Catholic Messages You Can Find in The Hobbit

Since Peter Jackson’s version of The Hobbit is now out in theaters I figured I would remind everybody that J.R.R. Tolkien was devout Catholic. Tolkien has always been remembered as such, and repeatedly told people that his books namely the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy are chocked full of Catholic morals and lessons. I’ve always been a big fan of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, and also find Tolkien’s devotion to his religion to be inspiring.

I came across a post this week titled, “5 Ways to Watch the Hobbit like a Catholic”, and thought to myself that it seemed like a cool concept. The post is awesome! It draws comparisons between different aspects of the Hobbit and lessons that Catholics should hopefully find familiar. This guide is pretty cool to somebody who read the book, however it would also make for a great read after seeing the movie. It really helps tie everything together, and clarifies the message Tolkien tried to send in his work.