Thursday, January 31, 2013

Need to Read #31: A Hobbit Devotional


 
Title: A Hobbit Devotional

Author: Ed Strauss

Book blurb: If you enjoy J. R. R. Tolkien—even if you’re new to his classic stories—you’ll love A Hobbit Devotional featuring 60 humorous, challenging, and encouraging devotionals. Soon to be a major motion picture, The Hobbit has fascinated readers for more than 70 years. Now, this tale of humble folk who overcome fear, discouragement, and despair through steadfastness, courage, and hope forms the basis of a brand-new devotional book. Each reading sketches a scene from The Hobbit, relates it to a contemporary life situation you might experience yourself, and brings in the teaching of a relevant Bible story or verse.

Quick endorsement: I had high hopes when I asked for this book, and they were not disappointed. Some devotional books based on literature are far too preachy, and come across as boring. But some? Are perfect. This is one of those. Perfect for those of you who are avid Hobbit fans, it incorporates the story and the application seamlessly in an interesting manner. I definitely recommend it.

Link to review: http://austenitis.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-hobbit-devotional.html

3 comments:

Elizabeth L.W. said...

Oh! I've really been wanting to read this one! It was at my Christian books store before Christmas, and when I went back after Christmas it was gone. :-( I should try the library to see if they have it, because it looks like a really good book.

Charity U said...

Elizabeth, definitely one that I highly recommend! What a bummer that you weren't able to buy it... :( Hope your library has it!

Alyianna Baggins said...

This sounds pretty good! I should check it out. :)