I absolutely love classical literature and musicals. In fact, I’m more apt to read a book written in the 1800s than read one that was written more recently. I have my exceptions here and there, but for the most part, I really enjoy older books. I also love music and musicals (Broadway show tunes are amongst my favorites to sing aloud) so the musical Les Miserables (based on the book by Victor Hugo) is one of my absolute favorites. I love the music and the story behind it as well.
So, when I saw that there was an inspirational book based on Les Miserables, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to read it.
Author Bob Welch offers 52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables – a collection of spiritual themes woven throughout the timeless story from Victor Hugo. And I’ll admit, up until this point, I hadn’t considered Les Miserables from a spiritual perspective, merely looking enjoying the book (and the musical) for what they were worth. Now, I’ll look at the book in an entirely new light, having found a different way of looking at the book thanks to Bob Welch. Each lesson comprises a short chapter, two to three pages beginning with the lesson itself, and a quote either from the book or from Victor Hugo. The context of the lesson is then explained by using text from Les Miserables and illuminated with insight from Bob Welch.
This unique take on Les Miserables adds to an already life changing book, adding on an element of spirituality and reminding us that Christ is everywhere if we just look.
I don’t have many complaints about this book, only that I wish it were longer. I did very much enjoy 52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables and would recommend it to any fan of the book or the musical. I think that this book is appropriate for anyone looking to add a bit of spirituality and Christ back into their lives.
* Just Another Mom received a complimentary copy of this book via Booklook Bloggers. This did not sway my opinion and I have provided a 100% honest review.