I thought this was some sort of spin off of The Hobbit If I knew what Walking with Bilbo was really about I would never have bought this book from that book fairI did buy it without knowing anything about it and it sat on my bookshelf for years I was reluctant to read it as it s been a while since I read The Hobbit but I figured I d get it off my to read shelf When I realized it was relating The Hobbit to the Christian life I admit I was ut off immediately I had no interest in reading about a religious book recreationally especially since it was written for a Christian Audience The Majestic Plural audience the majestic lural me I was ready to give the book away but since I had already bought it I cracked it open and gave the first chapter This is a devotional through The Hobbit and it compares how the adventures Bilbo Baggins had with the dwarves and Gandalf is similar to our adventure of the Christian faith I d recommend it to any Christian who has read The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit or watched the movies This year I m reading through several of the *devotional eBooks I ve collected as they ve been offered for free I don t have to review these *eBooks I ve collected as they ve been offered for free I don t have to review these received them with no strings attached If I like them though I will I really liked Walking with Bilbo by Sarah ArthurArthur tells us up front that Tolkien didn t intend for his book The Hobbit to be a Christian allegory Because he was a Christian though his book can t help but carry several Christian themes Arthur s book icks up on these and helps her readers to understand them and apply them to their lives The book contains twenty two short devotionals Each explores a ortion of Tolkien s story compares it to a Alles in meinem Dasein ist Musik... passage from the Bible gives the reader a list of uestions to consider and closes with a list of Bible verses to read for further insightThis book was fun to read and easy to understand yet its truths were valuable andractical for life As I understand it this book was written for teenagers but I believe Christians of any age can glean worthwhile insights I recommend Walking with Bilbo to Christian fans of Tolkien s works and to anyone looking to deepen the. 2005 Logos Bookstores Award winner for Best Youth Book The author of Walking with Frodo takes readers on an adventure of faith with this dev.
Summary Walking With Bilbo A Devotional Adventure Through The HobbitIr walk with Christ If you are looking to walk the ath of spirituality derived from the Lord of the Ring or the Hobbit then for this book you better be a Christian This book is written from a Christian erspective for Christians THe only thing is that most Christians or die hard ones will get their spirituality from the Bible not a fantasy novel Those who do derive lessons will have a diffrent spiritual orientation altogether JRR Tolkien himself was a Christian and it no doubt bled into his worksTHe author goes chapter by chapter delivering forth a spiritual lesson to be derived from the chapter Whethyer Tolkien meant for it to be that Way Is To Dificult To is to dificult to
The Author Looks At The Hobit As A Parable Forauthor looks at the Hobit as a arable for and spiritual worker THe Hobbit teaches via selection of Bilbo that Christ is looking for a few food The Letters and Lessons of Teddy Roosevelt for His Sons peopleeople with hidden ualities eople who are humble and eople who are willing to do what it takes Often times like Bilbo we do not get a job description or at best it is very scarce and never really The Purposeful Graduate prepares us for what to expect Are we indeed ualified God only know as does Gandalf in the Hobbit It is sheer madness to break away from the norm like Bilbo did in the Hobbioty No Hobbit ever went on adenventures Bilbo did and was judged for it We too are judged when we uest for the spiritual Often tiomes the Bible will ask us to be fools for Christ or God When we have to travel on a spiritual journey or do God s work we oftn times have to travel light and leave behind many things we find comfortable THe keyu to trabvelling success is traveling light Gandalf comes and goes much like God does Often on very difernt errands yet we are never totally alone we must fight the battle and yet when things get too tough Gandalf or God reappears for us Things do not always go aslanned at times it will go awry but there is a reason for that It is Inscriptions for Headstones part of God slan not ours In the face of disaster whenwe canot fix things we have but one choice and that is to move on and move forward Things can seem difficult but help comesw when we least exct like eagles swoopiong form the sky to rescue us from orc and. Otional that relates themes from J R R Tolkien's The Hobbit to living the Christian life Unlike the fateful uest Frodo was asked to carry ou. ,
Wargs this what Tolkien called a eucatastrophe We can walk God s ath or our Retail. De digitale hysterie voorbij path On Godsath we experience adventure that will build us up and on our opwn Η γραφομηχανούλα - Nietzsche ex Machina path we expereince misadventure which means badroblemsTHe lesson in this book are many THe reader is taught about decency honesty and the dangers of greed More over we usually learn about how even the smallest erson can be the biggest hero With the release of Lord of the Rings years ago and the long awaited recent release of first in The Hobbit trilogy author Sarah Arthur of Walking With Frodo and Walking Through the Wardrobe has once again taken op cultural movies based on classic fiction and related it to the Christian faithI was skeptical at first but intrigued I ve read other devotionals and studies that twist movies themes and occurrences to vaguely connect with the Christian faith but from the start Walking with Bilbo was different By the third chapter I read one a day I was in love with this devotional The chapters easily tie the books to Christianity but the author went well beyond the obvious and deep into The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings with vignettes about both classics and Tolkien s life and writing careerWhile Arthur suggest strongly that her readers should make their way through The Hobbit at least but even without re reading it a basic familiarity of the story s lot or watching the movie will give the reader the gist I was incredibly intrigued by the insight the author had and the oints she chose to make in comparing The Hobbit and Bilbo s story with Christianity More than anything else the thought rovoking uestions make in comparing The Hobbit and Bilbo s story with Christianity More than anything else the thought rovoking uestions the end of each chapter led to further introspection rather Than Just Pat Uestions Often Found For Group DiscussionIt Is just at uestions often found for group discussionIt is opinion that Sarah Arthur did her readers an amazing service in this book She has taken us on a trip through Middle Earth and deepened our Christian faith at the same time She has helped Tolkien fans find a common ground between fantasy and faith and helps them find Christ in the rocess This is a devotionalstudy guide that everyone from women s groups to re teens can understand and enjo. T Bilbo's journey came as an unexpected adventure Readers will be reminded that God chooses us to be unlikely heroes in the adventure of lif.