Walking with Bilbo: A Devotional Adventure through the Hobbit
The author of Walking with Frodo takes readers on an adventure of faith with this devotional that relates themes from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit to living the Christian life. Unlike the fateful quest Frodo was asked to carry out, Bilbo's journey came as an unexpected adventure. Readers will be reminded that God chooses us to be unlikely heroes in the adventure of life.
This devotional is intended to span 22 days, which doesn't sound like much, but it packs a wollop in those days. Arthur draws from The Hobbit as a starting point and manages to include Scripture, real life examples and thought provoking questions that will cause you to really reflect on your relationship with Jesus.
While having read The Hobbit will make this a much more enjoyable devotional, it isn't really absolutely necessary. The devotions simply take a scene or event in the story and use it as a starting point to reveal a Biblical truth, from the fact that we are chosen and selected by God, to the importance of honesty, to the fact that God never leaves us stranded, and what it takes to find our true identity.
This would be great to include with The Hobbit when gift giving, and it is also a great book to add to your own library. Thanks to Tyndale for the opportunity to review it!
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