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Monday, November 05, 2012

A Year With G.K. Chesterton

I have recently begun reading some of the writings of GK Chesterton and everything I have read has struck a particular chord with me. I could each time sense the presence of the Holy Spirit in his work. This devotional is no different.

I really enjoy when there are many elements to a work. In this book there are writings, poetry, excerpts, scripture, and history. It reminded me much of how the Bible is put together. There are many different aspects to engage all of your mental senses. The words are rich with life.

You will want to indulge yourself in this book. It's the kind of thing that allows you to process and exchange grief and confusion with vibrant joy and depth of knowledge. I cannot think of any other way to describe it to you besides "a humble depth." You must read for yourself to see why George Bernard Shaw called G. K. a colossal genius.

"This world of ours has some purp
ose; and if there is a purpose, there is a Person. I had always felt life first as a story: and if there is a story, there is a Storyteller."-G. K. Chesterton

This book was graciously provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

2 comments:

Carol Weeks said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I put it on my Kindle wish list...

Stephanie Cherry said...

Thank you for the comment, Carol.