Joe Carter contributes articles of various subjects for The Gospel Coalition. Today’s piece is a good refresher of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit before tomorrow’s theatrical release of Peter Jackson’s second movie. For whatever the reason, Jackson decided to develop three feature length movies from one 300 page novel. I still don’t understand that decision as the first movie suffered for it, but I digress. The main point is that I’m a huge fan of all things Middle Earth. It warms my heart to see those within The Gospel Coalition embracing a similar sentiment. If you’re like me and you can’t wait to see Jackson’s next entry, then dive into this piece from The Gospel Coalition. It’ll whet your appetite for the main course like a good appetizer was meant to do.