TITLE/AUTHOR: THE CHRISTIAN WORLD OF THE HABBIT by Devin Brown
PUBLISHER: Abingdon Press, Nashville, TN, Copyright 2012
ISBN: (10) 142674949X (13) 978-1426749490
DESCRIPTION: Soft cover, Illustrated cover, 208 pages, Advance Reader Copy, Unedited Edition, Size approx. 5 1/2 x 8 ½ inches
BOOK CONDITION: Like New, Looks unread, No spine creases, Clean, bright, and colorful cover, Pages white, clean and tight,
ABOUT THIS BOOK: In his beloved story, THE HOBBIT, J.R.R. Tolkien takes readers into a world unlike any other, yet so much seems familiar. As Bilbo journeys there and back again, glimpses of the spiritual are seen. Previous guides to Tolkien’s fiction have often made one of two wrong turnings: either they have entirely overlooked the Christian elements or they have claimed to find “Christian” elements everywhere, going far beyond the fundamental aspects that have been absorbed into the story.
THE CHRISTIAN WORLD OF THE HOBBIT does what no book has done: it brings Tolkien fans new delight by introducing a side of Tolkien that is rarely explored but vitally important to his writings—especially to The Hobbit. Written by internationally regarded Tolkien scholar, Devin Brown, this approachable, witty, and highly entertaining book offers up fresh perspectives to fans of THE HOBBIT, both the book and the film adaptation.