Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Finding God in the Hobbit By Jim Ware

Thousands have been captivated by the spiritual themes that underlie Tolkien's imaginative fiction. In Finding God in The Hobbit, Jim Ware, co-author of the popular "Finding God" series, indulges readers with an exploration of the spiritual significance of J. R. R. Tolkien's famous children's classic. As they are acquainted with Tolkien's message of transcendent truth, readers will see how God is mysteriously at work even in everyday moments. A reflection summarizes each chapter's main insight. Bibliography included.

Uncover the deeper truths in the tale that started it all.With a simple hobbit in a hobbit-hole, J. R. R. Tolkien opened the window on a whole new world that has captured millions of imaginations and changed the face of literature forever. But this story of unexpected adventure is far more than goblin attacks, dragon-hoards, and riddles in the dark. It’s a journey that changes a hobbit named Bilbo—and us—along the way.

Jim Ware, coauthor of the bestselling Finding God in The Lord of the Rings, once again unlocks the mysteries of Middle-earth with insightful reflections on the scenes and characters of The Hobbit. Just as the very ordinary Bilbo Baggins was caught up in a web of momentous events beyond his understanding, so you also are part of a larger story. Travel to Middle-earth to discover ways in which God is still very much at work in our world—and has a bigger purpose for you than you could ever imagine.

Jim Ware, a graduate of UCLA and Fuller Theological Seminary, is a longtime book enthusiast who grew up savoring childhood classics like TOM SAWYER, HUCKLEBERRY FINN, THE MERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, and KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE. He's the author of GOD OF THE FAIRY TALE and FINDING GOD IN THE HOBBIT, and co-author (with Kurt Bruner) of the best-selling FINDING GOD IN THE LORD OF THE RINGS, FINDING GOD IN THE LAND OF NARNIA, and THE PURPOSE OF PASSION: DANTE'S EPIC VISION OF ROMANTIC LOVE . His latest effort, THE STONE OF DESTINY, is a work of fantasy-fiction for tweens, teens, and adults who like imaginative tales. A Celtic music enthusiast, he enjoys playing the guitar and other stringed instruments with family and friends. He and his wife, Joni, are the parents of six children.
This book is for all of you Hobbit fans. J.R.R. Tolkein fans are sure to love this book.
While reading this book you really reflect on how great God is and how much we should look for God in all the movies and books that we read.
I enjoyed this book so much it is very well written and is a book that you will just sit and think about long after you turn the last page.
I highly recommend this book to fans of the Hobbit.
I gave the book 4 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher.


  1. I am a "Hobbit" fan and I would love to win a copy of this book!

    Thank you Mary for this review and giveaway!


  2. I can't wait to watch The Hobbit movie and would love to read the book.
    Thanks Mary

  3. I love the Hobbit, I am a very big fan. I really want to read this book! I pray that I win it.

  4. Huge Hobbit fan here, This is a book I must have. Thank you so much for your review Mary

  5. Mary, I am so happy that you reviewed this book I wanted to get it but was not really sure about it. I will get it now to read since you said you recommend

  6. Great review, can't wait to read it!

  7. This sounds so good, even though I don't remember reading the previous Hobbitt book this is a book I really would like not only for me but for my grandsons. I mentioned to them and they say best ever!!great coming out of

    Thank you for the great interview Mary. This will be a hit in my family. I will also try to read the others

    Cathy Weber

  8. The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are my favorite books of all time. I would love to win this

  9. I have not read The Hobbit, I'm embarassed to admit, but my husband and grandson both have, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for the positives, Mary!

  10. my daughter loves The Hobbit...would be great to have this to give her for Christmas! thanks!!