"A young man who wishes to remain a strong atheist cannot be too careful of his reading." - C.S. Lewis
"In these pages I have attempted in a vague and personal way, in a set of mental pictures rather than a series of deductions, to state the philosophy in which I have come to believe. I will not call it my philosophy; for I did not make it. God and humanity made it; and it made me."
Chesterton's Orthodoxy makes Christian apologetics both compelling and delightful. Here is equilibrium of the mind's reason, the soul's imagination, and the belly's laughter!
- Rambling and Brilliant
As always, Chesterton is a rambling but brilliant writer with many stunningly astute observations (and a few misguided ones). Sadly, those who really need to read this won't.
Wow! I think listening to this book was way better than if I had read it myself. The reader really brought out the nuance and tone of Chesteron, who is a really fun, complex and rich writer.
- A truly phenomenal book and author,...
A truly phenomenal book and author, easily classed with Lewis or Augustine for the beauty of the language and the spiritual insight of the writer. Simon Vance, as reader, is simply perfect, bringing the personality and vitality of Chesterton alive again.
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- The marriage of Chesterton and Simon...
The marriage of Chesterton and Simon Vance is one of the great couplings in recent audio history. One can smell the hot tea and feel the leather chair as Simon becomes Chesterton. Chesteron, the Prince of Paradox sets out to show how he went off to start his own "heresy" only to find that it had existed for 1800 years..in a thing called Christianity.
Chesterton in a series of personal reflections answers all the anti christian sentiments with great wit and panache. Chesterton takes on H.G. Wells and his Outline of History as well as gently pointing out the errors in his good friend Benard Shaw's philosoph
All along Simon Vance voice keeps you wanting to continue listening to the next disc...an amazing reading without a doubt..
Vance does it again!!