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Finding God in The Hobbit
     

Finding God in The Hobbit

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by Jim Ware
 

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With a simple hobbit in a simple hobbit-hole, J. R. R. Tolkien opened the window on a whole new world that has captured the imaginations of millions. But The Hobbit—now a major motion picture—is far more than goblin attacks, dragon-hoards, and riddles in the dark. It’s a journey that changes a simple hobbit named Bilbo—and us—along

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With a simple hobbit in a simple hobbit-hole, J. R. R. Tolkien opened the window on a whole new world that has captured the imaginations of millions. But The Hobbit—now a major motion picture—is far more than goblin attacks, dragon-hoards, and riddles in the dark. It’s a journey that changes a simple hobbit named Bilbo—and us—along the way.

In Finding God in The Hobbit, Jim Ware, coauthor of the popular Finding God series, unlocks the mysteries of Middle-earth, sharing insightful reflections on scenes and characters from Tolkien’s classic. And as you travel through Middle-earth, you’ll start to discover some ways in which God is still very much at work in our world—and how he has a bigger purpose for you than you can ever imagine.

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Uncover the deeper truths in the tale that started it all.
With a simple hobbit in a hobbit-hole, J. R. R. Tolkien opened the window on a whole new world that has captured millions of imaginations and changed the face of literature forever. But this story of unexpected adventure is far more than goblin attacks, dragon-hoards, and riddles in the dark. It’s a journey that changes a hobbit named Bilbo—and us—along the way.

Jim Ware, coauthor of the bestselling Finding God in The Lord of the Rings, once again unlocks the mysteries of Middle-earth with insightful reflections on the scenes and characters of The Hobbit. Just as the very ordinary Bilbo Baggins was caught up in a web of momentous events beyond his understanding, so you also are part of a larger story. Travel to Middle-earth to discover ways in which God is still very much at work in our world—and has a bigger purpose for you than you could ever imagine.

There and Back Again
What happened when Bilbo flew out the door and onto the road without even a pocket-handkerchief? Beneath this unexpected adventure are the timeless truths of God’s protection and sovereignty. As you explore Bilbo’s journey, you’ll see glimpses of your own.

With penetrating insight, Jim Ware’s inspirational reflections reveal the supernatural themes in Tolkien’s story of hobbits and wizards, as well as the Author behind every great adventure. Ware shows us that Tolkien’s story is really an illustration of our world and relationship with God. Discover the deep connections that link this fantasy world to ours, and glimpse the mysterious workings of the Author of the Tale in your own life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781414329840
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
850 KB

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Finding God in the Hobbit 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is great! I am a christian and I love fantasy and I think this book is a good way to reach out to different age groups and interests. I bought a similar book Walking with Frodo a devotional years ago and loved it! To previous commentor, if you dont like the fact there is a christian book about the hobbit then ignore it! Go be a troll and write your atheist ideas somewhere else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NO! THATS NOT RIGHT! PEOPLE THINK ITS BASED OF BIBLE STUFF BECAUSE IT TEACHES VIRTUES! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ACTUALLY, lord of the rings and the hobbit are based off the Bible fyi. For example, when gandalf almost dies comes back alive and turns into gandalf the white, that is based off when jesus died on the cross and rose again with new life and body. And aragorn is so known for jesus because he is king and not afraid of death.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love and vey iteresting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really helped with project
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tolkien himself stated many times in his letters that his fantasy world WAS NOT and COULD NOT be based in Christian mythos. I dont understand the need some people have to "claim" things for themselves or their society... Its just a great story, leave it alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me first tell you not to pay attention to the rating I gave, that was just a random number. Well, I haven't actually read this book, but I know that trying explain that "God" is in the Hobbit is kind of ruining the story. If you were to take your favorite story, and then have somebody say that there was some "divine intervention" making the character not die at every block with a shield during a battle, or something along those lines, something that would entertain you normally, would turn into something that is random and doesn't make sense. That is pretty much what the summary of the book said the book did. And in case you were wondering, yes, I am an athiest.