An Unappreciated Intelligence Because Not Widely Known

  • A Year With G. K. Chesterton
  • 365 day of Wisdom, Wit and Wonder
  • Kevin Belmonte, Editor
  • Thomas Nelson Publisher
  • ISBN 978-1-59555-493-2
  • 398 pp. plus bibliogrpahy (ppbk)

A contemporary of, but not as well known as C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, Chesterton’s creativity  matched theirs,  although in his own unique style. This book is arranged with daily portions of scripture, thoughts, quotes and moments in Chesterton’s life, to be digested over three hundred and sixty-five days.

  An example? Whew! So many to choose from! Here’s one: March 27  “…in my vision, the heavenly chariot flies thundering through the ages, the dull heresies sprawling and prostrate, the wild truth reeling but erect. “

A Year with G. K. Chesterton is a book to read slowly and savor, not because the syntax is from an older generation but because the thoughts startle one and a reader will ponder, “Could I think so wondrously and freshly? Can I be like Chesterton and see the world as new? How do I provide others with such wit and wisdom?”

However, Chesterton would probably respond to such a desire, “Be who God created you to be. Learn who you are and be honest about all facets of yourself.”

So content yourself with enjoying the way God created G. K. Chesterton. Feed your soul with this well edited and designed book. 

Book cover of A Year with G.K. Chesterton, Kevin Belmonte, Editor

A Year with G.K. Chesterton, Kevin Belmonte, Editor

Thomas Nelson Publisher 

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About samcivy

I read my first book a week after beginning first grade and haven't slowed down in seventy years. My system often wakes me in the night so I keep books on a chair in the bathroom and do a LOT of reading. I'm a free-lance writer/editor and review books for various authors as well as Thomas Nelson Publishers and Amazon.com. I will soon be posting books for a blog tour by KathyWillis.com, a book promoter.
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3 Responses to An Unappreciated Intelligence Because Not Widely Known

  1. robstroud says:

    Chesterton is a great read. Although his life overlapped those of the most famous Inklings, he is more accurately regarded as being from the generation immediately before their own.
    Chesterton: 1874-1936
    Tolkien: 1892-1973
    Lewis: 1898-1963

    They are all of one spirit, however, in their literary skills and their devotion to the Christian faith.

    • samcivy says:

      Hello Rob Strout,
      Thank you for your comment on my samcivy.wordpress blog’s review of the Chesterton book. Your comments added nicely an accurately to the review.
      Geni White, RN, MS (retired) aka sam c ivy

  2. Alexis says:

    Although I am not a Christian, I really appreciate C. K. Chesterton’s work. The Napoleon of Notting Hill is the best book I have ever read. Sadly, you can hardly find it in print these days. There is so much undervalued literature out there, I wish I could read them all!

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