Toward the Gleam




“Ingeniously inventive, it is startling, moving, horrifying at times, and ultimately consoling.”
—Michael D. O’Brien, Author, Father Elijah: An Apocalypse

“I would go so far as to say that if you are a fan of Tolkien’s sub-creation, this book is a must read.”
—The Inklings Blog

by T.M. Doran

Between the two world wars, on a hike in the English countryside, Professor John Hill takes refuge from a violent storm in a cave. There he nearly loses his life, but he also makes an astonishing discovery — an ancient manuscript housed in a cunningly crafted, metal box. Though a philologist by profession, Hill cannot identify the language used in the manuscript and the time period in which it is was made. But he knows enough to make an educated guess — that the book and its case are the fruits of a long-lost, but advanced civilization...

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Looking for the King

“Lewis and Tolkien come alive as real-life characters, playing their sagacious parts to realistic perfection as the protagonists follow their Arthurian quest pursued by deadly enemies. For lovers of Arthurian romance and for admirers of Tolkien and Lewis, this is indeed a dream come true!”
—Joseph Pearce, Author, Tolkien: Man and Myth

by David C. Downing

It is 1940, and American Tom McCord, a 23-year-old aspiring doctoral candidate, is in England researching the historical evidence for the legendary King Arthur. There he meets perky and intuitive Laura Hartman, a fellow American staying with her aunt in Oxford, and the two of them team up for an even more ambitious and dangerous quest.

Aided by the Inklings — that illustrious circle of scholars and writers made famous by its two most prolific members, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien — Tom and Laura begin to suspect that the fabled Spear of Destiny, the lance that pierced the side of Christ on the Cross, is hidden somewhere in England.

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Looking for the King

THE HOBBIT Illustrated Gift Edition
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Illustrated by Alan Lee

This lavish gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic features cover art, illustrations, and water color paintings by the acclaimed artist Alan Lee.

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and acompany of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has soldmany millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic. Now a major motion picture.

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS Commemorative Edition
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Illustrated by Alan Lee

This glorious over-sized deluxe volume is a treasure for Tolkien fans—The Lord of the Rings in a special commemorative edition with 50 inspired illustrations by Alan Lee, a noted English artist whose vision matches Tolkien’s own! This stunning single-volume tome features the entire trilogy with maps, lay-flat binding, and ribbon marker. The book to have for all serious Tolkien readers.

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The Loser Letters

“As a Christian humorist, Mary Eberstadt is the rightful heir and assignee of C.S. Lewis, and her heroine in The Loser Letters is the legitimate child (or perhaps grandchild) of ‘the patient’ in The Screwtape Letters.”
—P.J. ORourke, Author, Parliment of Whores

THE LOSER LETTERS A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism
by Mary Eberstadt

Amid the many current books arguing for or against religion, social critic and writer Mary Eberstadt’s The Loser Letters is truly unique: a black comedy about theism and atheism that is simultaneously a rollicking defense of Christianity.

Echoing C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters and Dante’s Divine Comedy, Eberstadt takes aim at bestsellers like The God Delusion and God Is Not Great with the sexual libertinism their authors advocate. In her loveable and articulate tragic-comic heroine, A.F. Christian, Dawkins, Hitchens and the other “Brights” have met their match.

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The Snakebite Letters

THE SNAKEBITE LETTERS Devlishly Devious Secrets for Subverting Society as Taught in Tempter's Training School
by Peter Kreeft

Taking his cue from the new literary genre invented by C. S. Lewis in Screwtape Letters, Peter Kreeft has gathered together fifteen spicy letters from Satan's agents below that allow the reader to spy into Hell's inter-office communication. Now that it is becoming more and more obvious that we are at war--not only cultural but spiritual war--it is also more necessary to understand our diabolical enemy and his strategy.

Combining satire, humor and devilish insights, these fifteen letters from Snakebite to his trainee, Braintwister, provide a complete Satanic strategy for corrupting American society, public and private morality, and the Church. Focusing especially on the critical areas of sex, media, liturgy, theology and religious education, these letters reveal the inroads that Screwtape's satanic American counterparts have made into subverting our modern culture.

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