The Everlasting Man

The Everlasting Man

Book - 2013 | Dover ed.
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A history of humanity, Christ, and Christianity, this 1925 polemic famously converted C. S. Lewis from atheism. Chesterton's view of Christianity -- as a rare blend of philosophy and mythology, satisfying to both intellect and spirit -- applies to his brilliant book, which appeals to readers' heads as well as their hearts.
Publisher: Mineola, New York :, Dover Publications,, 2013.
Edition: Dover ed.
ISBN: 9780486460369
Characteristics: 269 pages ; 22 cm.


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May 04, 2019

This book takes some persistence to complete, but is definitely worth the effort. If you or a friend are questioning the existence of God, then Chesterton's humorous, historical, rational and joyous exploration of history leading up to Christ will, at minimum, spark a beautiful curiosity in your heart. Apparently, reading "Everlasting Man" was pivotal for C. S. Lewis - causing him to move from agnosticism to Christianity. A great book to read with others and discuss in a group!

Apr 27, 2017

I wish that The Everlasting Man didn't have such everlastingly long chapters that are pretty wordy and hard to digest. Don't get me wrong - it is quite possible to digest - but not easy reading the same way Michael Buble is considered easy listening.

From actually reading the first two chapters I know Chesterton's angle is unique, insightful, and poignant but honestly I just got bogged down in the hustle. I tried skipping to part two which dealt more on Christ (part 1 was man), but even still I couldn't motivate myself to get on the grind.

This was my second crack at trying to read this (first try was 6 years ago). Perhaps when I become more of an avid reader and intellectual I can get through this one sometime in the future.

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