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Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first in a trilogy that follows the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), a Hobbit who joins Gandalf the Wizard (Ian McKellen) and a group of Dwarves on a dangerous quest to reclaim a stolen treasure.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Bilbo Baggins is very reluctant to join the dwarves on their adventure. What are his reasons for not wanting to go? Have you ever passed up an opportunity that you lived to regret afterward? How can we determine if our reasons for not wanting to do something risky are justified?

What are some historical examples of one group of people agreeing to help another in a time of need? How can we offer this same assistance in our everyday lives?

Learn more about J.R.R. Tolkien and his novels that ignited the world’s imagination here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien

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