Is The Hobbit OK for My Kids?
Bilbo and battling burglars
“The best aspect of fantasy books and films like The Hobbit,” says Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, “is how they echo God's work of redemption – even when they don't intend to do so. They admit the reality of a cosmos that groans for that moment when evil is defeated and the fallen are redeemed. They hinge on a sacrificial hero who becomes a substitute for unworthy creatures. They reveal an inescapable awareness of our need for a Savior.”