In this Post…
- Nuns versus The Lord of the Rings
- Amazon Reviews
- Things to Come: Author Showcase
- Book Trailer
- Ordering information
Nuns versus The Lord of the Rings
In Daniel and the Sun Sword, Daniel finds he can’t save his friends unless he lets go of his anger, cynicism, resentment…lets go of his self. When emptied, he is filled with the Father’s power in a very visible way.
He looked down at his body; he was almost transparent. A white-hot fire shone from within him like a flame through a lampshade, illuminating his entire being.
It surprised him how natural it felt, like this was his true self. It was as if he finally felt real, like all his anger and distrust had simply been a facade he’d erected for protection.
This scene, I confess, was inspired by C.S. Lewis’s comments about holiness and glory:
“How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing…it is irresistible. If even 10 percent of the world’s population had it, would not the whole world be converted and happy before the year’s end?” (Letters to an American Lady)
“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship…” (The Weight of Glory)
And this brings me to my point: when we consider that the way to happiness is through holiness, don’t conceive of the latter as the drab, stodgy, barren existence of a nun. A picture of true holiness is perhaps better illustrated in the heroes of The Lord of the Rings, who are filled with power, goodness, and mystery.
Holiness doesn’t just sit in the pew or kneel in the prayer closet.
It strikes out into the world on adventure.
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Things to Come…
What’s next? Come see me at the Author Showcase at the Houston Love Memorial Library on November 8th. I look forward to seeing you there!
To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword locally…
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November 7, 2015 | Categories: Christianity, Daniel and the Sun Sword news and updates | Tags: alabama authors, amazon reviews, C.S. Lewis, lord of the rings, YA author, young adult fantasy | 3 Comments
Today, I am happy to feature Brent King, author of Lucifer’s Last Stand, Tempting Jesus, and The Grip of Grace: God’s Hand in the Lord of the Rings. He’s been kind enough to bebop on over and tell us a little about the underlying themes in The Grip of Grace.
Ever wanted to know all the background stories to Lord of the Rings but didn’t have the guts to read The Silmarillion or Unfinished Tales? Well, don’t despair! Here’s a link to a Youtube video that will give you the basics in FOUR minutes!