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The Lord of the Rings offers us essential lessons in living. Here we discover ordinary virtues like generosity, pity, and hospitality. We meet extraordinary people like Bilbo, Gandalf, Tom Bombadil, and Glorfindel. We learn about the roots of destruction in pride and betrayal, and we find the ingredients for success, such as community and sacrifice.

Each of us, even the most simple, is called to a journey. We may be asked to leave behind everything we have grown dependent on. And when this is the case, the tale of Frodo and his friends offers hope that we will be given the strength and the help we need to overcome every obstacle and defeat every foe. This book is meant to help you find the way.

©2002 Mark Eddy Smith (P)2005 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Cosa pensano gli ascoltatori di Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues

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  • Noelle Campbell Sorensen
  • 05/01/2012

The most inspirational book I've ever read

I love the movies, but I've never been s big fan of the books, still I love the way this book is pout together. 100% inspirational. if you don't like Tolkien when you start this book, you probably will after and you'll find inspiration in his stories.

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  • jack hammer
  • 10/01/2010

Insightful

I thought that I had picked up most of the Christian references and insights into Tolkien's amazing works, but Mark Eddy Smith has given me a whole new dimension and insight not only into "Lord of the Rings" but also into my own faith. I thoroughly recommend it!

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  • vcastruc
  • 29/09/2015

Excellent for life's rough roads

If you appreciate J.R.R. Tolkien, or more importantly, the everyday life values he teaches in his works, you will love Eddy Smith's book. I listened to this book on the way to work during quite a rough patch, and it really helped my perspective on the day. Definitely recommend!!

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  • Sobek
  • 03/10/2018

Exceeded my expectations big time!!

This is the PERFECT companion for any Tolkien reader or movie fan! ITS LIKE ADDING EXTRA FROSTING TO YOUR CAKE! Just makes LOTR even better. You’ll wanna listen over and over to take in all the wisdom... Voice is just right too, reminds me of a Bilbo :)

DOWNSIDE: doesn’t cover the hobbit which would have been great.

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  • Joshua moore
  • 05/09/2016

Will not disappoint!

I feel well on my way to understanding Tolkien's mind, and after reading this. 10/10

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  • Bill Estes
  • 07/06/2021

thank you for the insights

thank you for the insides in the words of love that was found within the books

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  • William Sessions
  • 01/06/2021

Brought me to tears

A wonderful retelling of the LOTR through the lens of human and divine virtues. It is certainly an appreciation of Tolkien’s and CS Lewis’ view of Christianity as true myth. Above all, the author’s love of the story blazes intensely. The narrator never falters in a bravura reading.

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  • Matt
  • 29/05/2021

Great analysis

This is a great analysis of the series! My only complaint is that this is only a biblical analysis when there are other inspirations for the series. I wish that these other inspirations were explored as well! Great performance

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  • Harrison VanLeeuwen
  • 27/05/2021

A very fulfilling read. Well worth the time.

This book is full of great comparisons of scripture and Tolkein's universe. A good read. Well worth the short time it takes to read it.

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  • Amazon customer
  • 26/05/2021

Excellent observations

Well written. Well performed. Excellently comprised content. Only complaint is that, well, it’s too short!!

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  • Marion W.
  • 09/01/2021

Essential companion to LOTR

This is a wonderful book, clear and concise, a must for every fan of Tolkien’s masterpiece. Mark Eddie Smith explains and illuminates the key virtues that facilitate and ultimately accomplish the seemingly impossible mission of destroying the one ring.