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Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues: Exploring the Spiritual Themes of The Lord of the Rings | [Mark Eddy Smith]

Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues: Exploring the Spiritual Themes of The Lord of the Rings

Each of us, even the most simple, is called to a journey. We may be asked to leave behind everything we have grown dependent on. And when this is the case, the tale of Frodo and his friends offers hope that we will be given the strength and the help we need to overcome every obstacle and defeat every foe. This book is meant to help you find the way.
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The Lord of the Rings offers us essential lessons in living. Here we discover ordinary virtues like generosity, pity, and hospitality. We meet extraordinary people like Bilbo, Gandalf, Tom Bombadil, and Glorfindel. We learn about the roots of destruction in pride and betrayal, and we find the ingredients for success, such as community and sacrifice.

Each of us, even the most simple, is called to a journey. We may be asked to leave behind everything we have grown dependent on. And when this is the case, the tale of Frodo and his friends offers hope that we will be given the strength and the help we need to overcome every obstacle and defeat every foe. This book is meant to help you find the way.

©2002 Mark Eddy Smith; (P)2005 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    I thought that I had picked up most of the Christian references and insights into Tolkien's amazing works, but Mark Eddy Smith has given me a whole new dimension and insight not only into "Lord of the Rings" but also into my own faith. I thoroughly recommend it!

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    What a touching tribute to Tolkien. The author has imbued this book with quotes from the series and infused it with uplifting values through the eyes of a reverent disciple of Tolkien. If I had twelve books like this, I would read one a month and never feel the ground under my feet.


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