Denise Roper, author of The Lord of the Hallows: Christian Symbolism and Themes in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, recently wrote a very generous review of my first book of Snape essays:
Logospilgrim’s Bring Forth the Best Robes: A Spiritual Understanding of Severus Snape is a profound and beautiful meditation on the redemptive power of love, written by an Orthodox Christian author whose insight into the character of Severus Snape is both unique and enlightening. I would highly recommend this book for spiritual seekers who are fans of the Harry Potter series’ most complex and controversial character, as well as recommending it for those readers who wish to explore the Christian dimension of J. K. Rowling’s enthralling series of novels. Logospilgrim, the quiet professor, has painted a portrait of the Potions Master that is tender and deeply moving. In this book, the author’s writing style has seamlessly woven threads of saintly Christian wisdom into her own silken narrative of the life of Severus Snape. From this fine material, Logospilgrim has clad the repentant sinner, the misunderstood outcast Severus Snape, in the robes of the Prodigal Son of Christ’s famous parable.
I am grateful for her kind words, especially since I admire her work: her enjoyable book is filled with compelling arguments and intriguing historical details -I highly recommend it.
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor