Finding God in the Hobbit

Finding God in the Hobbit➧ [Ebook] ➢ Finding God in the Hobbit By Jim Ware ➲ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk 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 than With a simple hobbit in the PDF ☆ in a simple hobbit hole, J R R Tolkien opened the window on a whole new world that has captured Finding God Epub / the imaginations of millions But The Hobbit now a major motion picture is far than goblin attacks, dragon hoards, and riddles in the dark It God in the ePUB ☆ s a journey that changes a simple hobbit named Bilbo and us along the wayIn 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. 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 of how a Christian reader may find divine content in J R R Tolkien s famous book Basically a Christian commentary on 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 of my puny imagination Gandalf laughed If that is your view, 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 of how a Christian reader may find divine content in J R R Tolkien s famous book Basically a Christian commentary on 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 of my puny imagination Gandalf laughed If that is your view, then I would suggest that your imagination is keener andfar reaching than most JRRTWell done, if not earthshaking Follows the pattern established by Ware and Kurt Bruner in their Finding God in the Lord of the Rings God meets us not through concepts, curricula, or catechisms, but in that miraculous place where the Word becomes Flesh the place where we, like the fishermen of Galilee, suddenly find ourselves swept up into the plot of the greatest Story of all I loved this in depth look at the Christian themes found in the Hobbit Tolkien is one of my top three favorite authors, so I was hanging on every word.The 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 of before I loved how the author worked around a principle, and showed you all the facets and different sides, and then hammered it home I loved this in depth look at the Christian themes found in the Hobbit Tolkien is one of my top three favorite authors, so I was hanging on every word.The 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 of before I loved how the author worked 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 style I wish that there had beenliterary analysis though It readlike a devotional book with personal stories, nuggets of wisdom, and a thought for the day kind of moral at the end of each chapter I liked that, but I was hoping foranalysis of literary history, fairytale story structures, classical writing influences, Greek philosophy, etcIn short, I wanted it to beintellectual than it was.But the devotional style of the book was good too I enjoyed reading it so much, and I was even brought to tears a couple of times I ve read a previous book by this author, finding God in Narnia , between the two I think I preferred that one That doesn t mean this is a bad book, I just feel that this one hasstretches in it.The book takes different parts of the classic the hobbit , it shows different areas that show Christian believes I think some of them make good sense, and I can see where the Hobbit shows it s Christian influence, but at other times I feel like it s missing a mark.If you like this authors work, I ve read a previous book by this author, finding God in Narnia , between the two I think I preferred that one That doesn t mean this is a bad book, I just feel that this one hasstretches in it.The book takes different parts of the classic the hobbit , it shows different areas that show Christian believes I think some of them make good sense, and I can see where the Hobbit shows it s Christian influence, but at other times I feel like it s missing a mark.If you like this authors work, or even if you re just a fan of the hobbit or Christian related literature, I think you ll enjoy this book Despite my mild disappointment in some chapters, it is still good book With,The Hobbit, andLord of the Rings , being re introduced to young and old,Finding God in the Hobbitis an allegorical reflection of Middle Earth and how like Bilbo Baggins finds himself, an ordinary hobbit, caught up in extraordinary events, so the same with God at work, sometimes in the forefront and sometimes, behind the scenes, in our lives.Using passages fromThe Hobbit andBible, Jim Ware, compares the two along with what we can take in our own lives, not just from Bilbo Baggins, With,The Hobbit, andLord of the Rings , being re introduced to young and old,Finding God in the Hobbitis an allegorical reflection of Middle Earth and how like Bilbo Baggins finds himself, an ordinary hobbit, caught up in extraordinary events, so the same with God at work, sometimes in the forefront and sometimes, behind the scenes, in our lives.Using passages fromThe Hobbit andBible, Jim Ware, compares the two along with what we can take in our own lives, not just from Bilbo Baggins, but what the Bible has to offer in its own stories of ordinary people, often used in extraordinary ways.Sharing bits of triva, not 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 that of,The Hobbit.What Jim Ware attempts and manages to convey throughout the book is how even in an exquisite tale like,The Hobbit, we can find hints of the major themes of God s work woven throughout, tales of faith, grace, redemption and hope. The book,Finding God in the Hobbit , is overall a short and easy read at 168 pages Filled with allegorical interpretations and ruminations based on both,The Hobbit and, theBible,Finding God in the Hobbitreally helps take reading the book, The Hobbit to a diferent level In addition, Jim Ware s work, brings out the themes that Tolkien s background as a Roman Catholic, his blending of Celtic, Anglo and Old Norse mythology, that can be seen throughout the The Hobbit and the rest of the triology.As a fan of Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings books,Finding God in the Hobbitwas a joy to read, not only because of the loved passages that are included throughout the book, but for the underlying