Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues

  • by Mark Eddy Smith
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Lord of the Rings offers us essential lessons in living. Here we discover ordinary virtues like generosity, pity, and hospitality. We meet extraordinary people like Bilbo, Gandalf, Tom Bombadil, and Glorfindel. We learn about the roots of destruction in pride and betrayal, and we find the ingredients for success, such as community and sacrifice.Each of us, even the most simple, is called to a journey. We may be asked to leave behind everything we have grown dependent on. And when this is the case, the tale of Frodo and his friends offers hope that we will be given the strength and the help we need to overcome every obstacle and defeat every foe. This book is meant to help you find the way.

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What the Critics Say

"Writing in graceful, easy prose, Smith invites us to admire Tolkien not only for the epic scope of his imagination but also for the depth of his spiritual insight." (David C. Downing, professor of English, Elizabethtown College)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-11-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.