A Hobbit Journey: Discovering the Enchantment of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
The Lord of the Rings trilogy has delighted millions of fans worldwide in book and movie form. With the theatrical release of the two-part film The Hobbit slated for 2012 and 2013, attention will once again turn to J. R. R. Tolkien's classic works. In a culture where truth is relative and morality is viewed as old-fashioned, we welcome the chance to view the world through hobbit eyes: we have free will, our choices matter, and living a morally heroic life is possible.
In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Tolkien expert Matthew Dickerson shows how a Christian worldview and Christian themes undergird Tolkien's Middle-earth writings and how they are fundamentally important to understanding his vision. This revised and expanded edition of Following Gandalf includes new material on torture, social justice, and the importance of the body.
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|Listening Length||12 hours and 14 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||12 September 2012|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 149,467 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
924 in Religious Studies (Audible Books & Originals)
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4,243 in Spirituality (Audible Books & Originals)
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JRR Tolkien was a deeply Christian man. His Roman Catholic faith never wavered, and it permeates every word of his writings. Dickerson carefully analyzes Tolkien and in a series of magnificent chapters provides thoughtful and thorough studies on such topics as ethics in warfare, moral responsibility and stewardship, free will, and the power of the Creator. I found myself deeply moved and my faith enhanced by some of Dickerson's discussions.
Some who read Tolkien and note the apparent absence of formal religion and worship proclaim Middle earth a Godless world. Dickerson makes it clear how mistaken they are, and that Tolkien's world, while not an Allegory or parallel to Christianity in the manner of C.S. Lewis' Narnia, rests on a deep foundation of loving faith and reverence.