(PUBImage)"One of the top 10 Christian books of the 20th century,"---Christianity Today. A popular work of apologetics, Chesterton turns on their heads a number of conventional assumptions, making orthodox Christianity appear to be the reasonable choice for even those who have doubts. 160 pages, softcover.
G. K. Chesterton's "Orthodoxy" is a timeless text defending the orthodoxy of orthodoxy. Using his personal journey from intellectual atheist to intellectual Christian (no, that's not an oxymoron) as a roadmap, Chesterton brilliantly traces the rhyme and reason for belief in the historic, orthodox doctrines of Christianity. Amazingly, his descriptions of the intellectual climate of his times reads like a weatherman's prognostications for today's weather conditions. Writing fifty years before the supposed advent of post-modernity, Chesterton's defense of Christianity as the one true meta-narrative addresses post-modernism much more powerfully, relevantly, and effectively than does Brian McLaren's "Generous Orthodoxy" (written in 2004). Combine this with the poetry of his prose and his experiential honesty, and you have a book without peer in addressing the crying need of our day. I highly recommend "Orthodoxy" not only for the thinking (and perhaps doubting) Christian, but also for the seeking agnostic. Reviewer: Dr. Robert W. Kellemen, author of "Soul Physicians" and "Spiritual Friends."