Item description for Walking with Frodo: A Devotional Journey Through the Lord of the Rings by Sarah Arthur...
Overview Identifies parallels between the storylines in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Bible, demonstrating how young adults can learn Biblical virtues through the examples of twelve characters in the popular series. Original.
Publishers Description Tolkien's Lord of the Rings epic tale has long captivated readers with its parallels to biblical truth. And now, "Walking with Frodo" looks at the biblical themes found in the classic Lord of the Rings trilogy. The 18 devotions pair vices and virtues (deception vs. honesty, light vs. darkness, good vs. evil) displayed by characters in The Lord of the Rings and bring to light what the Bible has to say. A must-have for longtime and new series fans.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2003
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 0842385541 ISBN13 9780842385541
Availability 0 units.
More About Sarah Arthur
Sarah Arthur (MTS, Duke Divinity School) is a fun-loving speaker and the award-winning author or compiler of eleven books, including the best-selling Walking with Frodo: A Devotional Journey through "The Lord of the Rings" and At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time. She has written for such publications as Christianity Today, Her.meneutics, and Image Journal online, and has served as a fiction judge for the Christianity Today Book Awards. She lives in Lansing, Michigan. Visit her website at www.saraharthur.com. Erin F. Wasinger is a freelance writer, speaker, and journalist, having worked as a newspaper editor and columnist before moving to Lansing, Michigan. A voracious reader as well as a storyteller and lay theologian, she writes at www.erinwasinger.com.
Reviews - What do customers think about Walking With Frodo?
Thank You Sarah Jul 29, 2006
Sarah Arthur has become one of my favorite authors with her two devotionals based on the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. Walking with Frodo, was a tremendous help to me, when I read it I was very angry with a lot of people for a lot of reasons, but as I read it I began to lose my anger, and feel free from that burden. This book helped change my life, and it can do the same for you. The two best ones from my point of view were the devotions writen about Sam and Aragorn. It's a must for any Tolkien fan.
Doesn't always hold up... Aug 25, 2005
This is a very enjoyable devotional book, or just a book to sit down with on a rainy day. I didn't really get much out of it, though, either about Lord of the Rings or Christianity. Some of the "parallels" the author draws between characters in LotR and real life are flimsy and don't make much sense--she compares Faramir, for example, to someone you see at a party one night, having a great old time, and leading a Bible study the next. Huh? It maybe could have benefited from some more in-depth looks at certain things.
But it's good, especially for Lord of the Rings-obsessed Christians.
Walking With Frodo- a teenager's review Nov 9, 2004
I got this book just because I like Lord of the Rings and I thought it sounded cool. I never knew how good it would really be! The author does a really good job of getting into the character's minds and motives and applying their situations and choices to real-life situations. This book was written for high school and college students, but I would reccomend it to adults too. How much spiritual truth can you learn from a pop culture phenomenon? You will be very surprised!
Excellent and make a place on your keeper shelf! Aug 26, 2004
You don't have to be a LOTR fan to enjoy this book. This book can appeal and speak to teenagers and adults alike. In fact, I recommend it for everyone! Sarah Arthur does of marvelous job of using the lush backdrop of Tolkien's fairy tale to speak truth of character from a Christ-like perspective with scriptures as support. It's an easy read, yet deep - leading to thought provoking questions for discussions at the end of each chapter. I love the chapter on Integrity! Hats off and well done Sarah Arthur - truth in character without ever sounding trite!
Terrific novel... Aug 6, 2004
**** For decades, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and all things Middle Earth have captured the hearts and imaginations of young and old alike. Despite J.R.R. Tolkien's insistance that it was not an allegory, millions of Christians see the greatest story ever told just beneath the surface, as if runic words inscribed its pages. Whether or not you read that into this modern mythos, it can not be denied that Aragorn, Gandalf, and the rest of the Fellowship captured the meaning of virtue in their lives. From wisdom to loyalty to graciousness, they were examples of what we should be. Likewise, in Denethor, Grima, Sauron, etc, we see what we should strive not to be. In this book, the author takes these traits two by two, the good and the evil, and shows us how it played out in Middle Earth, in the Bible, and how to carry it into life. Given the popularity of this saga, it works with great efficiency. It would be a wonderful cross generational Bible study, especially since she takes the time to clue readers in on the teen jargon's meaning. For that alone, parents should invest in this book. It's a book designed to be read over several weeks, but you will have to exercise restraint not to sail through it in one sitting, so readable is it. ****