From the Sept/Oct, 2017 issue of Touchstone
J. R. R. Tolkein literature An Encouraging Book by Donald T. Williams

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An Encouraging Book

How Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Saved Me
by Donald T. Williams

I first read The Lord of the Rings in the summer of 1968, the summer between my junior and senior years of high school. (I will never forget the chills running down my spine like the large, black, and angry summer thunderstorm that was rolling toward me across the Georgia piedmont as I first encountered the Black Riders.) I checked the hardback volumes out of the library and devoured every page, including every last word of the appendices. My very next act after that was to buy the old Ballantine paperbacks ( . . .


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