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F we are not writing allegories consciously This is a book that is small in size but full f worth1 See for example2 See for example God can and does find us almost anywhere that He seeks us in the most unlikely places and draws us to Himself even when we re not looking for Him A competent review f how a Christian reader may find divine content in J
R R Tolkien S Famous R Tolkien s famous Basically a Christian commentary n the text by topic not page by page The world is a bigger place than I realized Gandalf I see now that it contains many things beyond the grasp Sinai and Zion of my puny imagination Gandalf laughed If that is your view then I would suggest that your imagination is keener and far reaching than most JRRTWell done if not earthshaking Follows the pattern established by Ware and Kurt Bruner in their Finding God in the Lordf the Rings God meets us not through concepts curricula r catechisms but in that miraculous place where the Word becomes Flesh the place where we like the fishermen f Galilee suddenly find urselves swept up into the plot f the greatest Story f all Jim Ware provides fabulous insights and nuggets f wisdom that Christian readers can gain from Tolkien s classic The book examines a new uniue gleaning in each chapter where Ware takes a fresh look at interesting details and critical points in the book through a biblical perspective sharing personal insights and fascinating facts that pull everything together into practical learning points for the reader and finally tying it all down with relevant scripture This book was a fun read and an interesting Iniquity one with a very uniue intention as Ware setsut to show his readers not that there is an allegory f the gospel in the Hobbit which Tolkien though a Christian himself adamantly denied but that by light f the Gospel we may see shining biblical truths jump ut at us from this well loved and adventuresome tale An enjoyable thought provoking book that I would describe as somewhere between a casual fireside chat with an ld friend about the Hobbit and a singularly uniue Christian devotional which seeks to find glimmers Annual Report of the Officers of the Town of Holderness, N. H: Year Ending January 31, 1937 (Classic Reprint) of biblical truth within Tolkien s adventures and maybe even somef Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture: A Plant Design Sourcebook ourwn as well Highly recommend Worth re reading Finding God in the HobbitJim WarePublicity Summary With a simple hobbit in a simple hobbit hole Tolkien pened the window n a whole new world that has captured millions Livin' de Life of imaginations and changed the facef literature forever But this story The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter of unexpected adventure is far 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 Ware coauthorf Finding God in The Lord Culture is the Body: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki of the Ringsnce again unlocks the mysteries Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind of Middle earth with insightful reflectionsn the scenes and characters The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta of The Hobbit You ll discover the deep connections that link this fantasy world tour wn and unveil the mysterious workings f the Author f the Tale in your wn life Just as the very rdinary Bilbo Baggins was caught up in a web f momentous events beyond his understanding so you also are part f a larger story Travel to Middle earth to discover some ways in which God is still very much at work in ur world and has a bigger purpose for you than you can ever imagineBook Review I enjoyed learning Dicmatized 2: Bitter Sweet Revenge of JRR Tolkien s faith and history That his world view was so engaged in the Wordf God is what separates his writing from purely allegory I found myself really thinking about this during the book Mr Tolkien s mind set was so centered Martian Science Fiction: Scifi Novellas Set on Mars on Christ that he never gave a thought to imposing itn his books it just was him I enjoyed the The Witches Ball over view tourf the Hobbit It brought back memories Saving Charmaine: A Heaton Family Friends Series Book of my first encounter with this story Going back and forth between the book and the man was engrossing I am very glad that I had thepportunity to spend time with this book It was well worth itI would like to thank Tyndale House Publishers for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone With The Hobbit and Lord f the Rings being re introduced to young and ld Finding God in the Hobbit is an allegorical reflection f Middle Earth and how like Bilbo Baggins finds himself an rdinary hobbit caught up in extraordinary events so the same with God at work sometimes in the forefront and sometimes behind the scenes in The Deadline our livesUsing passages from The Hobbit and Bible Jim Ware compares the two along with what we can take inur wn lives not just from Bilbo Baggins but what the Bible has to. In the dark It's a journey that changes a simple hobbit named Bilbo and us along the wayIn Finding God in The Hobbit Jim Ware coauthor f the popular Finding God series unlocks the mysteries Ready to Restore: The Layman's Guide to Christian Counseling of Middle earth sharing insightful reflections. I loved this in depth look at the Christian themes found in the Hobbit Tolkien isne Ready to Restore of my top three favorite authors so I was hangingn every wordThe author takes various characters events dialogue and plot points from the Hobbit and then uses them to illustrate a Biblical truth He really brought forth some excellent points that I had never thought f before
