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 theatres December 2013), Tolkien-scholar, Devin Brown,...
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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 theatres December 2013), Tolkien-scholar, Devin Brown, now 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)
Devin Brown (Ph.D., University of South Carolina) is a Lilly scholar and professor of English at Asbury College. A C. S. Lewis aficionado, Brown has been regularly writing, teaching, and lecturing on Lewis for more than ten years. He has been invited to write chapters for six books, including a major chapter on The Screwtape Letters for the 4-volume series C. S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy released by Praeger Publishers.
Devin's own book Inside Narnia: A Guide to Exploring The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was published by Baker in 2005 and is currently in its sixth printing. His second Narnia book, Inside Prince Caspian: A Guide to Exploring the Return to Narnia, was released in January 2008, in advance of the second film. He has signed a contract to write a third Narnia book, Inside the Voyage of the Dawn Treader, to come out in 2010 before the third film.
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