie Release Dates & Titles Announced: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' & 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again'

Great and long-expected news for fans of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit!" The movers and shakers behind the two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" (New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM) have finally announced the titles and release dates for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit."  

Article at: 'The Hobbit' Movie Release Dates & Titles Announced: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' & 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again' - Yahoo! Voices


MGM to Film 'The Hobbit'

MGM has announced plans to film J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved classic The Hobbit over the next couple of years.

Article at: articles | MGM to Film 'The Hobbit' | Christian Activities


"The Children of Hurin" by J.R.R. And Christopher Tolkien - a Book Review

 With the new The Hobbit movie coming out in 2010, and another connecting movie due to follow after the to fill in the gap between The Hobbit and the blockbuster movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings, there is already speculation about another possible movie based upon The Children of Hurin. The Children of Hurin is a "prequel" of several thousand years to the story told in The Lord of the Rings

Book review at: "The Children of Hurin" by J.R.R. And Christopher Tolkien - a Book Review - Yahoo! Voices

Tolkien Journals & Other Books

Finding God in the Lord of the Rings: A Book Review

In my ongoing research I came across a reference to an intriguing title, Finding God in The Lord of the Rings. I quickly tracked down a copy at my local Christian bookstore and found a delightful series of reflections based upon quotes and concepts found in The Lord of the Rings. Written by Kurt Bruner, a vice president with Focus on the Family and Jim Ware, author of several other books, Finding God in The Lord of the Rings invites the reader to "Discover Timeless Truth Among The Hobbits." 


Book review at:  Finding God in the Lord of the Rings: A Book Review - Yahoo! Voices


Tolkien journal 'Silver Leaves' Issue 4 features art, essays, poems & dragons

 The respected Tolkien-based journal, “Silver Leaves” Issue 4, is back from the printer and ready to ship. Published in Canada by the White Tree Fund as a literary and artistic journal for Tolkien and fantasy fans, the theme of this issue is Dragons.

Article at: Tolkien journal 'Silver Leaves' Issue 4 features art, essays, poems & dragons - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner


  'Silver Leaves' Looks at Dragons in Their Many Forms in Issue 4 'Here Be Dragons' 

Issue 4 of the esteemed literary journal "Silver Leaves" was published on September 22, 2012--also known as "Hobbit Day." The journal begins shipping in October 2012 with the title "Here Be Dragons."

Review at: 'Silver Leaves' Looks at Dragons in Their Many Forms in Issue 4 'Here Be Dragons' - Yahoo! Voices


Silver Leaves: The Journal of the White Tree Fund - a Review

 The purpose of this Tolkien journal is to educate, raise awareness, support charitable initiatives, and entertain. Issue 1, which released in 2007, is a top-notch collection of articles, academic essays, poetry, art and book and movie reviews inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Review at: Silver Leaves: The Journal of the White Tree Fund - a Review - Yahoo! Voices 


'In Fellowship' Features Nashville Writers

In Fellowship is the official Print Journal of the Gathering of the Tolkien Fellowship Community. It features essays and articles related to the works of JRR Tolkien, including scholarly works, reviews, weaponry, puzzles, and much more. On the creative side, In Fellowship includes Tolkien-inspired poems, short fiction, as well as lovely artwork which graces its pages.

Article at: 'In Fellowship' Features Nashville Writers | Christian Activities

 

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