In On Fairy-Stories J.R.R. Tolkien, the famed author of The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, dives deep into the philosophical and theological significance of fantasy, giving insight into the theological underpinnings of his own fiction. His philosophical exploration into the history, meaning, and purpose of fairy-stories is not for the faint of heart, but his essay is prime source material for any Christian writer considering the meaning and purpose of the craft. Tolkien, in his wise, and at times humorously sarcastic manner, walks his readers through the history of fairy-stories, debunking the popular notions of his time, as he brings to light the wonderful and powerful ability of stories to point beyond themselves to the great and true story of the gospel. I highly recommend this read to anyone who wishes to think more deeply on the meaning and purpose of stories.
While I in no way write as good as Tolkien, I do seek to have my writing to portray the beautiful story of the gospel. You can check out the first book in the Bright Abyss Series by following the link here: The Bright Abyss
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