The Christian World of The Hobbit

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ISBN: 9781426749490
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 193
Author: Devin Brown
Publisher: Abingdon Press

Download and read online The Christian World of The Hobbit in PDF and EPUB Reveals the Christian elements that lie at the center of "The Hobbit," explaining how Tolkien incorporated his faith into his classic literary work.


The Christian World of The Hobbit

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ISBN: 9781426759864
Release Date: 2012-10-01
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Author: Devin Brown
Publisher: Abingdon Press

Download and read online The Christian World of The Hobbit in PDF and EPUB In his beloved story The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien takes readers into a world unlike any other, yet so much seems familiar. As Bilbo journeys there and back again, glimpses of the spiritual are seen. The Christian World of The Hobbit does what no book has done: it brings Tolkien fans new delight by introducing a side of Tolkien that is rarely explored but vitally important to his writings—especially The Hobbit. Written by internationally regarded Tolkien-scholar Devin Brown, this approachable, witty, and highly entertaining book offers up fresh perspectives to fans of The Hobbit, both the book and the film adaptation. Click here to download the FREE Study Guide.


The Spiritual World of the Hobbit

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ISBN: 9781441260581
Release Date: 2013-09-15
Number of pages: 240
Author: James Stuart Bell
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online The Spiritual World of the Hobbit in PDF and EPUB Popular Author Helps Readers Discover the Christian Dimension in Tolkien's The Hobbit The huge success of the first of The Hobbit movies has added to Tolkien's already enormous popularity. As fans eagerly await part two of the trilogy, they will be excited to find out all they can about the spiritual themes in the story's mythological world. This book explores good versus evil in Tolkien's writings, the spiritual quest of Bilbo Baggins, the guiding hand of God's providence, and much more. The author specializes in taking complex topics in religion and literature and making them accessible to every reader. A great gift for Tolkien book and movie fans.


Hobbit Lessons

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ISBN: 1630888184
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Number of pages: 133
Author: Devin Brown
Publisher:

Download and read online Hobbit Lessons in PDF and EPUB The wisdom of J. R. R. Tolkien—for the hobbit in each of us.


Finding God in the Hobbit

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ISBN: 1414305966
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 177
Author: Jim Ware
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Download and read online Finding God in the Hobbit in PDF and EPUB Indulges readers with an exploration of the spiritual significance of J.R.R. Tolkien's famous children's classic.


A Hobbit Devotional

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ISBN: 9781620290880
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Ed Strauss
Publisher: Barbour Publishing

Download and read online A Hobbit Devotional in PDF and EPUB If you enjoy J. R. R. Tolkien--even if you're new to his classic stories--you'll love A Hobbit Devotional featuring 60 humorous, challenging, and encouraging devotionals. Soon to be a major motion picture, The Hobbit has fascinated readers for more than 70 years. Now, this tale of humble folk who overcome fear, discouragement, and despair through steadfastness, courage, and hope forms the basis of a brand-new devotional book. Each reading sketches a scene from The Hobbit, relates it to a contemporary life situation you might experience yourself, and brings in the teaching of a relevant Bible story or verse.


A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War

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ISBN: 9780718021771
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Number of pages: 256
Author: Joseph Loconte
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War in PDF and EPUB The untold story of how the First World War shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis The First World War laid waste to a continent and permanently altered the political and religious landscape of the West. For a generation of men and women, it brought the end of innocence—and the end of faith. Yet for J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, the Great War deepened their spiritual quest. Both men served as soldiers on the Western Front, survived the trenches, and used the experience of that conflict to ignite their Christian imagination. Had there been no Great War, there would have been noHobbit, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and perhaps no conversion to Christianity by C. S. Lewis. Unlike a generation of young writers who lost faith in the God of the Bible, Tolkien and Lewis produced epic stories infused with the themes of guilt and grace, sorrow and consolation. Giving an unabashedly Christian vision of hope in a world tortured by doubt and disillusionment, the two writers created works that changed the course of literature and shaped the faith of millions. This is the first book to explore their work in light of the spiritual crisis sparked by the conflict.


Tolkien

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ISBN: 1630888060
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Number of pages: 162
Author: Devin Brown
Publisher:

Download and read online Tolkien in PDF and EPUB A winsome, whimsical look at the obscure scholar whose work has delighted fans for more than 75 years.


On the Shoulders of Hobbits

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ISBN: 9781575678542
Release Date: 2012-09-14
Number of pages: 240
Author: Louis Markos
Publisher: Moody Publishers

Download and read online On the Shoulders of Hobbits in PDF and EPUB The world of J. R. R. Tolkien is filled with strange creatures, elaborately crafted lore, ancient tongues, and magic that exists only in fantasy; yet the lessons taught by hobbits and wizards speak powerfully and practically to our real lives. Courage, valor, trust, pride, greed, and jealousy--these are not fictional virtues. This is the stuff of real life, the Christian life. Professor and author Louis Markos takes us on the road with Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, with looks at selected classic works of literature as well, to show how great stories bring us so much more than entertainment. They inspire and convict, imparting truth in unforgettable ways. Rediscover the virtue of great storytelling and the power of fantasy to transform our reality.


