My theme here at The Catholic Book Blogger is to offer quality reviews of interesting books. As you can likely tell by now I promote one book a week with a review, a giveaway and if available an interview with the book’s author. I have made many contacts in the little over one year that I have been doing this. One of them made a great suggestion that I am going to take up as a regular feature here. I am going to link to other reviews that catch my attention so as to not limit you, my readers, to only the books I am able to read. My hope is to provide you with an even greater variety of books to potentially add to your libraries. For clarity purposes I will refer to reviews that are hosted on another site as “Linked Reviews”.
This time Fr. Dwight Longenecker has posted a review over at his blog Standing on My Head, of a book I think looks quite good called Hobbit Lessons: A Map for Life’s Unexpected Journeys by Devin Brown. Here is what he has to say about the book:I mentioned here a delightful new book by Inklings scholar Devin Brown. Devin is the author of The Christian World of The Hobbit. That longer study is a direct explication of the Christian themes and context for Tolkien’s work. Now he has produced a shorter, more accessible work for a wider audience.
Hobbit Lessons: A Map for Life’s Unexpected Journeys pulls life lessons from Tolkien’s classic. Unlike other more academic studies of Tolkien’s work, Brown mines the text for homely lessons about life’s challenges. [Read More…]