A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War

How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-18
Author(s): Joseph Loconte
Original Publish Date: Jun 30, 2015
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Product Number: Z100118258
Released: Jul 05, 2016
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ISBN: #9780718079383
Narrator/s: Dave Hoffman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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The untold story of how the First World War shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. Had there been no Great War, there would have been no Hobbit, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and perhaps no conversion to Christianity by C. S. Lewis. The First World War laid waste to a continent and brought about the end of innocence—and the end of faith. Unlike a generation of young writers who lost faith in the God of the Bible, however, J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis found that the Great War deepened their spiritual quest. Both men served as soldiers on the Western Front, survived the trenches, and used the experience of that conflict to ignite their Christian imagination. Tolkien and Lewis produced epic stories infused with the themes of guilt and grace, sorrow and consolation. Giving an unabashedly Christian vision of hope in a world tortured by doubt and disillusionment, the two writers created works that changed the course of literature and shaped the faith of millions. This is the first book to explore their work in light of the spiritual crisis sparked by the conflict.


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A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War
Product Number: BX00061711
Product Number:BN8150
Product Number:Z100118258

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Author(s): Joseph Loconte
Narrator(s): Dave Hoffman
Product Number BN8150
Released: Sep 22, 2015
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Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781491597651
Author(s): Joseph Loconte
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Released: Jun 30, 2015
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Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: #9780718021771

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