Best Read Orthodoxy[ author ] G.K. Chesterton [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Orthodoxy Orthodoxy, widely regarded as one of the most important and unique works of Christian apologetics written in modern times, is one of the best known of G K Chesterton s 100 or so books It has profoundly impacted people as diverse as Chuck Colson, Larry Norman, C.S Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, Mark Batterson, Dorothy Sayers, and Phillip Yancey Chesterton appeals to a wide variety of people for a wide variety of reasons His fans include an eclectic mix of Protestants, Catholics, and Jews of Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians of students, professors and real people who work for a living. Read Orthodoxy – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. I bought it because I heard this quote recently A child kicks its legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged They always say, Do it again and the grown up person does it again until he is nearly dead For grown up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony But perhaps God is strong enough It is possible that God says every morning, D I bought it because I heard this quote recently A child kicks its legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged They always say, Do it again and the grown up person does it again until he is nearly dead For grown up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony But perhaps God is strong enough It is possible that G...

  2. It is with extreme reluctance that I condemn this work as worthless The person who recommended it to me is one whose opinion and learning I respect greatly.Chesterton seems to think although I m not entirely sure of anything in this book, inasmuch as the author refuses to write in anything but figurative language and metaphor In fact, the term mixed metaphor is an entirely inappropriate descriptor One would need to use exponents to keep track of the metaphors and smilies that he heaps upon It is with extreme reluctance that I condemn this work as worthless The person who recommended it to me is one whose opinion and learning I respect greatly.Chesterton seems to think although I m not entirely sure of anything in this book, inasmuch as the author refuses to write in anything but figurative language and metaphor In fact, the term mixed metaphor is an entirely inappropriate descriptor One would need to use exponents to keep track of the metaphors and smilies that he heaps upon one another in the attempt to explain his position that Christianity, has achieved some miraculous balance, solved some insolvable paradox Just what sort of para...

  3. I have to think of Chesterton as happy nitroglycerin This book sends your head up into the clouds while driving your feet deep into the earth It spins you dizzier than you ve ever been, yet makes you walk straighter than you ve ever walked Read this first in 2007, again in 2011.

  4. This is an absolute must for either Catholics or Protestants, as Chesterton addresses an aspect of mere Christianity it s profound and monumental common sensensicalness in a way that sparkles with wit, humor, and intellectual derring do.Incidentally, if you set yourself to reading it out loud, you ...

  5. imagine walking into a dangerous and violent bar with the biggest, baddest ufc champion ever to grace the octagon or walking into a house party with the hottest date ever or entering a church basketball tournament with an nba caliber ringer on your team i m guessing that s what it would have felt like to walk with gk chesterton into a room full of skeptics and post modern christian haters ok...

  6. And though St John the Evangelist saw many strange monsters in his vision, he saw no creature so wild as one of his own commentators It was natural, perhaps, that a modern Marxian Socialist should not know anything about free will The new scientific society definitely discourages men from thinking about death Mr McCabe thinks m...

  7. Superb Finished it again in January 2017.

  8. A complex work of great scope that I will need to read a fewtimes Chesterton uses metaphors to explain the meaning of his theses, and the reader must work to comprehend what they signify on different levels I find it amazing that this was first published in 1908 Its ideas refer to but are so independent fro...

  9. I learned that the Orthodoxy of the Catholic faith is what keeps it and the world sane It calls to us from our fairy tales while at the same time appealing to our logic.I also learned why so many people, like C.S Lewis, Scott Hahn, and J.R.R Tolkien have made reference to G.K Chesterton he is brilliant His mastery of the English language is second to none.The only difficulty of this book is that it may come off as high brow because it was written in the U.K and their English is diff I learned that the Orthodoxy of the Catholic faith is what keeps it and the world sane It calls to us from our fairy tales while at the same time appealing to our logic.I also learned why so many people,...

  10. I first read this in 1975 It was a life saver then Not sure how many times I have read it since, but Nancy and I just finished reading it aloud together May 2013 Fantastic, as always.