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On the Shoulders of Hobbits - The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis

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On the Shoulders of Hobbits

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On the Shoulders of Hobbits
The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis
Louis Markos
Foreword by Peter Kreeft

The world of J. R. R. Tolkien is filled with strange creatures, elaborately crafted lore, ancient tongues, and magic that exists only in fantasy; yet the lessons taught by hobbits and wizards speak powerfully and practically to our real lives. Courage, valor, trust, pride, greed, and jealousy--these are not fictional virtues. This is the stuff of real life, the Christian life. Professor and author Louis Markos takes us on the road with Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, with looks at selected classic works of literature as well, to show how great stories bring us so much more than entertainment. They inspire and convict, imparting truth in unforgettable ways.

Rediscover the virtue of great storytelling and the power of fantasy to transform our reality.



 


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ISBN: 0802443
9780802443199
234
8 1/2"  (21.5 cm) x 5 1/2"  (13.9 cm)
More Moody Publishers Gifts
2012

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This item received 5 stars overall. The Power of Stories and the Importance of Virtue

Western civilization has lost more than those laws, creeds, and doctrines on which it was built; it has lost as well the sacred drama that gave flesh and bone to those "naked" credal statements. We need the truth, but we also need to know how to live in and through and by that truth.

 

What we need, in short, are stories.

Louis Markos begins with the idea that in the past stories weren't only told for children's entertainment and instruction, but for that of adults as well. We've lost not only that idea b Full Review...

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