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Offline Jdm

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Christian fantasy
« on: Sun May 04, 2014 - 00:41:13 »
Any fans out there of George MacDonald, JR Tolkien or CS Lewis?  I'm especially fond of MacDonald and Tolkien.

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Re: Christian fantasy
« Reply #1 on: Sun May 04, 2014 - 15:45:12 »
I like all 3. Ted Dekker is good too.

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« Reply #2 on: Tue May 13, 2014 - 07:29:44 »
I like Lewis.

Of current authors I am impressed with Kathy Tyers. (who has serious SciFi chops)

I would suggest her Firebird series to all SF fans. (christian SF - whoda thunk it?)

http://www.amazon.com/Kathy-Tyers/e/B000AP7N96

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Re: Christian fantasy
« Reply #3 on: Tue May 13, 2014 - 13:44:01 »
Lewis is fantastic. Don't know the others.

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Re: Christian fantasy
« Reply #4 on: Thu May 15, 2014 - 09:52:02 »
Lewis is fantastic. Don't know the others.

Check out Tyers if you like SF at all. She has 2 full length novels and  several short stories in the official Star Wars cannon. (along with her own stuff)

I am currently reading her novel "One Mind's Eye."

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Re: Christian fantasy
« Reply #5 on: Fri May 23, 2014 - 21:06:14 »
I enjoy George MacDonald most of all. I especially like Phantastes, but also novels like At the Back of the North Wind and Sir Gibbe. I like his fairy tales as well, eg The Light Princess and The Golden Key. My favorite by Tolkien has to be The Lord of the Rings. I also like the Narnia series but not as well as MacDonald or Tolkien. MacDonald was just such a splendid writer of prose and poetry and had such an imagination. Tolkien was able to fashion another world with its own geography, history, races and languages. The Lord of the Rings was such a masterpiece.

Geneh 33, MacDonald's books are in the public domain and entire tests should be available on line. His books should be readily available on Amazon.com. JRR Tolkien's books are everywhere. MacDonald's books are infused with Christian theology. Tolkien's fantasy was more disconnected from his faith. MacDonald was also mentor to Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland) and was an influence on CS Lewis.
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