What John Granger (Hogwarts Professor) is to J.K. Rowling, Rev. Tyrel Bramwell is to Grimm’s Fairy Tales. The brilliance of Bramwell’s work is that he leaves the translation of the text alone and lets it stand on its own merit and from that merit he injects the truth of Christianity into the story, giving flesh to the bones of tales as old as time. The story pops out as always, yet there is a simplicity to the language so that a child can absorb what Bramwell is teaching. Finding the Truth in Story: Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Vol. I is a must have for the family library and for those times when your little one wants “…just one more story then I’ll go to sleep.”
I like many kinds of books, but sometimes I find one that makes me think, “Wow, did he really just go there?” The Gift and the Defender is one of those books in the best sense possible. Adventure and unbelievable “fortune” collide as LCMS Pastor Tyrel Bramwell offers an insightful tale about human nature.