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 1 by Joseph LoconteA 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 1 by Joseph Loconte

A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, And A Great War: How J.r.r. Tolkien And C.s. Lewis Rediscovered Faith…

byJoseph Loconte

Paperback | February 7, 2017

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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—now in paperback.

The First World War laid waste to a continent and permanently altered the political and religious landscape of the West. For a generation of men and women, it brought the end of innocence—and the end of faith. Yet for J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, 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. Had there been no Great War, there would have been noHobbit, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and perhaps no conversion to Christianity by C. S. Lewis.

Unlike a generation of young writers who lost faith in the God of the Bible, 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.

Joseph Loconte is a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Politics at The King’s College in New York City, where he teaches Western Civilization and U.S. foreign policy and writes widely about the importance of religious freedom in strengthening democracy, human rights, and civil society.  
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Title:A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, And A Great War: How J.r.r. Tolkien And C.s. Lewis Rediscovered Faith…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.4 × 5.5 × 0.72 inShipping dimensions:8.4 × 5.5 × 0.72 inPublished:February 7, 2017Publisher:Thomas NelsonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0718091450

ISBN - 13:9780718091453

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not what I was expecting This book was much more biographical than I expected - while I was anticipating a more captivating, narrative style it ended up being more on the fact-based, academic spectrum. That being said, that was my blind assumption, and not the fault of the author... The book itself is informative, and to be fair, it IS interesting, but more as a result of the content than the actual style. If you are a fan of Lewis and Tolkien, it offers some cool insight into their life, so I would recommend reading it, but do be aware that it won't necessarily be "entertaining", per se.
Date published: 2017-01-02