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G.K. Chesterton Collected Works, Volume 3 - The Catholic Church and Conversion; Where All Roads Lead; The Well and the Shallows; and others

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G.K. Chesterton Collected Works, Volume 3

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G.K. Chesterton

A collection of five powerful essays by Chesterton in defense of Catholicism and the Catholic Church. Unique because most of his writings do not deal specifically with religion or the Catholic Church. However, here he directly addresses the teachings of the Church and objections to them. It also includes his inspiring and moving commentary on the Stations of the Cross, along with the drawings of the stations he used for his meditations. Another essay explains why he converted to Catholicism.

As with all of his writings, these are just as germane today as they were in his time. Today's reader can revel in the same delight GKC's contemporaries felt, for he always presented the Church's best face to an antagonistic and indifferent world. The introduction and footnotes are written by another convert and author, James J. Thompson, Jr.

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8"  (20.3 cm) x 5"  (12.7 cm) x 1"  (2.54 cm)
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This item received 4 stars overall. Great look at Chesterton's Catholicism for experienced Chestertonians

According to G.K. Chesterton, there are only two reasons to join the Catholic Church. First, because you believe it to be the solid objective truth, whether you like it or not. Second, because you seek liberation from your sins. 

In 1922, Chesterton himself followed these reasons right to Rome, embarking on an adventure he would never tire of sharing. It was through becoming Catholic that Chesterton discovered orthodoxy to be far from stifling, stuffy, boring, or dry. He began to see it as both vibrant and free. 

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This item received 5 stars overall. Like opening a box of chocolates, each of GKC's essays are a real treat!

This review took me a long time to write (as it took me a long to read Chesterton's book) but not because I couldn't find anything to say; I have too much to say about this amazing collection of some of GKC's best essays on the Catholic faith, conversion, and apologetics.  This is the type of book you don't read cover-to-cover (although I did for this review).  Instead, this book is one that you pick up and read an essay ... mull over the thoughts developed ... and re-read the essay ... and repeat.  GKC's writings are always provocative in the true sense of the word -- his writing gets the reader thinking, mulling, meditating each paragraph ... each image ... each quotable quote.
 
This particular volume (third in a series of collected works of this prolific writer) focuses on GKC's essays and writings specific to his conversion, Full Review...

 
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