52 Little Lessons from Les Misérables

52 Little Lessons From Les Miserables
By Bob Welch / Thomas Nelson

Gold Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts 52 nuggets of Bible-based wisdom from one of the most popular novels, musicals, and films of all time: Les Miserables.

In 52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables, Bob Welch walks readers through Hugo’s masterpiece, extracting dozens of uniquely spiritual reflections from this enduring portrait of poverty, social injustice, mercy, and redemption. Welch reminds us that Jean Valjean’s life provides the truest example of why real love is found in the grittiest places, and that hearts are made whole beneath the crush of mercy. Most important, though, Welch keeps returning to the intersections of faith and reality throughout Hugo’s writing – those places where mercy becomes an inroad to the heart, and where love is only truly received when it is given without condition.

Discover again why life’s purpose is found not in attending to personal needs and desires, but in responding to the hearts of others.

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52 Little Lessons from Les Misérables is a collection of lessons learned by events, behaviors, and characteristics of the characters within the Les Misérables story. Each lesson talked about relates to the reader’s life according to their current/past experiences and guides them towards the better choice and past based on the story’s characters. The lessons are all easy to understand. Not only do the lessons give a Biblical representation of the events from Les Misérables, but they also include Bible verses to support them. I found it all to be quite an enlightening package; Les Misérables story snippets, Biblical lessons, and Scripture verses.

I loved reading 52 Little Lessons from Les Misérables! I have seen the 1998 version of Les Misérables starring Liam Neeson and I loved it. This book was no disappointment, it proved to be a definite page-turner. I found great ideas and solutions to “every day” problems and experiences. There are quite a few lessons which I intend on putting into practice in my own life.

I highly recommend Les Misérables to all readers! I loved it!!!


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