Book Review: ‘Walking With Frodo: A Devotional Journey Through the Lord of the Rings’ by Sarah Arthur

About The Book

Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings epic tale has long captivated readers with its parallels to biblical truth. And now,¬†Walking with Frodo¬†looks at the biblical themes found in the classic Lord of the Rings trilogy. The 18 devotions pair choices and characteristics (deception vs. honesty, light vs. darkness, good vs. evil) displayed by characters in The Lord of the Rings and bring to light what the Bible has to say. A must-have for longtime and new series fans.

About The Author

Sarah Arthur is a fun-loving speaker and the author of numerous books, including “A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time” (Zondervan/HarperCollins, Aug 2018). Sarah specializes in the intersection of faith and literature, particularly the role of imagination & narrative in spiritual formation. Her first books were the bestselling, award-winning youth devotionals “Walking with Frodo: A Devotional Journey through The Lord of the Rings” and “Walking with Bilbo: A Devotional Adventure through The Hobbit” (Tyndale), followed by various devotional memoirs (“The One Year Daily Grind,” “Mommy Time”). She also compiled and edited a series of literary guides to prayer with Paraclete Press (“At the Still Point,” “Light Upon Light,” etc.). Middle grade & YA fiction is her love language, so look for her novels in the near future!

My Rating: 4 Stars!

J.R.R. Tolkien was a devout Christian who truly wove his faith into his books, I believe. I see it all through them and the movies. We see the fight against darkness throughout the books and the light overcoming it. His characterizations are profound and never leave you once you’ve read them. I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan and these devotions are incredibly well written. This book will serve a devotion that begs to be read over and over again. This book is geared toward ages 9-12, but is still relevant for adults. Some great lessons here. Highly recommended.

Publisher: Tyndale House
Publication Date: November 1, 2003