The Lord of the Rings
Why this book?
I love how this book, though in a fantasy setting, represents many deep truths both about us as humans and our relationship with God. For instance, one of the most poignant moments for me is when Sam tells Frodo, “I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you.” I’ve experienced that on both ends—many times. We are here both to lift others and to be lifted. And though God doesn’t take away my burdens, He helps me bear them. This is just one of many beautiful truths represented in The Lord of the Rings.