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 more than 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.
In 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.
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Tolkien's connection to religion
To respond to another review, Tolkien was born in South Africa but moved back to England after his father died. Once his mother died he and his siblings were put in the care of a Father of a Catholic Church there. The Father had a deep influence on Tolkien in catholic religion. It was very important to him.
Biased and Fictional from the Authors point of view
It's interesting what lengths people will go to to make money off of other people's works and try and find a link to Christianity in it, they tried to do that with Harry Potter as well after they said it was 'evil'. JR Tolkien, South African born was so far removed, beautifully from organized religion that he was able to free himself from it by creating the beautiful spiritual world if The Hobbit, a realm that frees itself from the lies and control of modern Christianity. Read the real book instead.