Item description for Chesterton Day by Day: The Wit and Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton by G. K. Chesterton & Michael W. Perry...
G. K. Chesterton's own selection of his most witty or provocative remarks from 1900 to 1911, with one quote for every day of the year.
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Studio: Inkling Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.82 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher Inkling Books
ISBN 1587420155 ISBN13 9781587420153
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More About G. K. Chesterton & Michael W. Perry
P. D. Jamesis the bestselling author of many celebrated literary mystery novels. She served in the Police and Criminal Justice departments of Great Britain's Home Office, and in 1991 she was made a life peer as Baroness James of Holland Park. She lives in London and Oxford.
G. K. Chesterton lived in London. G. K. Chesterton was born in 1874 and died in 1936.
G. K. Chesterton has published or released items in the following series...
Classic Wisdom Collection
Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton
Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton
Doubleday Image Book
Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science
Reviews - What do customers think about Chesterton Day by Day: The Wit and Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton?
Lost in a different generation Jan 12, 2008
I bought this book because I had been enthralled by my, admittedly brief, introduction to some of Chestreton's work.
"Day by Day" provides many pearls of wit and wisdom yet there are many also that are so couched in his time and culture that they are lost to a different generation.
The quotes were selected by Chesterton himself, so they represent what he thought was important. Jan 17, 2007
This book serves two purposes. It is intended to be a daily devotional (like Oswald Chambers "My Utmost For His Highest"), focusing on G. K. Chesterton's wit and wisdom. The quotes were selected by Chesterton himself, so they represent what he thought was important, as opposed to reading another person's second-guessings.
One good point is that it has moveable feasts in an appendix, like Lewis's "The Business of Heaven." A down point is that the book lacks an entry for Leap Day. This is a common mistake made by all devotionals I own, except for Chambers's. If you are smart enough to include the Roman Catholic feast days (which you would expect from Chesterton), then why can't you remember Leap Day? It is beyond me!
The second purpose of the book is an unintentional one. This book serves as a de-facto quote book. I love quote books, since they serve as random sampler for a person's thought. C. S. Lewis said, "The only use of selections is to deter those readers who will never appreciate the original, and thus save them from wasting their time on it, and to send all the others on the original as quickly as possible." (The Quotable Lewis, #447)
This book accomplishes both: it is a wonderful daily devotional, and it whets the appetite for more.
G.K Chesterton Mar 15, 2006
I bought this book for my grandmother and she loves it. It's hard for her to sit and read for a lond piriod of time. This book is nice because it has one little reading for every day. I would highly recomend this book.