Enjoy this free preview of Hobbit Lessons: A Map for Life's Unexpected Journeys, by Devin Brown. The book releases nationwide October 2013 but you can preview it now for free! Millions of fans worldwide have been attracted to the Hobbit for its unique combination of high adventure and profound truths. Tapping the excitement around the highly-anticipated second installment of the Hobbit movie trilogy (in theatres December 2013), Tolkien-scholar, Devin Brown, now presents a fast-paced and easy-to-follow presentation of timeless spiritual messages to help navigate your spiritual journey. Peppered with illustrations throughout, Hobbit Lessons offers troll-sized portions of relevance and regular nuggets of good Hobbit sense. The result is a collection of tangible bites of wisdom that are not only deeply moving but also great fun. These lessons on joy, friendship, dedication, sacrifice, and more will appeal to Hobbit fans, parents, teachers, librarians, youth pastors, graduatesand anyone looking for a creative way to explore timeless life lessons and important values of faith. Chapter titles include: When Adventure Comes Knocking, Let It In (Despite the Fact It May Make You Late for Dinner) Live Courageously (Even ifEspecially ifPart of You Says Not To) Be Fond of Waistcoats, Second Breakfasts, Pocket Handkerchiefs, and Four OClock Tea (But Dont Let Them Become Too Precious) Have your Friends Backs (Someone Has Yours) BewareNot All That Glitters Is Gold (And Even Gold Is Not the Treasure You Think) RememberNot All That Is Gold Glitters (In Fact, Lifes Real Treasures Are Quite Ordinary Looking) Recognize You Are Only a Little Fellow in a Wide World (But Still an Important Part of a Larger Story) Find the Enchantment All Around You (Even if You Are Not a Wizard)
Devin Brown is a Lilly Scholar and a Professor of English at Asbury University where he teaches a class on Lewis and Tolkien. He is the author of The Christian World of the Hobbit and Hobbit Lessons, both published by Abingdon Press. He has spoken at Lewis and Tolkien conferences in the UK and the U.S. Devin has published numerous essays on Lewis and Tolkien, including those written for CSLewis.com, ChristianityToday.com, SamaritansPurse.org, and BeliefNet.com. Devin earned a PhD at the University of South Carolina and currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.