I Loved How The Author loved how the author around a principle and showed you all the facets and different sides and then hammered it home simply and concisely I loved the forceful writing styleI wish that there had been literary analysis though It read like a devotional book with personal stories nuggets f wisdom and a thought for the day kind Shieldmaiden Book 1: Quest for the Jewel of moral at the endf each chapter I liked that but I was hoping for analysis f literary history fairytale story structures classical writing influences Greek philosophy etcIn short I wanted it to be intellectual than it wasBut the devotional style f the book was good too I enjoyed reading it so much and I was even brought to tears a couple Encounter at Buff Ledge: A UFO Case History of times I always found that The Hobbit was the least good workf JRR Tolkien s books I saw it as a children s book and not uite exciting if you compare it to Lord Of The Rings The Silmarillion Carte touristique : Corse Sud : Ajaccio - Bonifacio orther Tolkien s publications But when you read Ware s book you can find that
Tolkien never wrote just to be published r to sell his books He always had a lesson to teachEven never wrote just to be published r to sell his books He always had a lesson to teachEven that I found it sometimes exaggerating and I couldn t fi This book is fairly slim coming in at around 200 relatively small pages if The Bricklayer one includes its introduction Yet for its small size much like a hobbit in fact it is a worthwhile book in defending the worthf fantasy literature to a Christian audience Perhaps it is a bit sad that a book with such bvious themes f grace and divine
providence would reuire justification but there are plenty f people who have would reuire justification but there are plenty f people who have a narrow view The Occult Detector (The Semi Dual Stories Book 1) of what kindf music r literature is acceptable that even something like Tolkien s work falls short f their exacting standards 1 At any rate this delightful little book keeps the sermonizing to a minimum but manages to draw wonderful lessons from the events and characters Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West of the Hobbit pointingut what should be fairly Eating Thin for Life: Food Secrets Recipes from People Who Have Lost Weight Kept It Off obvious to anyone who has read the Lordf the Rings and definitely anyone who saw the film adaptations f the book 2 which makes bvious what Tolkien wrote subtly as is We, the People often the case with films in generalIn termsf its contents this book contains about twenty short chapters that uote and refer to various aspects Single of The Hobbit and draw Christian insights from them These chapters are examined in chronologicalrder and demonstrate that for the characters as is true also in ur wn lives that we are a part f matters much larger ur wn lives alone and that we were created for adventure even if we live most f ur lives in fairly mundane existence With its combination f biographical and autobiographical materials its worthwhile scriptural exegesis and its skillful literary analysis this book makes for a handy source Showa, 1939-1944: A History of Japan of worthwhile material for those who feel the need to justify reading fantasy literature to themselves if they are the sortf people who make pretensions to serious reading The Book Of The Superiority Of Dogs Over Many Of Those Who Wear Clothes or tothers who uestion the moral and spiritual value f such genre fiction f a potentially disreputable sort with the hints Rescuing a Werewolf of magic At any rate if that sortf justification is necessary this book is easy to read and part Making Women Pay of a series that deals with related books so it is not hard to findr to appropriate for GloomCookie one s purposes Besides being a practical book for those who feel it necessary to defend their reading choices in the fantasy genre this book is a joy to read and also fullf thought provoking material For example the author has this to say about dreams To sleep Perchance to dreamAy there s the rub indeed For dreams can shatter restful comfortable slumber And the ramifications f a dream come true aren t always what you had expected Hopes and longings nurtured in the secret darkness having a way f taking The Jesuit on a different shape in daylightf reality 3 This is spoken like someone who knows The author also uotes a few scriptures to defend those who are thought With Bound Hands of as a bit grim and skepticalf rose colored visions Rim of the Pit of a glorious future The author commentsn the nuance You Can Beat the Odds of how Godperates with mankind and also very intelligently n the way that ur creations springing as they do Stripes of All Types outf ur wn hearts and minds reveal ur beliefs and practices ur experiences Baltimore Catechism No. 2 our hopes and fearsur worldviews even With a simple hobbit in a simple hobbit hole J R R Tolkien Mic manual de campanie electorală