John Charles Ryle (10 May 1816 – 10 June 1900) was the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool. “From his conversion [in 1837] to his burial [in 1900], J.C. Ryle was entirely one-dimensional. He was a one-book man; he was steeped in Scripture; he bled the Bible. “This is WHY his works have lasted—and will last—they bear the stamp of eternity. Today, more than a hundred years after his passing, Ryle’s works stand at the crossroads between the historic faith and modern evangelicalism."
Blogging about The History of The Lord of the Rings - Journey to the Cross-roads - This is another short chapter, which for the most part deals with the different lengths of time Tolkien had in various drafts of how soon Frodo, Sam, and Gollum reached the Cross-roads. At first, the hobbits came to it the … Continue reading →