* Brave Bilbo Baggins, wise Gandalf, deceitful Gollum, the sly dragon Smaug . . . Tolkien's intriguing characters leap off the pages of The Hobbit. But in what ways was his narrative influenced by his Christian beliefs? In this fascinating guide, Brown uncovers key elements to help you understand how Tolkien's nuanced faith is 'absorbed into the story.' 192 pages, softcover from Abingdon.