Tolkiens Ordinary Virtues

Tolkiens Ordinary Virtues For Christians Who Are Fans Of Tolkien, Smith Compares The Tales Of The Hobbits To Those Of Spirituality, Wherein God Calls Those That Listen To Embark On A Journey. I would probably have given this easy guide to the many theme s in LotR 5 stars if not for the many religious comparisons. Friendly, thoughtful, and just long enough. Not as good as Walking with Frodo or Walking with Bilbo , but very very good This is geared to fans of the books, and doesn t really include anything about the movies, which is actually a very good thing for fans of the books Particular
Mark Smith s book, Tolkien s Ordinary Virtues, is filled with interesting and thoughtful insights into the moral and ethical foundation of J.R.R Tolkien s books I listened to the audiobook version, just after finishing The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, and it certainly gave me a better appreciate for the lessons embedded in the book For the reader who wants to gain a better understanding of these aspects, I would recommend Mr Smith s books.Having said that, I gave the book 3 star Mark Smith s book, Tolkien s Ordinary Virtues, is filled with interesting and thoughtful insights into the moral and ethical foundation of J.R.R Tolkien s books I listened to the audiobook version, just after finishing The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, and it certainly gave me a better appreciate for the lessons embedded in the book For the reader who wants to gain a better understanding of these aspects, I would recommend Mr Smith s books.Having said that, I gave the book 3 stars for
I really enjoyed hearing Mark Smiths reflections on various virtues throughout the book He has done what hope to do sometime off in the future, that is to read the LOTR bookscontemplatively and draw from them the richness that is there What I like is the LOTR story was fresh in my mind, so it was almost like having a conversation with a friend who is sharing with me what they liked from the book, and since they have a different p
I ve read a couple of other books about Tolkien from a faith perspective, but didn t care for them all that much The austere Catholicism that imbues his work almost imperceptibly was not well served by the others overt evangelical Protestantism, although I certainly have no objection to the latter as a thing in itself This book is insightful and strikes just the right note, in my view Eddy devotes different chapters to spiritual virtues such as generosity and sacrifice, introducing the occas I ve read a couple of other books about Tolkien from a faith perspective, but didn t care for them all that much The austere Catholicism that
In this book, Smith shows how the actions of Tolkien s characters exhibit common virtues that we all should strive to develop Some of these virtues I had found myself, others addmeaning to the Tolkien s masterpiece.I have long struggled to articulate why I despise Peter Jackson s movies This book has given me the means to do so Like Mark Smith when I was young I recognized something of the Bible in Tolkien s work especially after I read the Silmarillion These books have become a part In this book, Smith shows how the actions of Tolkien s characters exhibit common virtues that we all should strive to develop Some of these virtues I had found myself, others addmeaning to the Tolkien s masterpiece.I have long struggled to articulate why I despise Peter Jackson s movies This book has given me the means to do so Like Mark Smith when I was young I recognized something of the Bible in Tolkien s work especially
This is an interesting look at the works of J.R.R Tolkien The author, Mark Eddy Smith, looks at the virtues that he believes are represented in Tolkien s work While the author s take primarily focuses on Christianity and how Christianity influenced Tolkien s work, I believe the inspiration Smith draws from Tolkien s work can inspire many different people The book is pretty small and a fast read, but I really enjoyed it Smith s love for Tolkien s work is clear throughout the book and it remi This is an interesting look at the works of J.R.R Tolkien The author, Mark Eddy Smith, looks at the virtues that he believes are represented in Tolkien s work While the author s take primarily focuses on Christianity and how Christianity influenced Tolkien s work, I believe the inspiration Smith draws from Tolkien s work can inspire many different people The book is pretty small and a fast read, but I really enjoyed it Smith s love for Tolkien s work is clear throughout the book and it reminded
This is a nice devotional type of book, one that gets you into the mode of thinking of the virtues inherent in Tolkien s trilogy The Lord of the Rings It contains no special insight into Tolkien s own life, beliefs
A beautiful work which explores the common gems we ought to glean from the landscape of Tolkien s Middle a Earth in his Lord of the Rings storyline I would live to read this again and again, especially coupled with reading the trilogy itself Smith captured exactly what every reader discovers each time they read a deeper understanding of who they are The author then finishes this with faith and scripture and little quests for the reader to utilize in practicing his or her newfound understandi A beautiful work which explores the common gems we ought to glean from the landscape of Tolkien s Middle a Earth in his Lord of the Rings storyline I would live to read this aga

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  • Paperback
  • 141 pages
  • Tolkiens Ordinary Virtues
  • Mark Eddy Smith
  • English
  • 16 August 2017
  • 0830823123