This post expresses very well the exact things I find incredibly appealing about G.K. Chesterton’s writing style. If you have never read anything by him, consider doing so. If you are interested in apologetics, I’d recommend starting with Orthodoxy, as it is beautifully written, extremely applicable, and short. If you are interested in fiction, I’ve heard the Father Brown stories are wonderful.
Have you ever read an author from the distant past whom you felt was responding to your news headlines and fighting your present-day battles? Most likely not. Have you ever read an author who transported you out of your own present situation only to bring you back with the realization that they had given you more than just a couple hours of escape; they had actually said something that you think could influence the course of people’s lives today? The list of such authors is very small, but one who has and continues to have such an impact is G.K. Chesterton. Gilbert Keith to be exact. When did British authors begin using initials?
If you have been enriched by C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and even J.K. Rowling, you have been influenced and enriched by G.K. Chesterton. He is one of the most engaging, witty and insightful writers of…
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