Christian themes that, though it wasn t the intent 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 group of greedy dwarves have to do with us What is our parallel to the ring he finds and can we relate to his dangerous quest 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 other questions as it walks through major points in the Hobbit What does Bilbo s awakening from his complacent comfort in the shire by a rowdy group of greedy dwarves have to do with us What is our parallel to the ring he finds and can we relate to his dangerous quest 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 other questions 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 quotes and walking through the story so you don t need to read the two back to back.I listened to the audiobook published by Christian Audio and Simon Vance is officially my favorite narrator I ve listened to many books read by him and he is fantastic I always found that The Hobbit was the least good work of J.R.R Tolkien s books I saw it as a children s book, and not quite exciting if you compare it to Lord Of The Rings, The Silmarillion or other Tolkien s publications But when you read Ware s book, you can find that Tolkien never wrote just to be published or to sell his books He always had a lesson to teach.Even though that I found it sometimes exaggerating, and I couldn t find it really reliable, between religion and The Hobbit story I always found that The Hobbit was the least good work of J.R.R Tolkien s books I saw it as a children s book, and not quite exciting if you compare it to Lord Of The Rings, The Silmarillion or other Tolkien s publications But when you read Ware s book, you can find that Tolkien never wrote just to be published or to sell his books He always had a lesson to teach.Even though that I found it sometimes exaggerating, and I couldn t find it really reliable, between religion and The Hobbit story but what I loved the most about the book Finding God in the Hobbit, is how the author could learn something with each word of the story And actually, it changed my opinion about The Hobbit It s just like showing us that we choose how to understand a book But most of all, that Tolkien is still amazing us Worth re reading This book is fairly slim, coming in at around 200 relatively small pages if one includes its introduction Yet, for its small size, much like a hobbit in fact, it is a worthwhile book in defending the worth of fantasy literature to a Christian audience Perhaps it is a bit sad that a book with such obvious themes of grace and divine providence would require justification, but there are plenty of people who have such a narrow view of what kind of music or literature is acceptable that even someth This book is fairly slim, coming in at around 200 relatively small pages if one includes its introduction Yet, for its small size, much like a hobbit in fact, it is a worthwhile book in defending the worth of fantasy literature to a Christian audience Perhaps it is a bit sad that a book with such obvious themes of grace and divine providence would require justification, but there are plenty of people who have such a narrow view of what kind of music or literature is acceptable that even something like Tolkien s work falls short of 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 of the Hobbit, pointing out what should be fairly obvious to anyone who has read the Lord of the Rings and definitely anyone who saw the film adaptations of the book 2 , which makes obvious what Tolkien wrotesubtly, as is often the case with films in general.In terms of its contents, this book contains about twenty short chapters that quote and refer to various aspects of The Hobbit and draw Christian insights from them These chapters are examined in chronological order and demonstrate that for the characters, as is true also in our own lives, that we are a part of matters much larger our own lives alone, and that we were created for adventure even if we live most of our lives in fairly mundane existence With its combination of biographical and autobiographical materials, its worthwhile scriptural exegesis, and its skillful literary analysis, this book makes for a handy source of worthwhile material for those who feel the need to justify reading fantasy literature to themselves if they are the sort of people who make pretensions toserious reading or to others who question the moral and spiritual value of such genre fiction of a potentially disreputable sort, with the hints of magic At any rate, if that sort of justification is necessary, this book is easy to read and part of a series that deals with related books, so it is not hard to find or to appropriate for 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 full of 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 of a dream come true aren t always what you had expected Hopes and longings nurtured in the secret darkness having a way of taking on a different shape in daylight of reality 3 This is spoken like someone who knows The author also quotes a few scriptures to defend those who are thought of as a bit grim and skeptical of rose colored visions of a glorious future The author comments on the nuance of how God operates with mankind, and also very intelligently on the way that our creations, springing as they do out of our own hearts and minds, reveal our beliefs and practices, our experiences, our hopes and fears, our worldviews, even if we are not writing allegories consciously This is a book that is small in size, but full of worth 1 See, for example 2 See, for example Dreams, fears, pleasures, laughter, God s unexpected intervention, endurance, tried patience, kindness and dependence on God continually weave together to shape our lives through them, we learn dependence on God which should prevail despite any circumstances Bilbo s adventure in Middle Earth is no exception, and his journey is Jim Ware s illustration of the latter.In the prologue, the author explains that this book is the result of his own reflections on The Hobbit, which eventually took h Dreams, fears, pleasures, laughter, God