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 1914-1918

Written by:
Joseph Loconte
Narrated by:
Dave Hoffman

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
5
Narrator
2
Release Date
June 2015
Duration
6 hours 38 minutes
Summary
Had there been no Great War, there would have been no Hobbit, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia—perhaps even no conversion to Christianity by C.S. Lewis.

Discover the untold story of how the First World War shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis in A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph Loconte. This thought-provoking book delves into the profound impact of World War I on J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, illuminating how the horrors of the Western Front shaped their faith and the timeless tales of Middle-earth and Narnia.

Witness how the Great War not only tested their faith but also ignited their remarkable Christian imaginations. Unlike many of their contemporaries who lost faith amidst the chaos, Tolkien and Lewis used their experiences to infuse their epic stories with themes of guilt and grace, sorrow and consolation. Their works offered a beacon of hope in a world scarred by doubt and disillusionment.

In A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War you will:

Learn how World War I uniquely shaped the lives, faith, and writing of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
Gain a deeper understanding of how the Great War influenced some of the most beloved literary works ever created.
Benefit from historian Joseph Loconte’s profound knowledge and passion for the works of Tolkien and Lewis.

 

Don't miss this opportunity to explore the fascinating intersection of history, faith, and literature. Read A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War today and embark on a journey that will deepen your appreciation for these literary giants and their extraordinary legacy.
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Claudia McGown

What an amazing book! Loved learning more about WWI and about the beautiful bond between 2 of my favorite writers! Highly recommend this book!

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Ronny Just

Brilliant. The last chapter will deepen every friendship you have.

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