Book Review: The Quotable Chesterton

The Quotable Chesterton

The Quotable Chesterton The Wit and Wisdom of G.K. Chesterton
By Kevin Belmonte

Published by Thomas Nelson

Book Description

The Quotable Chesterton is a comprehensive, accessible survey of Chesterton’s greatest ideas and writings.

With more than 850 passages showcasing his brilliance and masterful writing style, it covers topics from Academia to Painting, Politics to Architecture, Jane Austen to John Bunyan, Jesus to Fairy Tales.

Fans and first-time readers of Chesterton will discover topics that dominated thought and life throughout the 20th century and have influenced our own time . . . all from the view of a man the New York Times hailed as a “brilliant English essayist” and who George Bernard Shaw called a “colossal genius.”

Chesterton created a bulwark in his own day to defend Christian faith and assert a Christian view throughout culture. As readers encounter the breadth of his genius, they will find compelling reasons to emulate his unceasing fight for truth and beauty.

My Review: 

The Quotable Chesterton is an amazing compilation of articles (quotes) by G K Chesterton, an English writer and literary critic that were published in the early 1900’s. I am a first-time reader and have come away with a deep respect for an extremely intelligent man who was a brilliant word-crafter.

You’ll find his quotes, and many of my favorites, covering a vast amount of topics such as Charity, Eternity, Greatness, Marriage, and Music; just to name a few since Chesterton covers many passages from Politics to Fairy Tales.

What has impressed me the most in reading his book of quotes is understanding Chesterton’s stand on defending the Christian faith and sharing his perspective and take on so many things that were so relevant to the 20th century.

I found Chesterton to be a great poet and a good one at that. Indeed, his writings are a blessing to mankind. He wrote, “ If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey towards the stars.”

I can see why Chesterton ‘s book The Everlasting Man contributed to C.S. Lewis’ conversion. Now I am a Chesterton fan. This is a great book, The Quotable Chesterton. ***** stars!

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