Millions of fans worldwide have been attracted to The Hobbit for its unique combination of high adventure and profound truths. Tapping the excitement around the highly-anticipated second installment of the
Hobbit movie trilogy (in theaters since December 2013), Tolkien-scholar, Devin Brown, presents a fast-paced and easy-to-follow presentation of timeless spiritual messages to help navigate your spiritual journey. Peppered with illustrations throughout, Hobbit Lessons offers troll-sized portions of relevance and regular nuggets of good Hobbit sense.
The result is a collection of tangible bites of wisdom that are not only deeply moving but also great fun. These lessons on joy, friendship, dedication, sacrifice, and more will appeal to Hobbit fans, parents, teachers, librarians, youth pastors, graduates—and anyone looking for a creative way to explore timeless life lessons and important values of faith.
Chapter titles include:
• When Adventure Comes Knocking, Let It In (Despite the Fact It May Make You Late for Dinner)
• Live Courageously (Even if—Especially if—Part of You Says Not To)
• Be Fond of Waistcoats, Second Breakfasts, Pocket Handkerchiefs, and Four O'Clock Tea (But Don't Let Them Become Too Precious)
• Have your Friends' Backs (Someone Has Yours)
• Beware—Not All That Glitters Is Gold (And Even Gold Is Not the Treasure You Think)
• Remember—Not All That Is Gold Glitters (In Fact, Life's Real Treasures Are Quite Ordinary Looking)
• Recognize You Are Only a Little Fellow in a Wide World (But Still an Important Part of a Larger Story)
• Find the Enchantment All Around You (Even if You Are Not a Wizard)
About the author Devin Brown
Brown Devin is a Lilly Scholar and a Professor of English at Asbury University where he teaches a class on Lewis and Tolkien. He has spoken at Lewis and Tolkien conferences in the UK and the U.S. Devin earned a PhD at the University of South Carolina and currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
Brown has published numerous essays and scholarly articles on Lewis and Tolkien, who were not only contemporaries, but friends. His Lewis books include Inside Narnia: A Guide to Exploring The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Inside Prince Caspian: A Guide to Exploring the Return to Narnia (2008) and Inside the Voyage of the Dawn Treader: A Guide to Exploring the Journey beyond Narnia (2010).
His latest book on Tolkien was The Christian World of The Hobbit about which we released an interview.
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