Bilbo s Journey

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ISBN: 9781618901224
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Number of pages: 120
Author: Joseph Pearce
Publisher: TAN Books

Download and read online Bilbo s Journey in PDF and EPUB Discover the Christian meaning in The Hobbit. In Bilbo's Journey go beyond the dragons, dwarves, and elves, and discover the surprisingly deep meaning of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel The Hobbit. Bilbo's quest to find and slay the dragon Smaug is a riveting tale of daring and heroism, but as renowned Tolkien scholar Joseph Pearce shows, it is not simply Bilbo's journey, it is our journey too. It is the Christian journey of self-sacrifice out of love for others, and abandonment to providence and grace. In Bilbo's Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning of The Hobbit you will relive the excitement of Tolkien's classic tale, while discovering the profound Christian meaning that makes The Hobbit a truly timeless adventure. The audiobook edition of Bilbo's Journey is read by Kevin O'Brien.


The Hobbit Party

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ISBN: 9781586178239
Release Date: 2014-09-18
Number of pages: 232
Author: Jay Richards
Publisher: Ignatius Press

Download and read online The Hobbit Party in PDF and EPUB Anyone who has read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings can gather that their author hated tyranny, but few know that the novelist who once described himself as a hobbit “in all but size” was—even by hobbit standards—a zealous proponent of economic freedom and small government. There is a growing concern among many that the West is sliding into political, economic, and moral bankruptcy. In his beloved novels of Middle-Earth, J.R.R. Tolkien has drawn us a map to freedom. Scholar Joseph Pearce, who himself has written articles and chapters on the political significance of Tolkien’s work, testified in his book Literary Giants, Literary Catholics, “If much has been written on the religious significance of The Lord of the Rings, less has been written on its political significance—and the little that has been written is often erroneous in its conclusions and ignorant of Tolkien’s intentions…. Much more work is needed in this area, not least because Tolkien stated, implicitly at least, that the political significance of the work was second only to the religious in its importance.” Several books ably explore how Tolkien’s Catholic faith informed his fiction. None until now have centered on how his passion for liberty and limited government also shaped his work, or how this passion grew directly from his theological vision of man and creation. The Hobbit Party fills this void. The few existing pieces that do focus on the subject are mostly written by scholars with little or no formal training in literary analysis, and even less training in political economy. Witt and Richards bring to The Hobbit Party a combined expertise in literary studies, political theory, economics, philosophy, and theology.


A Hobbit Journey

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ISBN: 9781441240323
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Matthew Dickerson
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online A Hobbit Journey in PDF and EPUB The Lord of the Rings trilogy has delighted millions of fans worldwide in book and movie form. With the theatrical release of the two-part film The Hobbit slated for 2012 and 2013, attention will once again turn to J. R. R. Tolkien's classic works. In a culture where truth is relative and morality is viewed as old-fashioned, we welcome the chance to view the world through hobbit eyes: we have free will, our choices matter, and living a morally heroic life is possible. In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Tolkien expert Matthew Dickerson shows how a Christian worldview and Christian themes undergird Tolkien's Middle-earth writings and how they are fundamentally important to understanding his vision. This revised and expanded edition of Following Gandalf includes new material on torture, social justice, and the importance of the body.


Walking with Bilbo

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ISBN: 9781414332727
Release Date: 2005-02-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Sarah Arthur
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Download and read online Walking with Bilbo in PDF and EPUB Identifies parallels between the storylines in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Bible, demonstrating how young adults can learn Biblical virtues through the example of the character of Bilbo Baggins in the popular series.


The Hobbit

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ISBN: 9786050465112
Release Date: 2016-06-25
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Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher:

Download and read online The Hobbit in PDF and EPUB Read the definitive edition of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures in middle-earth in this classic bestseller behind this year’s biggest movie. The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children’s fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.


J R R Tolkien

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ISBN: 9781595554031
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Number of pages: 160
Author: Mark Horne
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

Download and read online J R R Tolkien in PDF and EPUB Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Some are familiar faces. Others are unexpected guests. But all, through their relationships, struggles, prayers, and desires, uniquely illuminate our shared experience. Born in South Africa and growing up in Great Britain, J.R.R. Tolkien, or Ronald as he was known, led a young life filled with uncertainty and instability. His was not a storybook childhood- his father died when Ronald was three years old, and his mother died just before he reached adolescence. Left under the guardianship of his mother's friend and priest, Ronald forged his closest relationships with friends who shared his love for literature and languages. As Tolkien grew older, married, served as a soldier, and became a well-respected Oxford professor publishing weighty works on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Beowulf, the Christian faith that his mother had instilled in him continued as an intrinsic element of his creative imagination and his everyday life. It was through The Hobbit and the three-volume The Lord of the Rings that Tolkien became a literary giant throughout the world. In his fiction, which earned him the informal title of "the father of modern fantasy literature," Tolkien presents readers with a vision of freedom- nothing preachy- that a strong, unequivocal faith can transmit.