Monday, November 12, 2012

A Year with G. K. Chesterton

I doubt whether the best men ever would devote themselves to politics. The best men devote themselves to pigs and babies and things like that.
--G.K. Chesterton, A Miscellany of Men

I appreciate the works of G.K. Chesterton for his humor and wit. Even though his works are nearly a century old, they speak to the modern situation with vigor and joy. He inspired such authors as C.S. Lewis and Tolkien. Works such as Orthodoxy, Heretics and The Everlasting Man are apologetic classics that still speak truth to hearts and minds.

This book, by the author of The Quotable Chesterton and Defiant Joy, serves as a one-year introduction to the works of G.K. Chesterton  Each reading has a Bible verse and a passage from one of his books. Some of the days even include longer passages, labeled by origins.

My only problem with this book is that all the passages aren't labeled clearly. Sometimes I read a passage  and wanted more of it, but I didn't know where to look for it. But that's only a minor concern. The book is a wonderful introduction to Chesterton's works.

I received a free copy of this book from Booksneeze but was not obligated to write a positive review.

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