People flocked to see the new Peter Jackson motion picture, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – based on the novel by J.RR. Tolkien on December 14. The film grossed nearly $85 million in the first week alone and continues to garner interest among movie goers.
Several books have been released in recent years that attempt to interpret the musings of Tolkien and make direct or indirect applications to the Christian life. One recent book to hit the shelves is On the Shoulders of Hobbits by Louis Markos, a helpful primer that not only serves as a tour guide for readers on Tolkien’s path but also introduces important highlights from the works of C.S. Lewis.
Sometimes readers are tempted to skip past the introduction portion of a book. However, skipping the introduction in Markos’ work would be a big mistake. The author maintains that we find ourselves in a postmodern culture…
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