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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.

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Cosa pensano gli ascoltatori di Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues

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  • Noelle Campbell
  • 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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  • Katherine H
  • 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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  • Imjetta
  • 02/11/2020

Great, but...

The content is excellent; the reader is excellent, but for some reason the reader included every reference to a footnote and it was extremely distracting.

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  • Curt Brackenrich
  • 19/10/2020

For LOTR fans

When you just can't get enough JRR tolkien, this is an excellent dive into his motivations, and a very good overview of the story, the characters, the friendships, etc. For those who worry it's overtly religious, it's not. Tolkien was a devout Catholic, and that does come through, but this is not a very preachy book in that way. It's a relaxing short listen, I enjoyed it immensely.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14/10/2020

Good book made unoriginal by Christianity only ref

I was hoping that this book was more sophisticated when it referred to spirituality. The literal references to Christianity were obvious and I was hoping to see other spiritual paths / philosophies applied

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  • Ben J.
  • 05/09/2020

Wow

I actually found myself getting choked up while listening to this. This is not normal for me, but I guess this is the power of the virtues within The Lord of the Rings.

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  • B. Rickman
  • 10/07/2019

Lessons Learned

The virtues are WHY The Lord Of The Rings trilogy is so very much loved in the western world.