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Bilbo’s Journey: The Hidden Meaning in the Hobbit

Format: Digital


In Bilbo’s Journey, go beyond the dragons, dwarves, and elves to discover the surprisingly deep meaning of J. R. R. Tolkien’s classic novel The Hobbit.

Bilbo’s quest to find and slay the dragon Smaug is a riveting tale of daring and heroism, but as renowned Tolkien scholar Joseph Pearce shows, it’s not simply Bilbo’s journey—it’s our journey too. It’s the Christian journey of self-sacrifice out of love for others and abandonment to providence and grace.

In Bilbo’s Journey, you will relive the excitement of Tolkien’s classic tale, while discovering the profound Christian meaning that makes The Hobbit a truly timeless adventure.

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Key Features

  • Discusses the Christian meaning in The Hobbit
  • Explores moral and anagogical applicability


  • Bilbo’s Pilgrimage
  • An Unexpected Parting
  • Trusting in “Luck”
  • The Cleverness of Orcs
  • Gollum and the Ring
  • Bilbo Comes of Age
  • The Return of the King
  • Above All Shadows Rides the Sun
  • Dragon Sickness
  • Dragon Pride Precedeth a Fall
  • Bilbo the Peacemaker
  • Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Product Details

  • Title: Bilbo’s Journey: The Hidden Meaning in the Hobbit
  • Author: Joseph Pearce
  • Publisher: St. Benedict Press
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 120

About Joseph Pearce

Joseph Pearce is a writer in residence and visiting fellow at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, NH. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate of higher education from Thomas More College for the Liberal Arts and the Pollock Award for Christian Biography. He is a coeditor of the St. Austin Review, editor-in-chief of Ignatius Press Critical Editions, and editor-in-chief of Sapientia Press. He is a renowned biographer whose books include Candles in the Dark: The Authorized Biography of Fr. Ho Lung and the Missionaries of the Poor, Through Shakespeare’s Eyes: Seeing the Catholic Presence in the Plays, and Tolkien: Man and Myth, a Literary Life.