G.K.Chesterton (1874-1936), was one of the great Catholic writers of the twentieth century. He brought a distinctive Catholic perspective to scores of books and articles - even to the genre of detective novels in the famous Father Brown mysteries. As this collection shows, Chestertons writing contains a spiritual dimension. In his ability to combine matters of great seriousness with great humour the contours of his distinctive and "paradoxical" spirituality emerge.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English journalist, poet, biographer, historian, debater, radio personality, and novelist. One of the literary giants of the twentieth century, Chesterton constantly participated in public life, debating George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells, and maintaining on-going witty arguments with leading journalists and critics of his time. He is the author of more than 100 books on a wide variety of subjects; he is best known for his much-loved Father Brown series of detective stories and this apologetic classic.
William Griffin is the author and editor of works on C.S. Lewis, Fulton Sheen, and many other topics. A former religion editor for Publisher’s Weekly, he lives in Alexandria Louisiana.
A delightful re-packaging of Chesterton for today's reader.
- Date Ahlquist, President, American Chesterton Society
I celebrate any book that reintroduces G. K. Chesterton, and this smorgasbord of his writings should awaken the reader’s taste buds.
- Philip Yancey
Some writers need to he defended against dismissive critics Chesterton urgently needs to be rescued from uncritical admirers. William Griffin has done just that in a book that will entertain, instruct, and provoke longtime readers of OKC as well as newcomers.
- John Wilson, editor, Books & Culture
This volume is a wonderful way into Chesterton's thought.
- Marjorie Lamp Mead, Wheaton College