by Marc Hays
Happy New Year! Are you still in need of a resolution? Me either, but the new year is an appropriate time to look at where you’ve been, where you are, and where you want to go. As you look at where you want to go, I know a guy who can help you get there, and the world is forever blessed in that most of his insight was, and therefore remains, uncopyrighted. If you know me, then you already know that I can’t make it 5 minutes without recommending that everyone under the sun read Gilbert Keith Chesterton.
If you’re reading this, then you have no excuse not to read, or to listen to, more Chesterton. A desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or even a dumbphone is all you need. GKC’s seminal work, Orthodoxy, is free everywhere…
The Project Gutenberg HTML is simple, plain, boring, drab, etc., except that it’s not. You’ll be reading Chesterton. For free. If this is your only access to Chesterton, then jump in and swim around. The water’s nice.
On Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Orthodoxy-Moody-Classics-Gilbert-Chesterton-ebook/dp/B00DEUQ9GW
Don’t like the HTML? Tyr the Kindle App. It’s a free download, so you in very short order you could be on a fresh Kindle App reading G.K.C. for F.R.E.E. There are several free versions available on Kindle, but the address above links to one with a foreword by Matthew Lee Anderson. It ‘s great Foreword followed by a great book. Speaking of Matthew Lee Anderson, check him out at MereOrthodoxy.
On Librivox: https://librivox.org/orthodoxy-by-gk-chesterton/
Librivox describes itself as “acoustical liberation of books in the public domain.” The above link will take you to a page where you can download the entire book in one swell foop in the form of a ZIP file. Then you can extract it and put it in iTunes or whatever audio software you use. I put this version in my LG nv3 years ago. It’s great to have if your driving, or doing something else where you can’t read, but can listen for a while.
Also, the reader’s name is J. A. Carter. He is fantastic. I’ve listened to him enough now that when I read my hard copy of Orthodoxy in my head, I hear his voice and inflection. It’s pretty cool. Kind freaky, really.
So, do you have a new New Year’s resolution? Here’s a poem to help you remember this very important decision:
You can’t go wrong with G.K.C.
And you can read him now for F.R.E. …E.<>