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Whimsy and delight, tenderness and heart. Such are the paths that Anne of Avonlea traipses down in this marvelous sequel to Anne of Green Gables.

This is a delightful and short read. Full of humor and whimsy, it's a story clearly aimed at younger children. It explores the wonderful, enchanted life of a girl named Nim and her experiences on a remote island, largely on her own.

With only his imprisoned father's promise that they will be reunited after the war, Rudi must learn how to survive in hiding, how to be truly brave, and how to overcome the hatred of his enemies. He must learn to die to himself and to trust the God.

An orphaned boy and a kidnapped horse gallop for Narnia...and freedom. The Horse and His Boy is a wonderful, often surprising, and always engaging adventure.

The Prince of Narnia has gone missing and it's up to Jill, Eustace, and a curious Marshwiggle named Puddleglum to find him.

The adventures of Edmund, Lucy, and the insupportable (but later quite wonderful) Eustace, their cousin, as they are once again drawn into Narnia.

Literature Retreat January 2023
News / January 21, 2023

The Lewolkien Literature Society met and enjoyed a weekend at the Nichols Lake house.  While lively laughter and joy-filled debate were the staple, a trip to local eateries led to a small used bookstore and you can imagine the society bought books, critiqued books and discussed how they would of course build a better book store, if they had a few more lives to live. “The bookshelf” on the small quaint street in the hamlet...

Lewolkien 2023
Conference, News / January 13, 2023

Join Castle Ministries on MARCH 25th in historic Rugby, TN  once again for encouragement, fellowship, and an opportunity to celebrate the good, the true, and the beautiful in literature.

Ann of Avonlea
Children's Books / October 6, 2022

Whimsy and delight, tenderness and heart. Such are the paths that Anne of Avonlea traipses down in this marvelous sequel to Anne of Green Gables.

Come for the Story, Stay for the Truth
Conference / April 12, 2022

Note: This is the article form of a talk that was given at Lewolkien 2022 by DJ Edwardson. Why study Lewis and Tolkien? Why come to a conference like this? Stop a moment and consider that. Various reasons surely come to mind. Perhaps it is because you love good books and good conversation. Perhaps you seek fellowship with other bibliophiles. Perhaps you desire rest and a time of contemplation. Perhaps you are seeking to deepen your w...

Lewolkien 2022
Conference, News / February 17, 2022

Join Castle Ministries in historic Rugby, TN  once again for encouragement, fellowship, and an opportunity to celebrate the good, the true, and the beautiful in literature. The Lewolkien conference is a small, intimate gathering of book lovers and thinkers to herald the written word. Gather as we discuss books and unite over our admiration of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and authors like them. For the third time, the conference...

Nim’s Island
Children's Books / October 12, 2021

This is a delightful and short read. Full of humor and whimsy, it's a story clearly aimed at younger children. It explores the wonderful, enchanted life of a girl named Nim and her experiences on a remote island, largely on her own.

Gladstone’s Library
Uncategorized / September 13, 2021

What a jewel.  I would relish an opportunity to visit this place! Gladstone was eager to make his personal library accessible to others; the first step towards fulfilling this vision was taken in 1889 when two large iron rooms were erected with six or seven smaller rooms to act as studies. Gladstone, over eighty years old, was closely involved in the transfer of 20,000 of his books from Hawarden Castle to their new home a quarter of ...

Lewolkien 2021
Conference, News / January 31, 2021

Join Castle Ministries in historic Rugby, TN  once again for encouragement, fellowship, and an opportunity to celebrate the good, the true, and the beautiful in literature.

A Father’s Promise
Children's Books / January 30, 2020

With only his imprisoned father's promise that they will be reunited after the war, Rudi must learn how to survive in hiding, how to be truly brave, and how to overcome the hatred of his enemies. He must learn to die to himself and to trust the God.