I'm not doing as well on my reading wish list as I hoped. I got a bit bogged down in The Coldest Winter, a fascinating but long Korean War history, and haven't nearly kept pace at one book a week! But, I expected as much. Even though I'm finishing up D'Souza's What's So Great About Christianity, skimming Thomas Sowell's Basic Economics, and reading Ralph Moody's Little Britches, not to mention our school reading, I'm planning to read Orthodoxy in March. (Look for Lines of Literature posts on What's So Great... and Basic Economics soon.)
This is my first time to read G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936), a prolific writer that influenced many writers who followed him, including C. S. Lewis. Chesterton writes in his preface:
It is the purpose of the writer to attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it.The book is therefore arranged upon the positive principle of a riddle and its answer. It deals first with all the writer's own solitary and sincere speculations and then with all the startling style in which they were all suddenly satisfied by the Christian theology.
The annotated edition (Craig Kibler, editor, Reformation Press) that I ordered from Amazon.com runs just 230 pages. Won't you join me?