52 Little Lessons


Les Misérables

52 Little Lessons

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 Misérables.

In 52 Little Lessons from Les Misérables, 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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About the Author

Bob Welch is the author of 17 books, an award-winning columnist, a speaker, and an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

He has won dozens of journalism honors, including the Seattle Times C.B. Blethen Award for Distinguished Feature Writing and the National Society of Newspaper Columnist's best-writing award.

His articles have been published in inspirational books, including the popular "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series and magazines such as Reader's Digest, Sports Illustrated, Runner's World, and Focus on the Family.

Welch speaks nationwide and is the founder and director of the Beachside Writers Workshop in Yachats, Oregon. He and his wife Sally have two grown sons.

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