Ignatius Press
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Type: Thought
Nothing inappropriate.
Requires prior general knowledge of the subject.
Readers with knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Contains doctrinal errors of some importance.
Whilst not being explicitly against the faith, the general approach or its main points are ambiguous or opposed to the Church’s teachings.
Incompatible with Catholic doctrine.
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A masterpiece by G.K. Chesterton. The author tries to explain how man can come to believe what the Christian faith presents, with his characteristic style: good humor, a bit of irony and a lot of depth. He describes his own experience, showing how he arrived from skepticism to faith in transcendence and in a personal and close God.

He explains his reasons for finding in Christianity the answer to the paradoxes and dilemmas of life. He starts from his amazement for existence itself, he sees that there is a real world, that in spite of its contradictions, it is good and beautiful. From there he starts his reasoning with the help of orthodoxy which, for him, is the only possible guarantee of freedom, innovation and progress. Appealing to reason, he also makes use of other instruments he possesses such as art, mysticism, images... to investigate the very mystery of faith. This book expresses her particular spiritual evolution towards Christianity, (first to Anglicanism and later to Catholicism).

A highly recommended book for all audiences (although it is aimed more at people with certain intellectual preparation), which can change the way of seeing things and especially to understand important things that were previously underestimated or unnoticed.

Author: Felipe Izquierdo, Chile
Update on: Sep 2022