s unexpected intervention, endurance, tried patience, kindness and dependence on God continually weave together to shape our lives through them, we learn dependence on God which should prevail despite any circumstances Bilbo s adventure in Middle Earth is no exception, and his journey is Jim Ware s illustration of the latter.In the prologue, the author explains that this book is the result of his own reflections on The Hobbit, which eventually took him back to God, the one who has made his life meaningful by giving it a purpose, just as Bilbo s life, through the fulfillment of his purpose, found its true meaning.The chapters have a simple and straightforward format First, there is an extract from The Hobbit, which is followed by an analytical description 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 s own path.Despite the simplicity of the format, the deep and transcendental insights of each chapter are worthy to be savored slowly, eventhan once This is one of the few books that have stirred in me the wish to reread chapters and paragraphs, even sentencesMoreover, the richness of 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 of a higher linguistic register Precisely because of this, I would definitely recommend this book as a teaching tool in any literature or 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 or this kind of stories.And just like the author himself states, this book describes a journey of spiritual discovery, but is not the decisive authority on the matter, very probably the reason why Bible quotes and principles are present throughout the book It is his way of writing about how the great Author of life is always shaping our path.I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers, in exchange for an honest review This has not biased my opinion.Comment Comment Permalink Finding God in the HobbitJim WarePublicity Summary With a simple hobbit in a simple hobbit hole, 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 farthan 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, coauthor of Finding God in The Lord of the Rings, once again unlocks Finding God in the HobbitJim WarePublicity Summary With a simple hobbit in a simple hobbit hole, 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 farthan 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, coauthor of 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 You ll discover the deep connections that link this fantasy world to our own and unveil the mysterious workings of the Author of the Tale in your own life 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 some ways in which God is still very much at work in our world and has a bigger purpose for you than you can ever imagine.Book Review I enjoyed learningof J.R.R Tolkien s faith and history That his world view was so engaged in the Word of 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 on Christ that he never gave a thought to imposing it on his books it just was him I enjoyed the over view tour of the Hobbit It brought back memories 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 the opportunity to spend time with this book It was well worth it.I 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

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    Finding God in the Hobbit ePUB Ù Finding God Epub / 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. 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 of how a Christian reader may find divine content in J R R Tolkien s famous book Basically a Christian commentary on 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 of my puny imagination Gandalf laughed If that is your view, 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 of how a Christian reader may find divine content in J R R Tolkien s famous book Basically a Christian commentary on 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 of my puny imagination Gandalf laughed If that is your view, then I would suggest that your imagination is keener andfar reaching than most JRRTWell done, if not earthshaking Follows the pattern established by Ware and Kurt Bruner in their Finding God in the Lord of the Rings God meets us not through concepts, curricula, or catechisms, but in that miraculous place where the Word becomes Flesh the place where we, like the fishermen of Galilee, suddenly find ourselves swept up into the plot of the greatest Story of all I loved this in depth look at the Christian themes found in the Hobbit Tolkien is one of my top three favorite authors, so I was hanging on every word.The 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 of before I loved how the author worked around a principle, and showed you all the facets and different sides, and then hammered it home I loved this in depth look at the Christian themes found in the Hobbit Tolkien is one of my top three favorite authors, so I was hanging on every word.The 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 of before I loved how the author worked 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 style I wish that there had beenliterary analysis though It readlike a devotional book with personal stories, nuggets of wisdom, and a thought for the day kind of moral at the end of each chapter I liked that, but I was hoping foranalysis of literary history, fairytale story structures, classical writing influences, Greek philosophy, etcIn short, I wanted it to beintellectual than it was.But the devotional style of the book was good too I enjoyed reading it so much, and I was even brought to tears a couple of times I ve read a previous book by this author, finding God in Narnia , between the two I think I preferred that one That doesn t mean this is a bad book, I just feel that this one hasstretches in it.The book takes different parts of the classic the hobbit , it shows different areas that show Christian believes I think some of them make good sense, and I can see where the Hobbit shows it s Christian influence, but at other times I feel like it s missing a mark.If you like this authors work, I ve read a previous book by this