This is a good read by a good author. More to the point, the book appealed to me on several levels. First, Dr. Kreeft provides a summary of the classic world view that rests behind Tolkein's great work. Kreeft ties the themes of LOTR with Philosophy as it used to be understood and taught. Secondly, the book serves as an outline of philosophy 101; this should be of value to many who despite a university education, still do not know their Ontology from their Ethics. Finally, as always when reading the works of Peter Kreeft, his Christian world view comes through loud and clear with the force of reason and faith. And, as iceing on the cake, Kreeft ties in the works and words of C. S. Lewis on each major point. Tolkein, Lewis and Kreeft, a bargain at any price and well worth the readers time.