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Faith Journey Through Fantasy Lands: A Christian Dialogue with Harry Potter, Star Wars, and the Lord of the Rings
Faith Journey through Fantasy Lands engages popular culture in the stories of Harry Potter, Star Wars, and The Lord of the Rings. Russell W. Dalton guides the reader through these contemporary fantasy stories, illuminating them with light from the Christian faith journey.
Paperback, 179 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Augsburg Fortress Publishing
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I very much enjoyed that the author had laid out both positive and negative views with relation to Christianity in three very popular and very powerful fantasy stories, but I must say that I did get rather impatient with his preachings on the subject of how we, as Christians, should respond to each section and the conflict it presented, and how the story could be used as a model to live a more Christian life. Bottom line: enjoyable but heavy on the preaching.