author, finding God in Narnia , between the two I think I preferred that one That doesn t mean this is a bad book, I just feel that this one hasstretches in it.The book takes different parts of the classic the hobbit , it shows different areas that show Christian believes I think some of them make good sense, and I can see where the Hobbit shows it s Christian influence, but at other times I feel like it s missing a mark.If you like this authors work, or even if you re just a fan of the hobbit or Christian related literature, I think you ll enjoy this book Despite my mild disappointment in some chapters, it is still good book With,The Hobbit, andLord of the Rings , being re introduced to young and old,Finding God in the Hobbitis an allegorical reflection of Middle Earth and how like Bilbo Baggins finds himself, an ordinary hobbit, caught up in extraordinary events, so the same with God at work, sometimes in the forefront and sometimes, behind the scenes, in our lives.Using passages fromThe Hobbit andBible, Jim Ware, compares the two along with what we can take in our own lives, not just from Bilbo Baggins, With,The Hobbit, andLord of the Rings , being re introduced to young and old,Finding God in the Hobbitis an allegorical reflection of Middle Earth and how like Bilbo Baggins finds himself, an ordinary hobbit, caught up in extraordinary events, so the same with God at work, sometimes in the forefront and sometimes, behind the scenes, in our lives.Using passages fromThe Hobbit andBible, Jim Ware, compares the two along with what we can take in our own lives, not just from Bilbo Baggins, but what the Bible has to offer in its own stories of ordinary people, often used in extraordinary ways.Sharing bits of triva, not 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 that of,The Hobbit.What Jim Ware attempts and manages to convey throughout the book is how even in an exquisite tale like,The Hobbit, we can find hints of the major themes of God s work woven throughout, tales of faith, grace, redemption and hope. The book,Finding God in the Hobbit , is overall a short and easy read at 168 pages Filled with allegorical interpretations and ruminations based on both,The Hobbit and, theBible,Finding God in the Hobbitreally helps take reading the book, The Hobbit to a diferent level In addition, Jim Ware s work, brings out the themes that Tolkien s background as a Roman Catholic, his blending of Celtic, Anglo and Old Norse mythology, that can be seen throughout the The Hobbit and the rest of the triology.As a fan of Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings books,Finding God in the Hobbitwas a joy to read, not only because of the loved passages that are included throughout the book, but for the underlying Christian themes that, though it wasn t the intent 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 group of greedy dwarves have to do with us What is our parallel to the ring he finds and can we relate to his dangerous quest 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 other questions as it walks through major points in the Hobbit What does Bilbo s awakening from his complacent comfort in the shire by a rowdy group of greedy dwarves have to do with us What is our parallel to the ring he finds and can we relate to his dangerous quest 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 other questions 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 quotes and walking through the story so you don t need to read the two back to back.I listened to the audiobook published by Christian Audio and Simon Vance is officially my favorite narrator I ve listened to many books read by him and he is fantastic I always found that The Hobbit was the least good work of J.R.R Tolkien s books I saw it as a children s book, and not quite exciting if you compare it to Lord Of The Rings, The Silmarillion or other Tolkien s publications But when you read Ware s book, you can find that Tolkien never wrote just to be published or to sell his books He always had a lesson to teach.Even though that I found it sometimes exaggerating, and I couldn t find it really reliable, between religion and The Hobbit story I always found that The Hobbit was the least good work of J.R.R Tolkien s books I saw it as a children s book, and not quite exciting if you compare it to Lord Of The Rings, The Silmarillion or other Tolkien s publications But when you read Ware s book, you can find that Tolkien never wrote just to be published or to sell his books He always had a lesson to teach.Even though that I found it sometimes exaggerating, and I couldn t find it really reliable, between religion and The Hobbit story but what I loved the most about the book Finding God in the Hobbit, is how the author could learn something with each word of the story And actually, it changed my opinion about The Hobbit It s just like showing us that we choose how to understand a book But most of all, that Tolkien is still amazing us Worth re reading This book is fairly slim, coming in at around 200 relatively small pages if one includes its introduction Yet, for its small size, much like a hobbit in fact, it is a worthwhile book in defending the worth of fantasy literature to a Christian audience Perhaps it is a bit sad that a book with such obvious themes of grace and divine providence would require justification, but there are plenty of people who have such a narrow view of what kind of music or literature is acceptable that even someth This book is fairly slim, coming in at around 200 relatively small pages if one includes its introduction Yet, for its small size, much like a hobbit in fact, it is a worthwhile book in defending the worth of fantasy literature to a Christian audience Perhaps it is a bit sad that a book with such obvious themes of grace and divine providence would require justification, but there are plenty of people who have such a narrow view of what kind of music or literature is acceptable that even something like Tolkien s work falls short of 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 of the Hobbit, pointing out what should be fairly