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Common Sense101: Lessons from G. K. Chesterton

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    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 29, 2008
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      Title: Common Sense101: Lessons from G. K. Chesterton
      Author: Dale Ahlquist
      Publisher: Ignatius Press
      Date Published: 2006
      ISBN: 1586171399
      Price: $7.95
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      C. S. Lewis is almost certainly the most popular twentieth-century
      Christian apologist--almost because he is very closely rivaled, if not
      surpassed, by G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936), the English writer of all
      kinds of prose and verse who was the most beloved public speaker and
      debater of his time, adored as much by his famous sparring partners G.
      B. Shaw and H. G. Wells as by anyone who agreed with him. In 21
      quotation-laden chapters, Ahlquist, president of the American
      Chesterton Society, presents Chesterton's Christianity. The most
      famous convert to Catholicism of his time, Chesterton stressed the
      permanency of the faith and its rootedness in common sense, by which
      he meant the ordinary human considerations conducive to family and
      community fellowship. Humility and humor, as much as wisdom and logic,
      and a candid, conversational manner suffuse his writing, and at least
      the manner has rubbed off on Ahlquist, thereby ensuring that this is
      one of the most enjoyable works of Christian "propaganda" you will
      ever read. Ray Olson
      Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

      Book Description
      Dale Ahlquist, the President of the American Chesterton Society, and
      author of G. K Chesterton -The Apostle of Common Sense, presents a
      book of wonderful insights on how to "look at the whole world through
      the eyes of Chesterton". Since, as he says, "Chesterton wrote about
      everything", there is an ocean of his material to benefit from GKC's
      insights on a kaleidoscope of many important topics. Chesterton wrote
      a hundred books on a variety of themes, thousands of essays for London
      newspapers, penned epic poetry, delighted in detective fiction, drew
      illustrations, and made everyone laugh by his keen humor. Everyone who
      knew Chesterton loved him, even those he debated with. His unique
      writing style that combines philosophy, spirituality, history, humor,
      and paradox have made him one of the most widely read authors of
      modern times. As Ahlquist shows in his engaging volume, this most
      quoted writer of the 20th century has much to share with us on topics
      covering politics, art, education, wonder, marriage, fads, poetry,
      faith, charity and much more.
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