Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues

  • by Mark Eddy Smith
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Lord of the Rings offers us essential lessons in living. Here we discover ordinary virtues like generosity, pity, and hospitality. We meet extraordinary people like Bilbo, Gandalf, Tom Bombadil, and Glorfindel. We learn about the roots of destruction in pride and betrayal, and we find the ingredients for success, such as community and sacrifice.Each of us, even the most simple, is called to a journey. We may be asked to leave behind everything we have grown dependent on. And when this is the case, the tale of Frodo and his friends offers hope that we will be given the strength and the help we need to overcome every obstacle and defeat every foe. This book is meant to help you find the way.


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Customer Reviews

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I thought that I had picked up most of the Christian references and insights into Tolkien's amazing works, but Mark Eddy Smith has given me a whole new dimension and insight not only into "Lord of the Rings" but also into my own faith. I thoroughly recommend it!
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- Katherine H

My favorite book

even though I'm not a big Tolkien fan. This book speaks to me and the authors love shines through.
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- Noelle Campbell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-11-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.