Tuesday, January 11, 2011

First Thoughts: Defiant Joy

Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life and Impact of G. K. Chesterton
by Kevin Belmonte
Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K. ChestertonI hate biographies! They are often much too long and lack in honesty or humility -- but WOW, this is a great sized biography!

I just got the book today and haven't been able to put it down. There are only 4 left at Amazon right now, so that speaks to it's appeal. In light of another recent book, "The Next Christians" by Gabe Lyons (see review), Chesterton seems to be a culture changer. He was well respected and well written in the literary world, but wasn't willing to leave it at that. If you have been enthrathed with C. S. Lewis, move backward in time to the man Lewis looked up to. Also, if you enjoy literature, you will absolutely love his thoughts on literary works. Even if you don't know much about literature, Chesterton's incredible wit and humor will blow you away. --- but there are only four left :)

Looking forward to finishing it -- cause the Ritz crackers are going quick too.

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