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.”
What happens when you mix allegory and adventure with fantasy and futuristic drama? Bramwell’s book, The Gift and the Defender. It is both a gift and a defense. It is meant to be unwrapped, read, and enjoyed, like a childhood Christmas present, offering the reader greater delight the further one dives into its pages. And this gift – a narrative glimpse into reality and a biblical worldview woven into a well-crafted story – is also a defense. The Gift and the Defender is an apologetic that is sorely needed, a tonic in a world drunk on the lies of postmodernism. It is a marvelous example of a narrative and imaginative apologetic, a story which points to the greatest story of all time.