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Bilbo's Journey

Discovering the Hidden Meaning in the Hobbit

Author(s): Joseph Pearce

ISBN13: 9781618900586

ISBN10: 1618900587

Publisher: Saint Benedict Press (23 Nov 2012)

Extent: 120 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 21.3 x 14 x 1 cm

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  • Discover the Christian meaning in The Hobbit!

    In Bilbos Journey go beyond the dragons, dwarves, and elves, and discover the surprisingly deep meaning of J.R.R. Tolkiens classic novel The Hobbit. 

    Bilbos quest to find and slay the dragon Smaug is a riveting tale of daring and heroism, but as renowned Tolkien scholar Joseph Pearce shows, it is not simply Bilbos journey, it is our journey too. 

    It is the Christian journey of self-sacrifice out of love for others, and abandonment to providence and grace. 

    In Bilbos Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning of The Hobbit you will relive the excitement of Tolkiens classic tale, while discovering the profound Christian meaning that makes The Hobbit a truly timeless adventure.

  • Joseph Pearce


    Joseph Pearce is Writer in Residence and Visiting Fellow at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, NH. He is a renowned biographer whose books include Candles in the Dark: The Authorized Biography of Fr. Ho Lung, Missionaries of the Poor (Saint Benedict Press, 2012); Through Shakespeare s Eyes: Seeing the Catholic Presence in the Plays (Ignatius Press, 2010); and Tolkien: Man and Myth, a Literary Life (HarperCollins, 1998). He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Higher Education from Thomas More College for the Liberal Arts and the Pollock Award for Christian Biography. He is co-editor of the St. Austin Review, editor-in-Chief of Ignatius Press Critical Editions, and editor-in-Chief of Sapientia Press.


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