A history of humanity, Christ, and Christianity, this 1925 polemic famously converted C. S. Lewis from atheism. Chesterton's view of Christianity - as a rare blend of philosophy and mythology, satisfying to both intellect and spirit - applies to his brilliant book, which appeals to readers' heads as well as their hearts.
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Review 1 for The Everlasting Man
Date:June 27, 2010
A truly first rate responce to H. G. Wells 'Outline Of History', which was the most influential history book of the 20th century. Wells put forth the atheist doctrine of history as evolution. G.K. demolishes this notion, returning history back to 'His Story', showing how God works throughout history for the redemption of mankind. His spot on satire, sense of humor, and brilliant use of words definitely help. One distractiing point in common with all of Chesterton's books, which may make it harder to read for some, is the huge size of his paragraphs. He really should have broken them into smaller one with one subject per paragraph. Not 3 to 5.
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Review 2 for The Everlasting Man
Date:April 13, 2010
Outside of some word choices that were OK in the early 20th Century but are now discouraged,his overall writing is very interesting, the kind you have to reread occasionally to get his point. His insights to the human element are encouraging. We experience LIFE as we are trying to understand it, we don't think it through without the need to be in the middle of it for GOD's revelation to hit the mark. We are above or beyond pure rationality, but it's a great start.