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The Christian World of the Hobbit
By Devin Brown
What People Are Saying
"Tolkien's Christian faith was a vital part of The Hobbit and I'm thrilled such an accurate book finally tells the real story."
—Phil Cooke, filmmaker, media consultant, and author of "One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do"
"The title of Devin Brown's new book is sure to raise some eyebrows. How could a world filled with dwarves, elves, goblins, wizards, and hobbits be considered "Christian"? Brown uses what we know about the author of the famous children's story, along with his attention to the details and careful wording of The Hobbit, to show how JRR Tolkien wove his faith into its pages."
—Mark Sommer, Fantasy Editor, HollywoodJesus.com
"There has been an abundance of first-rate books examining the Christian dimension of The Lord of the Rings but Tolkien's other bestselling book, The Hobbit, has been largely overlooked. That sin of omission has been rectified by Devin Brown, whose book on the Christianity of The Hobbit brings this classic children's book to full, glorious and graceful life."
—Joseph Pearce, author, Tolkien: Man & Myth