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On the Shoulders of Hobbits
On the Shoulders of Hobbits
The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis
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The world of J. R. R. Tolkien is filled with strange creatures, elaborately crafted lore, ancient tongues, and magic that exists only in fantasy; yet the lessons taught by hobbits and wizards speak powerfully and practically to our real lives. Courage, valor, trust, pride, greed, and jealousy--these are not fictional virtues. This is the stuff of real life, the Christian life. Professor and author Louis Markos takes us on the road with Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, with looks at selected classic works of literature as well, to show how great stories bring us so much more than entertainment. They inspire and convict, imparting truth in unforgettable ways.

Rediscover the virtue of great storytelling and the power of fantasy to transform our reality.

ISBN: 978-0-8024-4319-9
Publish date: September, 2012
Page Count: 240
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Format: Paperback
Weight: .59 LBS
Case Quantity: 52
About Dr. Louis Markos
LOUIS MARKOS, is a professor in English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University and holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. Dr. Markos is a respected and widly requested speaker on C. S. Lewis, Tolkien, and Christian worldview as well as the arts, education, the new age, apologetics and, ancient Greece and Rome. He is the author of several books and numerous lectures and articles. Dr. Markos lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife Donna, his son Alex, and his daughter Stacey.

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The author links the works of two great authors who were also dear friends. Narnia and Middle-earth, were places “where honor and chivalry stand poised in mortal combat with the life-denying, faith-denying, hope-denying forces of evil”. Each chapter takes up a single theme-message-moral that has been overlooked or dismissed by our age. We are part of the story, too. Just as Frodo and Bilbo realized their story was woven into the greater story, so we are grafted into God’s great story.
by Doc Kirby on 12/11/2012
With the film adaption of The Hobbit nearly upon us, this is presumably just one of several Hobbit-themed books coming our way. It looks excellent. http://www.challies.com/resources/new-notable-books-8?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: challies/XhEt (Challies Dot Com)
by Tim Challies on 11/30/2012

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