In this classic of Christian apologetics, Chesterton lays out a sort of “spiritual autobiography”—how he personally came to believe. Chesterton considered it a companion book to his earlier work Heretics. Where Heretics was a collection of essays defending the Christian faith, Orthodoxy is Chesterton’s own story of how he came to believe that faith.
G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) was one of C. S. Lewis’ primary mentors in apologetics, and an influence even in his conversion. Novelist, poet, essayist, and journalist, Chesterton was perhaps best known for his Father Brown detective stories. He produced more than 100 volumes in his lifetime, including biographies of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Thomas Aquinas. His Everlasting Man, which set out a Christian outline of history, was one of the factors that wore down Lewis’ resistance to Christianity. Chesterton was one of the first defenders of orthodoxy to use humor as a weapon. Perhaps more important was his use of reason to defend faith.
About the Hendrickson Christian Classics series: Acts of faith always start with a small “yes”—so how can you get better at hearing his call? Learning from trusted elders and writers in Christianity who walked before us is a fantastic way to begin! Whether you are looking to get more out of Scripture, be challenged by God’s relentless love, or gain a greater understanding for how Jesus reveals himself, the Hendrickson Christian Classics series will inspire and provoke you into a deeper relationship with the Lord.
Gain Fresh Insights and Perspectives Whether you’re a new or longtime believer, get empowered and engaged in your walk with God by these inspirational Christian leaders who endured tremendous hardships, faced extreme persecution, and took consistent steps of faith!
The Hendrickson Christian Classics are for you if you want to:
Learn how to experience the Holy Spirit’s presence daily
Get a handle on Christian classics (like The Pilgrim’s Progress and others)
Take your understanding of Scripture to a deeper level
Immerse yourself in these spiritual Christian classics! Dive deep into these amazing masterworks and experience some of the greatest Christian classics, all masterfully narrated by Emmy Award winner Stephen Johnston:
The Pilgrim’s Progress (by John Bunyan)
Absolute Surrender (by Andrew Murray)
The Practice of the Presence of God (by Brother Lawrence)
How to Pray and How to Study the Bible (by R.A. Torrey)