Walking with Frodo: A Devotional Journey through The Lord of the Rings

Walking with Frodo: A Devotional Journey through The Lord of the Rings

by Sarah Arthur

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Overview

Tolkien's Lord of the Rings epic tale has long captivated readers with its parallels to biblical truth. And now, Walking with Frodo looks at the biblical themes found in the classic Lord of the Rings trilogy. The 18 devotions pair vices and virtues (deception vs. honesty, light vs. darkness, good vs. evil) displayed by characters in The Lord of the Rings and bring to light what the Bible has to say. A must-have for longtime and new series fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780842385541
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2003
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 558,144
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

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Walking with Frodo: A Devotional Journey Through the Lord of the Rings 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
**** For decades, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and all things Middle Earth have captured the hearts and imaginations of young and old alike. Despite J.R.R. Tolkien's insistance that it was not an allegory, millions of Christians see the greatest story ever told just beneath the surface, as if runic words inscribed its pages. Whether or not you read that into this modern mythos, it can not be denied that Aragorn, Gandalf, and the rest of the Fellowship captured the meaning of virtue in their lives. From wisdom to loyalty to graciousness, they were examples of what we should be. Likewise, in Denethor, Grima, Sauron, etc, we see what we should strive not to be. In this book, the author takes these traits two by two, the good and the evil, and shows us how it played out in Middle Earth, in the Bible, and how to carry it into life. Given the popularity of this saga, it works with great efficiency. It would be a wonderful cross generational Bible study, especially since she takes the time to clue readers in on the teen jargon's meaning. For that alone, parents should invest in this book. It's a book designed to be read over several weeks, but you will have to exercise restraint not to sail through it in one sitting, so readable is it. ****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reason I give for this is that Frodo can relate to people and put himself in others' shoes better than Sam. He altruistically volunteered to take the Ring at the Council of Elrond because he knew how much it hurt him and couldn't bear to think of others suffering that same pain. He pitied Gollum because he knew that Gollum had been through the same thing he was going through, for hundreds of years! He made himself the Enemy's target because he believed that his friends were more important than himself. At least he was rewarded in the end and was allowed to go to Valinor! Yes, Sam was very good at protecting Frodo, but he didn't see himself sparing Gollum or carrying the Ring. Frodo was more compassionate than Sam and less focused on justice. Even though Frodo couldn't protect himself all that well and didn't have a very strong will, he still was the kinder and more gentle and compassionate. So, do you still like Sam better (if you liked him better before)? Reply to #Frodo-is-awesome to tell me what you think!
legendaryneo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a fairly good devotional which has basically a lesson for each character or group in Lord of the Rings. On the good side this makes you think about the lessons when you read the book or watch the movie, but on the bad side it makes you think about the book or movie while reading the devotional, and can cause your mind to wander. Also reading the books or seeing the movies is a must before reading this devotional. I initially read this devotional after only having seen the movies once, and did not enjoy it as much as this time through (after reading the books as well)Each devotional is about 5 pages long, and set up for you to do 2 a week. This could be good if you're in some sort of Bible study or limited time, but i generally prefer to do my devotions each night so they felt a bit long, and I finished it in a little 2 weeks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But i loved it. :) buying this book to read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NINE FINGER FRODO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recomend this devotional for those who love Lord of the Rings and are sorta pressed for time!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice that thrre is God in a fantasy loved by all ages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this amazing christian story through lord of the rings
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And theres already an areen there
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RESIST
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TO AWSOME TO BE REAL. AM I IN A DREAM? AM I DREAMING? OR IS THIS BOOK SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWSOME?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moved to fishing all results
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poo