Sunday, January 13, 2013

Finding God in the Hobbit

I was in the perfect mood to read this over the holiday break as I had spare time and I had just re-read The Hobbit and gone to see the movie adaptation. Perfect Timing!

The Hobbit has always been my favorite work JRR Tolkien and I was interested in how author, Jim Ware, was going to connect it to religion. I had never really made that leap when reading it but it seemed like it could easily be connected. Ware does an excellent job linking God into Bilbo Baggin's journey and I felt quite foolish for not initially making the connection myself. It makes total sense! Bilbo undertakes a long journey, not knowing the outcome or really even his companions, he had to blindly trust those around him and develop his own personal strength. There are many great comparisons in here as well as some excellent JRR Tolkien facts, reflections, and great quotes. 

Overall, a great quick read. For some reason it made me want to re-read The Chronicles of Narnia as well. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. This has not biased my opinion.

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