On the Shoulders of Hobbits by Louis Markos
The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis

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The world of J. R. R. Tolkien is filled with strange creatures, elaborately
crafted lore, ancient tongues, and magic that exists only in fantasy; yet the lessons
taught by hobbits and wizards speak powerfully and practically to our real lives.
Courage, valor, trust, pride, greed, and jealousy--these are not fictional virtues.
This is the stuff of real life, the Christian life. Professor and author Louis Markos
takes us on the road with Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, with looks at selected classic
works of literature as well, to show how great stories bring us so much more than
entertainment. They inspire and convict, imparting truth in unforgettable ways.

the virtue of great storytelling and the power of fantasy to transform our reality.


About Louis Markos

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LOUIS MARKOS, is a professor in English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University and holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. Dr. Markos is a respected and widly requested speaker on C. S. Lewis, Tolkien, and Christian worldview as well as the arts, education, the new age, apologetics and, ancient Greece and Rome. He is the author of several books and numerous lectures and articles. Dr. Markos lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife Donna, his son Alex, and his daughter Stacey.
Published September 14, 2012 by Moody Publishers. 235 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Just so we would be better able to combine hatred for sin with love for the sinner if we thought of homosexuals not as gays and lesbians but as men and women made in the image of God who are struggling with a gay or lesbian orientation.

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