one of the few relatively recent Christian writers who are admired and
quoted by Christians at all ends of the spectrum, G.K Chesterton was
known as a remarkable and diverse but extremely influential English
writer. His inexhaustible and wide ranging portfolio of works includes
journalistic writing, poetry, biography, Christian, fantasy and
detective genres. His style is distinctive and always marked by
humility, consistency, irony, wit and wonder. Some of his most enduring
books include The Everlasting Man, which led C.S. Lewis to become a Christian and The Napoleon of Notting Hill which inspired Michael Collins to lead a movement for Irish independence.
Chesterton is sometimes referred to as the most unjustly neglected
writer of our time. One reason might be his versatility and the
inability for modern thinkers, theologians, and commentators to
pigeonhole him. We challenge you to enjoy his remarkable style,
eloquence, and faith-based writing at this joyous time of the year.
In this edition of Advent and Christmas Wisdom,
each day's reflection includes a selection from one of Chesterton's
finest works, a suitable Scripture verse, an appropriate prayer, and an