By Bob Welch
Gold Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts fifty two nuggets of Bible-based knowledge from essentially the most well known novels, musicals, and flicks of all time: Les Misérables.
In 52 Little classes from Les Misérables, Bob Welch walks readers via Hugo's masterpiece, extracting dozens of uniquely non secular reflections from this enduring portrait of poverty, social injustice, mercy, and redemption. Welch reminds us that Jean Valjean's existence presents the truest instance of why true love is located within the grittiest areas, and that hearts are made entire underneath the overwhelm of mercy. most vital, notwithstanding, Welch retains returning to the intersections of religion and truth all through Hugo's writing—those locations the place mercy turns into an inroad to the guts, and the place love is barely actually obtained while it truly is given with no .
Discover back why life's goal is located no longer in getting to own wishes and wishes, yet in responding to the hearts of...
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For others, the story is new. So, to begin, let us beg the pardon of the French-reading nieces of the world and offer a fast-forward version of the story. Why do so? Because context matters. Building the scaffolding of a story helps us understand the nooks and crannies within. Knowing a little prepares us to know more. And knowing more helps us discover deeper truths. So we begin: It is October 1812 in the south of France. Jean Valjean, a former tree pruner with uncommon physical strength, is released from prison after serving nineteen years—five for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s family, and another fourteen for frequent attempts to escape.
Marius and Cosette meet when Valjean visits the apparently needy neighbors of Marius, who turn out to be the Thénardiers. In an extortion scam, they plan to have Valjean robbed by cohorts. Marius alerts Javert, the local police inspector, to foil the plot, and Valjean escapes before Javert can identify him. Meanwhile, Marius joins a band of student radicals who fuel a political uprising against the French royalist government. When the Thénardiers’ daughter, Éponine, helps Marius meet Cosette, Valjean feels further threatened.
Insecure. Arrogant. ”3 A way to believe she is loved. A way to feel secure. A way to compensate for all she has never been given. Alas, Tholomyès sees her as nothing more than a play toy. After two years, he, along with three friends courting friends of Fantine’s, concocts a cruel surprise for the four women. The young men are being summoned by their parents to return home.
52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables by Bob Welch