Professor of English and R.A. Forrest Scholar, Dr. Donald Williams, published his eleventh book this year: An Encouraging Thought: The Christian Worldview in the Writings of J. R. R. Tolkien.  The work has been extremely well received, garnering the following description by the publisher: “An Encouraging Thought elucidates the ways in which Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are informed by and communicate a biblical worldview. This book will help readers appreciate the ways in which a biblical worldview informs Tolkien’s work, to the end that their own faith may be confirmed in strength, focused in understanding, deepened in joy, and honed in its ability to communicate the Gospel.” The book can be ordered from Amazon.