The Bible claims to be the inspired Word of God. The Bible is unique because it first claims to be written by God and then proves its divinity by many infallible proofs. Very few other books have claimed to be written by God Himself. And those which have claimed such either did not stand the test of time or are of obviously of inferior quality. Those that do the Koran or the Book of Mormon for example are filled with anachronisms and historical inaccuracies. I believe and hope you will too. Love and prayers,
Yes, and "The Lord of the Rings" is really derived from the "Red Book of Westmarch" which is a collection of writings from Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Meriadoc Brandybuck, Peregrine Took, and Gimli son of Gloin, as well as anecdotes from other historical sources available to those mentioned above. It accurately portrays the events surrounding the War of the Ring that took place in Middle Earth in the year 3018 of the Third Age. This historic collection includes a large amount of historical references to actual events that took place in Middle Earth, and whose authenticity is endorsed by all reputable scholars and historians in Middle Earth.
Also included are appendices which give genealogies, language and translation guides, and cultural guides, chronologies of important events, birth and death dates of notable characters, maps, an index of Persons, Beasts and Monsters, and even an index of songs. One of its companion books, "The Silmarillion", explains the creation of Middle Earth by Eru Iluvatar, "The One, the Father of All". There are numerous divine beings, among whom are the Istari, which include Saruman the White, Gandalf the Grey, and Radagast the Brown. These are beings of incredible power and wisdom who are sent to Middle Earth to act as guardians and guides to Iluvatar's more humble creations. One of them, Gandalf, gives his life in battle with a living incarnation of evil, one of the most feared servants of the Dark Lord Morgoth, a Balrog, and is resurrected and (indirectly) saves the world from succumbing forever to evil.
You HAVE to believe this, because I have an 1138 page book that says so.
EDIT: And it contains less contradictions, absurdities, and recommendations for cruelty than the Bible.
2ND EDIT: And the movies will blow your mind.