opened the windown a whole new world that has captured the imaginations f millions But The Hobbit now a major motion picture is far than goblin attacks dragon hoards and riddles. Offer in its wn stories f rdinary people One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones often used in extraordinary waysSharing bitsf triva not Just Joking only about The Hobbit but also about Tolkien Jim Ware really interweaves what readers can take from enjoying not just a timeless book like the Bible but even thatf The HobbitWhat Jim Ware attempts and manages to convey throughout the book is how even in an exuisite tale like The Hobbit we can find hints f the major themes f God s work woven throughout tales Times of Trouble (A Time Travel Anthology) of faith grace redemption and hope The book Finding God in the Hobbit isverall a short and easy read at 168 pages Filled with allegorical interpretations and ruminations based BENAAMI on both The Hobbit and the Bible Finding God in the Hobbit really helps take reading the book The Hobbit to a diferent level In addition Jim Ware s work bringsut the themes that Tolkien s background as a Roman Catholic his blending f Celtic Anglo and Old Norse mythology that can be seen throughout the The Hobbit and the rest f the triologyAs a fan f Tolkien and the Lord f the Rings books Finding God in the Hobbit was a joy to read not The Real Bluebeard: The Life of Gilles de Rais only becausef the loved passages that are included throughout
The Book But Forbook but for underlying Christian themes that though it wasn t the intent Stay on Your Toes, Maggie Adams! of the books when they were written can clearly be seen and recognized in the archetypes that are presented throughout the books What does Bilbo s awakening from his complacent comfort in the shire by a rowdy groupf greedy dwarves have to do with us What is ur parallel to the ring he finds and can we relate to his dangerous uest Have you ever wondered what the deal was with the eagles that swoop in to periodically save the day They are Manwe s eagles couldn t they have just carried the ring to Mordor Well this amazing book will answer these and many ther uestions as it walks through major points in the Hobbit and helps discuss Biblical themes It would definitely be helpful to be familiar with the Hobbit but he does a great job giving extended uotes and walking through the story so you don t need to read the two back to backI listened to the audiobook published by Christian Audio and Simon Vance is fficially my favorite narrator I ve listened
to many books read by him and he is fantastic Dreams fearsmany books read by him and he is fantastic Dreams fears laughter God s unexpected intervention endurance tried patience kindness and dependence n God continually weave together to shape Disowned our lives through them we learn dependencen God which should prevail despite any circumstances Bilbo s adventure in Middle Earth is no exception and his journey is Jim Ware s illustration Comptia Security+ Sy0-301 Exam Cram of the latterIn the prologue the author explains that this book is the resultf his Marco Polo: A Photographer's Journey own reflectionsn The Hobbit which eventually took him back to God the The Cosmic Internet: Explanations from the Other Side one who has made his life meaningful by giving it a purpose just as Bilbo s life through the fulfillmentf his purpose found its true meaningThe chapters have a simple and straightforward format First there is an extract from The Hobbit which is followed by an analytical description Marketing Aesthetics of the approach and attitude towards God that can be found in several people in the Bible As a valuable token each chapter is closed with a simple and deep statement that summarizes the spiritual lesson we can learn from Bilbo swn pathDespite the simplicity f the format the deep and transcendental insights f each chapter are worthy to be savored slowly even than nce This is ne Oddly Normal of the few books that have stirred in me the wish to reread chapters and paragraphs even sentencesMoreover the richnessf the words Mr Ware uses is rarely found in today s popular literature making this a delightful read for anyone who appreciates the vast possibilities American Studio Ceramics: Innovation and Identity, 1940 to 1979 of a higher linguistic register Precisely becausef this I would definitely recommend this book as a teaching tool in any literature r applied theology class it is well worth the experience Besides this his numerous end notes and bibliography will prove to be good references I can also picture this book being used as a devotional particularly by those who like Tolkien r this kind Slaves of New York of storiesAnd just like the author himself states this book describes a journeyf spiritual discovery but is not the decisive authority Gou: Himetachi No Sengoku Vol. 1 on the matter very probably the reason why Bible uotes and principles are present throughout the book It is his wayf writing about how the great Author Johannes Itten: Das Frühwerk 1907-1919 of life is always shapingur pathI received a complimentary copy From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review This has not biased mypinionComment Comment Permalink. 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 ur world and how he has a bigger purpose for you than you can ever imagin.