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.”
Even with an intertwining of multiple characters involved across two passages of time, Bramwell is ethereal in his care for each and every thread of the story. Brilliantly fresh, The Gift and the Defender is a volume for almost any age. I would add that I’m just starting my second round with this gem, and even now it seems to reveal new glistening enchantments that I missed with the first dance. Well done! Looking forward to an expanded series!