obvious to anyone who has read the Lord of the Rings and definitely anyone who saw the film adaptations of the book 2 , which makes obvious what Tolkien wrotesubtly, as is often the case with films in general.In terms of its contents, this book contains about twenty short chapters that quote and refer to various aspects of The Hobbit and draw Christian insights from them These chapters are examined in chronological order and demonstrate that for the characters, as is true also in our own lives, that we are a part of matters much larger our own lives alone, and that we were created for adventure even if we live most of our lives in fairly mundane existence With its combination of biographical and autobiographical materials, its worthwhile scriptural exegesis, and its skillful literary analysis, this book makes for a handy source of worthwhile material for those who feel the need to justify reading fantasy literature to themselves if they are the sort of people who make pretensions toserious reading or to others who question the moral and spiritual value of such genre fiction of a potentially disreputable sort, with the hints of magic At any rate, if that sort of justification is necessary, this book is easy to read and part of a series that deals with related books, so it is not hard to find or to appropriate for 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 full of 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 of a dream come true aren t always what you had expected Hopes and longings nurtured in the secret darkness having a way of taking on a different shape in daylight of reality 3 This is spoken like someone who knows The author also quotes a few scriptures to defend those who are thought of as a bit grim and skeptical of rose colored visions of a glorious future The author comments on the nuance of how God operates with mankind, and also very intelligently on the way that our creations, springing as they do out of our own hearts and minds, reveal our beliefs and practices, our experiences, our hopes and fears, our worldviews, even if we are not writing allegories consciously This is a book that is small in size, but full of worth 1 See, for example 2 See, for example Dreams, fears, pleasures, laughter, God s unexpected intervention, endurance, tried patience, kindness and dependence on God continually weave together to shape our lives through them, we learn dependence on God which should prevail despite any circumstances Bilbo s adventure in Middle Earth is no exception, and his journey is Jim Ware s illustration of the latter.In the prologue, the author explains that this book is the result of his own reflections on The Hobbit, which eventually took h Dreams, fears, pleasures, laughter, God s unexpected intervention, endurance, tried patience, kindness and dependence on God continually weave together to shape our lives through them, we learn dependence on God which should prevail despite any circumstances Bilbo s adventure in Middle Earth is no exception, and his journey is Jim Ware s illustration of the latter.In the prologue, the author explains that this book is the result of his own reflections on The Hobbit, which eventually took him back to God, the one who has made his life meaningful by giving it a purpose, just as Bilbo s life, through the fulfillment of his purpose, found its true meaning.The chapters have a simple and straightforward format First, there is an extract from The Hobbit, which is followed by an analytical description 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 s own path.Despite the simplicity of the format, the deep and transcendental insights of each chapter are worthy to be savored slowly, eventhan once This is one of the few books that have stirred in me the wish to reread chapters and paragraphs, even sentencesMoreover, the richness of 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 of a higher linguistic register Precisely because of this, I would definitely recommend this book as a teaching tool in any literature or 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 or this kind of stories.And just like the author himself states, this book describes a journey of spiritual discovery, but is not the decisive authority on the matter, very probably the reason why Bible quotes and principles are present throughout the book It is his way of writing about how the great Author of life is always shaping our path.I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers, in exchange for an honest review This has not biased my opinion.Comment Comment Permalink Finding God in the HobbitJim WarePublicity Summary With a simple hobbit in a simple hobbit hole, 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 farthan 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, coauthor of Finding God in The Lord of the Rings, once again unlocks Finding God in the HobbitJim WarePublicity Summary With a simple hobbit in a simple hobbit hole, 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 farthan 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, coauthor of 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 You ll discover the deep connections that link this fantasy world to our own and unveil the mysterious workings of the Author of the Tale in your own life 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 some ways in which God is still very much at work in our world and has a bigger purpose for you than you can ever imagine.Book Review I enjoyed learningof J.R.R Tolkien s faith and history That his world view was so engaged in the Word of 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 on Christ that he never gave a thought to imposing it on his books it just was him I enjoyed the over view tour of the Hobbit It brought back memories 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 the opportunity to spend time with this book It was well worth it.I 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 "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 177 pages
  • Finding God in the Hobbit
  • Jim Ware
  • English
  • 14 May 2019
  • 1414305966