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"The mistake that Uncle Andrew made was not because he believed that wealth could be brought back from Narnia. His mistake was in refusing to bring back the right kind of wealth -- it is wisdom we need, not more steel and battleships. Louis Markos has remedied that problem, importing a great of wisdom from Narnia, and Middle Earth as well, with plenty to spare. I am happy to recommend On the Shoulders of Hobbits."
Douglas Wilson, author of What I Learned in Narnia
"Thoughtful, helpful, insightful, On the Shoulders of Hobbits reminds us just how much is to be gained by standing on the shoulders of Tolkien and Lewis, those Christian literary giants."
Michael Ward, Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis
"A book that richly celebrates the place of story in our lives-even as it invites us to walk the road with, and glean life lessons from, some of J.R.R. Tolkien's finest characters."
Kevin Belmonte, editor of A Year with G.K. Chesterton, and lead historical consultant for the film, Amazing Grace.
"Louis Markos' thoughtful exploration of virtue through the writings of JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, and young people seeking models and guides for living a life shaped by, and infused with, the richness of Christian virtues."
Holly Ordway, Houston Baptist University and author of Not God's Type
Classical virtue has been lost.
Courage, valor, trust, and friendship seem to be things of the past, of a different age and era. But is that because we have simply forgotten how to see them and learn them?
There was a time when virtue and vice were learned not through mere lessons and propositions but through stories. Real life truth and goodness was communicated powerfully through fantastical fiction. Louis Markos takes us back to that day and that reality.
Through the iconic works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis we are reintroduced to classic virtues, both good and bad. Markos shows the reader how powerful stories and their characters act as teachers and examples of what to be and not to be in real life.
Rediscover the power of stories and the importance of virtue through this beautiful work.
Thanks to Dr. Marcos.
On the Shoulders of Hobbit is a good read. He reminds us of those most important qualities of our characters in very pleasing ways. Read more
I was loving the insight Markos was providing until I got to page 94 when he clearly exhibits a bias against catholics implying they have an aversion to hierarchy when the very... Read morePublished 1 month ago by WritersSecret
In <i>On the Shoulders of Hobbits</i>, English Professor Louis Markos highlights some of the many "life lessons" that can be learned through two of literature's most... Read morePublished 2 months ago by The Artist Librarian
What an amazing book! I wasn't sure what to expect when I purchased it, since I was mainly looking to fill the free shipping requirement. Boy, am I glad that I got it, though. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Celtic Mustang
At times Markos seems to be pointing out the obvious, but its analysis on the nature of evil, love, mercy, and wisdom is very insightful. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JP
On the Shoulders of Hobbits was an unusual book for me to request for a review. Why? For all of my reading, I've never completely read the Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andrew and Jenny B.
C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.
There are so many books written about these men and their work, and I own a selection myself: "The A to Z of C. S. Read more
Very great reading just wish it were longer. left me wanting to read more. when I downloaded it I thought that it was a complete copy.Published 7 months ago by Deborah McRae