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Friday, February 25, 2011

The Quotable Chesterton

The Quotable Chesterton, by Kevin Belmonte, is a collection of C. K. Chesterton's most quotable writings on nearly every subject under the sun. For anyone like me who has yet to be introduced to Chesterton writings, and doesn't know where to start - this might be a good place. Chesterton is a prime example of someone greatly gifted by God who used his abilities to bless the Christian world and affect the secular one. One could make the argument that he is one of the best in his trade. The pages are graced with quotes which before digesting require a weeks worth of chewing on. One of my favorites? "Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions" (page 64, discernment).

However, I must confess, I am an individual that judges a book by its cover. Honestly, I never would have opened this book had I not been on the mission to review it. The cover art comes across as a crass caricature of Chesterton, drawing attention to his large belligerent mouth. This does not seem in line with the collection itself. I cracked open this book expecting to dive into it like any novel and quickly learned my mistake. It would be better packaged as a coffee table hardcover; one that you would peruse occasionally over time or use as a reference book.

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