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Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K. Chesterton
Thomas Nelson / 2010 / Paperback
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Amid currents of anti-Christian modernity, Chesterton was a larger-than-life cultural giant---challenging the thought leaders of 20th-century Britain with civility, erudition, and wit. Offering a powerful overview of his life and literary accomplishments, Belmonte traces his vibrant witness through works from literary criticisms of Dickens and Chaucer to Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. 320 pages, softcover from Nelson.
You may be aware that G. K. Chesterton authored influential Christian biographies and apologetics. But you may not know the larger-than-life Gilbert Keith Chesterton himselfnot yet. Equally versed in poetry, novels, literary criticism, and journalism, he addressed politics, culture, and religion with a towering intellect and a soaring wit.
Chesterton engaged his world through the written word. He carried on lively, public discussions with the social commentators of his day, continually challenging them with civility, humility, erudition, and his ever-sharp sense of humor. Todays reader can find the same treasures, for as Chesterton said, What a man can believe depends upon his philosophy, not upon the clock or the century.
In Kevin Belmontes fresh new biography, youll get to know the real G. K. Chesterton and his literary and cultured accomplishments. A giant of his time, Chesterton continues to live large in the imaginations of twenty-first-century readers.
Chestertons explanation of Christianity makes absolute sense of the world. He reminds us that, free of our comforting delusions, reality is a tragic adventure in which we get to participate. DONALD MILLER, author of the New York Times bestsellers A Million Miles in a Thousand Years and Blue Like Jazz
Bravo to Kevin Belmonte for turning his caring attention to the incomparably hilarious and brilliant genius that is G.K. Chesterton! ERIC METAXAS, New York Times best-selling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
Theres a great new biography about one of the Christian giants of the 20th Century. And I mean that literally. To read Kevin Belmonte's recent book Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G. K. Chesterton, is to feel a powerful sense of longing . . . because there is such a longing, a great need for advocates like Chesterton in our day. . . . But let's be grateful we still have the works of that great man to study and learn from. . . And we also have for you have Belmonte's vibrant new biography -- a wonderful reminder of the magnificent example Chesterton has set for us.CHUCK COLSON(http://patriotpost.us/opinion/chuck-colson/2012/01/26/defiant-joy-why-we-still-need-chesterton/)
Regardless of theological bias, no one can help being charmed by the writings of G.K. Chesterton. His Father Brown mysteries as well as his many works of theology and literary criticism shine with wit and insight. Belmonte approaches his task of biography with the same fondness for his subject as he demonstrated in William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity. Reading this is a bit like taking a tour of literary and social England through the eyes of a man who lived and loved the world around him. And even as we read H.L. Menckens barbed comments about Chesterton and Chestertons assessment of George Bernard Shaw (three of the more incandescent minds of the era), we get lost in an earlier time and world taken with Chestertons undeniable brilliance. The articulate Belmonte makes his material sing. Chesterton was that rarity of a man: a convert to Catholicism whose life can be celebrated by an evangelical publisher. A wonderful book on all counts. (Jan.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
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