by G.K. Chesterton
- Audio Book: 5.8 hours
- Publisher: christianaudio.com Read by: Simon Vance
Point: Both good and evil exist in this world, but there is one who understands it all
Path: Chesterton leads the reader through twist and turn in this running novel. Anarchists and police officers meet and unmask one another. Giant elephants, twisted smiles, hot air balloons, and a man in the dark make this story a revealer of surprises every page.
Sources: Chesterton was describing the insanity he saw all around him at the beginning of the 20th century. His fantastic imagination lights a fire which burns for days in the mind of the reader.
Agreement: This world is on its head, but at least there is one who knows it all. And that one is slowly showing a few.
Personal App: Although I have had to work through this several times, I keep wanting to read it again. There is so much there.
Favorite Quote: “We say that the most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men; my heart goes out to them. They accept the essential ideal of man; they merely seek it wrongly. Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. But philosophers dislike property as property; they wish to destroy the very idea of personal possession.”
Stars: 5 out of 5
It would be worth another read and I would recommend it.
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