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About the Creator: William Chad Newsom
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“William Chad Newsom has accomplished some very important work with this book [Talking of Dragons: The Children’s Books of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis]. Many modern Christian parents do not grasp the importance of story to their children’s spiritual and moral health. But not just any story will do. Using the stories of two of the twentieth century’s most gifted and important story-tellers, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Newsom provides very shrewd and practical help to parents who want to grow in their love of story, along with their children.”
“Newsom understands the meaning of story for a Christian…Stories—along with words—contain immense power, and we should use that power, aided by Grace, wisely. When we do, Newsom reminds us, we pursue the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. And, the words we read—for good or ill—have power…Therefore, we must always be vigilant—as parents, teachers, and Christians—about the books we read, the books our children read, and the books our friends read. As long as we rely on the Grace of the Logos, we will do well and good, and the whole of western and Christian civilization may very well be renewed, refreshed, and reformed. Armed with imagination and devout dedication to Christ, Tolkien, Lewis, and Newsom are leading the way. Swords drawn, let us follow…and slay dragons.”
“This readable book [Talking of Dragons: The Children’s Books of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis] is excellent for parents who wish to have a deep quality of communication with their children. It will also be very useful for librarians and primary school teachers, and those in churches who have responsibilities with children. The author has a firm grasp of the books of Tolkien and Lewis for children, and why they are such powerful examples of Christian writing for today’s world. William Chad Newsom reminds us to savour and treasure the work of two great storytellers who were masters of incarnating Christian meaning in powerful and enduring symbols.”
“I have taught AP-level courses for many years, and your book [Polycarp: The Crown of Fire] has many qualities that would even make it worthy of an AP class. As an English teacher, I thoroughly enjoyed the way you wove the story together. I was particularly impressed with the motifs in the novel you created by meaningful imagery and symbolism. The characterization was also very strong; you were able to take fragments of what we know about Polycarp, Papias, and others, and craft beautifully relatable characters. From a literary standpoint, I find the novel exquisite.”
“[The Nicholas Book] is a delightful tale, with a lovable family, in an interesting town. The mystery makes the book a page-turner, and the discovery of the answers to the questions posed regarding Santa keep one reading to the last page. Light a fire, pour a mug of hot chocolate, and enjoy this Christmas Story.”
“William Chad Newsom and his family tirelessly work to advocate for truly conservative and traditional homeschooling – a field of battle that leftists are taking a bit more of everyday. But Newsom always shows up for the fight. He’s a leftism resistor, a brilliant and bold warrior for faith, family, and tradition, and an unReconstructed compatriot with whom I’m proud to be in the trenches.”
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“A stirring read for young people.”
“…very well researched and blends fact with fiction to make an exciting adventure story…”
“Reading The Crown of Fire was well worth it…I was captivated by the dialogue Newsom powerfully crafted…”
“Well written and chock full of fascinating history and well researched facts.”
“Perfect reading material, especially the spiritual aspect of the book…[we’re] racing through the book and gaining a good bit of Church history at the same time!”
“Grabs the reader’s attention on page one, and then weaves an action-filled story through to the final page. Drawing from ancient records, William Newsom paints a vivid picture of life during the early days of the Christian church. Once into the story, it is hard to put it down…The accuracy of historical events in Newsom’s writing makes this an enthralling way to learn history.”
“Let yourself be transported to a world far different than our own through the writings of Newsom.”
“…a thrilling account of the history of the church in the very late first and early second centuries.”
“It is difficult to convey how much I loved this book. I plan to have my kids read it the next time we do Ancient Rome. I think that this is perhaps one of my favorite books ever. Mr. Newsom does a fantastic job of covering the feel of the early Church, the personalities involved, and the issues—along with the persecution—that the Church faced. A fantastic book for kids and adults alike.”
"I am from Turkey. I live in Izmir and I saw a presentation called "Polycarp" without knowing anything about him. I found out that you had a book about him that had been translated into Turkish. I bought your book and finished it by taking it in my hands twice. I would like to thank you for this masterpiece. I really can see how hard you worked for this book."
"Written by a practically lifelong enthusiast of Lewis and Tolkien, fast and easy to read, providing insights even the most studied enthusiasts will enjoy learning or being reminded of. The best thing about this book is the emphasis on what myths actually are and how they are used to represent the Gospel."
"An interesting, involving and inspiring exploration of the children's books of Tolkien and Lewis, drawing some surprising conclusions about myth and the role of myth in the Bible and the Christian faith."
"I love how each chapter ends with family activities that immerse children in the worlds of Middle-earth and Narnia with many ideas that encourage kids to express themselves creatively."
"A nifty little cluster of some of Tolkien's and Lewis's thoughts on storytelling for children; that is to say, storytelling for the world."
“Since I got the book, I have never had a moment of peace with my niece who wants me to read and reread the book for her all the time even when it’s not bed time. The book actually brought back memories. It’s a wonderfully written book, one that every family needs to have for Christmas.”
“My family read this while traveling this weekend and what can I say? My 5 year old SAT THROUGH THE WHOLE THING and LOVED IT! He likes short books and stories but he LOVED THIS ONE! I love how it brings out the real meaning of Christmas yet still allows the whimsy of Santa Claus. Awesome book that will DEFINITELY be a new family Christmas Tradition!!! Great author! Look forward to more from him in the future too!”
“A great read for the child who needs more than just a 'yes' or 'no' to the great Santa question – and, perhaps more importantly, to the parent who wishes for some of that magic of Christmas to continue past the classic ‘Santa’ years. A pleasure to read.”
“This book is an amazing and unique telling of the legend of St Nicholas. It weaves together a rich and deep history, a captivating narrative, and a positively magical message. If you’ve ever wondered how to explain Santa Claus to yourself or your children, this book is for you.”
“…a fun read… the story is a good one and well written….”
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