Finding God in the Hobbit

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Most people know that J.R.R. Tolkien was Christian. When reading his books, however, it might be very easy to miss that fact. Unlike the works of his friend C.S. Lewis, Tolkien’s most popular works do not seem to connect so easily to the Bible. When carefully examined, though, Tolkien’s faith shines through in his work. That is why Jim Ware has written his book Finding God in the Hobbit. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are not an allegory for the Christian life and there isn’t Christ-like figure that can be clearly identified. So where is God to be found in Middle-Earth? Continue reading