Since the Hobbit was coming out at the movie theater, I thought this would be a fun book to read.
Finding God in the Hobbit by Jim Ware-Thousands have been captivated by the spiritual themes that underlie Tolkien’s imaginative fiction. In Finding God in The Hobbit, Jim Ware, co-author of the popular “Finding God” series, indulges readers with an exploration of the spiritual significance of J. R. R. Tolkien’s famous children’s classic. As they are acquainted with Tolkien’s message of transcendent truth, readers will see how God is mysteriously at work even in everyday moments. A reflection summarizes each chapter’s main insight. Bibliography included.
Now I haven’t read the book the Hobbit but I did see the movie so I have a general idea of what happens and what he was referring to. The writer took passages from the book and applied lessons about God from them. It was pretty interesting to hear what he has to say about the different situations Bilbo Baggins has to go through and how we can relate to the situations. It is a quick and interesting read and made me think a little bit. I am not so convinced that J.R.R. Tolkien had what the author talked about in mind when he wrote it but it was defiantly something to think about.
Disclosure: I received the book Finding God in the Hobbit courtesy of Tyndale House Publishers. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. All views are my own.
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