Orthodoxy


Read by G.K. Chesterton

(4.8 stars; 32 reviews)

"Orthodoxy," a series of essays by Gilbert Keith Chesterton. First published in 1908.

"The only possible excuse for this book is that it is an answer to a challenge. Even a bad shot is dignified when he accepts a duel." This is how Chesterton explains "Orthodoxy," the sequel to Heretics. "I have attempted in a vague and personal way, in a set of mental pictures rather than in a series of deductions, to state the philosophy in which I have come to believe. I will not call it my philosophy; for I did not make it. God and humanity made it; and it made me."

This is a book about Everything, about the reasons for the entire Universe and the existance of Humanity. Andit's kinda funny. except for the serious parts and the sad parts. It's about all of life, and human life includes humor, drama and sadness, so that's all in the book, too. The chapters look longer than they are, each being roughly an hour -- and no, it wouldn't have worked to break them in half. I've found them a very quick listen.

Hope you enjoy this book. If you liked Heretics, you'll like Orthodoxy, because it's Chesterton. And if you do, please share it, please comment about it, rate it, blog and podcast and Tweet about it. Oh, and let me know. :)

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Orthodoxy Chapter 1 Read by G.K. Chesterton
Orthodoxy Chapter 2 Read by G.K. Chesterton
Orthodoxy Chapter 3 Read by G.K. Chesterton
Orthodoxy Chapter 4 Read by G.K. Chesterton
Orthodoxy Chapter 5 Read by G.K. Chesterton
Orthodoxy Chapter 6 Read by G.K. Chesterton
Orthodoxy Chapter 7 Read by G.K. Chesterton
Orthodoxy Chapter 8 Read by G.K. Chesterton
Orthodoxy Chapter 9 Read by G.K. Chesterton
Orthodoxy - Thank You Read by G.K. Chesterton

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Thank you so much for this recording (and the others). I very much enjoyed listening to it while on the road. I have tried unsuccessfully to find some recent contact info on David “Grizzly� Smith and hope that this note reaches him. I would like to get in touch about ...

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Good to hear from you, It appears http://www.kathmedia.net/ points to a German-language page, and I don't speak or read German. I currently have "The Defendant" in my feed, and that'll be completely out by the first week in June. And I have two other Chesterton books here on Podiobooks.com, "Heretics" ...

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Thanks a ton for recording this book. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it during my long drives. Somehow I thought that your voice was so in tune with the material that I could easily imagine it to be the author himself speaking. I plan to listen to "Heretics" today. Can't ...

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Thank you very much! "Heretics" is a favorite of mine, hope you like it. I've taken another look at "The Everlasting Man," and I'm likely to make an attempt at it soon. I'm supposed to finish another book first on my podcast, and I've got a long ways to go ...

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Did I say "soon?" Just started recording and posting "The Everlasting Man" to my Grizzly's Growls podcast feed, leaving my Stories from the Hiber-Nation feed free to finish "Swinging Doors." When I can squeeze out time to do episodes, I'll work on finishing the books. Dayjob is not leaving me ...

Orthodoxy

(5 stars)

Read with talent, tender wit and appreciative understanding by Mr. D. Grizzly Smith. Chesterton's work is widely regarded as a masterpiece which grows in relevance as our times grow more disenchanted. The author's genius is a rich and varied platter, best savoured over several unrushed sittings to aid digestion.

A personal and intelligent essay

(5 stars)

Chesterton does a fine job of painting the normality of orthodox Christian life. The rich voice of the reader is a wonderful vehicle for this text. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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If you dont have time for the whole book, make time for the sixth chapter. Its amazing and totally worth it.