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Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
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Mar 11, 2007

it was amazing

imagine walking into a dangerous and violent bar with the biggest, baddest ufc champion ever to grace the octagon. or walking into a house party with the hottest date ever. or entering a church basketball tournament with an nba caliber ringer on your team. i'm guessing that's what it would have felt like to walk with gk chesterton into a room full of skeptics and post-modern christian haters.

okay, that whole paragraph did not work. but this book deserves credit for being mostly a pre-modern work that predicts most of the 20th century.
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José John: You are absolutely right. I felt the same. I wish I have had 1% of Chesterton's sense of humour, paradoxes and metaphors every time a friend asked me to give reasons of my faith.

message 2: by Ali (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ali M. Haha, awesome review. I'm tempted to quote it to people. :)

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