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The Road Goes Ever On - A Christian Journey through The Lord of the Rings
by Ann Frailey

A Commentary by Gordon Nary

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In addition to reading Eileen Quinn Knight's great interview with Ann Frailey. I suggest that you also read

The film industry survives in great part due to the success of superhero films. Ann Frailey knows who the true superheroes are and integrates her knowledge and love for all things spiritual into this extraordinary book.

Tolkien and Ann both have a profound understanding of the Eucharist and use great metaphors in their writing. If you want a perfect gift that has a moral subtext to give as a present, especially to a to a younger person,  give then this book which helps them understand that when one searches for the good, even when they are  foolish, they will be rewarded.

The best way of closing this commentary is with a quote by John LaBriola of Onward Catholic Soldier

"Ann gives us a glimpse into the Christian ethos that was fundamental to Tolkien's life and work. Do yourself and your children a favor. Buy, read and soak in this book."