Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Year With G. K. Chesterton

With a new year, comes the chance to pick up a new devotion to guide one's Christian walk. A Year With G. K. Chesterton gives fans a chance to read excerpts from different articles and books Chesterton wrote. The devotions are set up in an interesting combination of Chesterton, scripture, and the author's (Kevin Belmonte) thoughts.
While I thought that the continuity of the devotions lacked at times, since a lot of Chesterton's works weren't meant to be broken up into a couple of paragraphs here and there, I did enjoy reading articles and bits of his stories that I hadn't read before.
I didn't always agree with the theology in this devotion, but it did give me a lot to chew on and think about through the day. I think that Chesterton has a way of putting "common sense" in a way that makes you stop and really think about the things one takes for granted. I like that about his writings and this book. It's also fun for a literature buff to see the parallels that he draws between religion and fiction.
Whether you are a fan of Chesterton or of C.S. Lewis, I think this book is a worthy one to add to your collection. Someone who isn't into those two authors might be a bit lost at times when reading through this devotion.

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