The Quotable Chesterton, A Book Review

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: If you are a fan of G. K. Chesterton (author of such fine works as The Man Who Was Thursday) then this book is for you. G.K. Chesterton is known for his wit and wisdom, and this book packs it in.  Arranged alphabetically, this book is chock full of meaningful quotes by Chesterton throughout his life and works. Not necessarily a read front-to-back kind of book, I think this book is a great reference tool. One you might pull out when looking for thoughts or inspiration on a particular subject. Or, when you just want to read something beautifully said. You can find quotes about a myriad of subjects in this wonderful collection. A worthy addition to any book shelf!

*Many thanks to Thomas Nelson for the opportunity to review this book.

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