Book Review: 52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables
by Bob Welch

Whether on stage, page, or screen, few stories engage the heart quite the way Les Miserables does. From the agony of Fantine's sorrow to the beauty of Jean Valjean's broken spirit it is a story that reminds us only love can overcome the devastation of life's suffering. In 52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables author Bob Welch illuminates the spiritual themes woven throughout Victor Hugo's magnificent story of anguish, mercy, suffering, and forgiveness in the face of adversity. 

Through this collection of insights we remember Jean Valjean's transformation, the bishop's compassion and the redemption that flows from it. We are reminded that even the coldest heart can thaw and that mercy can transform us all from the worst to the best versions of ourselves. Through the individual plights of the bishop, Valjean, Fanzine, Cosette, Javert, Marious, and Eponine, Welch reminds us that Christlike love, at its purest restore us all in beautiful ways. 

I'll admit I never really read, or watched Les Miserables, but I'm always curious about what you can learn from stories so I was interested in this book. Each lesson is in the form of a small chapter, and is very easy to follow. 

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