Hobbit Club Recipes & Links

These links and resources are a support to our “Building A Hobbit Club” series. July & August: The Hobbit Lake Town Cram: check out this interesting discussion Beorn’s Honey Cakes Bilbo’s Tea Cake September – Bilbo’s Journey by Joseph Pearce I have a review of Bilbo’s Journey – coming soon October – The Fellowship of the Ring,…

Hobbit Club Discussion Questions

Hobbit Club Discussion Questions (July & August) The Hobbit Tolkien, a master of words, uses the word ‘burglar’ to describe Bilbo. What does that mean? How are Bilbo and Gollum alike? How is Beorn like Lewis’s Aslan? Isn’t it interesting that after their stay with Beorn, Gandalf tells the party that he will be leaving…

Building A Hobbit Club

In the Spring of 2018, almost 2 dozen hobbits from a variety of parishes and walks of life came together to begin a monthly book club adventure into Middle Earth. We continue to meet and each month we discuss the literature as well as the Catholic themes we see. At our gatherings, we pray, laugh,…

The Catholic Table

I want to tell you about a book I am reading, The Catholic Table, by Emily Stimpson Chapman. This book is fortifying me in an interesting way right now. I have really loathed my body this year. It is rare for me to mention that out loud. Typically I don’t talk about my body or…

Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls

Darn it. Double darn. Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls by Raymond Arroyo has me so frustrated! So much creativity. Such an interesting concept. Such a great infusion of Catholic traditions into the spiritually diverse genre of fantasy. Such a great opportunity to do what N.D. Wilson does so brilliantly: reveal how all good…

In The Realm of Mist and Mercy

One of my favorite couples in the world had a baby last week. Holding their sweet newly-minted little princesses in my arms I was struck, again, by how sacred the task of parenting is. At the birth of a child, a tender immortal soul is entrusted into our love and care so that we may…