Just the other day I finished the book I had been reading. It was called “What’s so amazing about Grace?” by Phillip Yancey and it was an amazing read. Whenever I finish a good book, I always seem to struggle to find a new book in order to keep myself in the ether that the previous author left me in. This usually does not work out as I seldom find something worthwhile in time.
That’s when I saw my copy of “Orthodoxy” sitting on the bookshelf. And who had written the forward to that edition? None other than Phillip Yancey. So I pressed on.
Over the next several days I found myself delighted and amazed at Chesterton’s wit and insight. He roundly skewers the God-doubters of his day (Nietzsche, Wells, Darwin and others) as he makes the case for art over science and finds the forest from the trees.
Orthodoxy is not your average apologetic work. G. K. eschewed the usual legalese and instead deals mainly with the psychological case for Christianity. He makes the common sense case and points to how it fits.
“I did try to found a heresy of my own; and when I had put the last touches to it, I discovered that it was orthodoxy.”
Such a well written, brilliant book by a brilliant man. I highly recommend!