Ordinary virtues is indeed what you get not Biblical. Things like loyalty etc. are explored but I was hoping for more direct Bible references or overall concepts and was disappointed. Many books have goodness, loyalty, honesty etc. as underlying themes. I was hoping to finally answer my questions about the direct corelation that LOTR and the Bible might have. Did not find it here.
I already knew that The Lord of the Rings had many Christian connotations, but I never thought of them in the light that Mark Eddy Smith tells. It was totally awesome. I believe Mr. Smith not only understands The Lord of the Rings, but also the Lord Jesus Christ very well. A must read for all who appreciate Tolkien.