Brandon Vogt

G.K. Chesterton Book Collection Giveaway!

“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine

 
Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached.

Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.
 


 
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Tomorrow (Saturday) we celebrated the 78th anniversary of the death of G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), a giant of faith whose girth was eclipsed only by his brilliance. He was one of the greatest writers, thinkers, and apologists of the twentieth century and remains popular today. His books and essays still appear on bestseller lists and he’s perhaps the most quoted Catholic of all time.

Thanks to the good folks at Ignatius Press, the primary publisher of Chesterton’s works today, I’m devoting this week’s giveaway to his life and legacy. One reader will receive FIVE books by and about G.K. Chesterton, including:
 

 

Orthodoxy: The Romance of Faith

by G.K. Chesterton

Ignatius Press, 168 pages, paperback
Released on July 1, 1995

OrthodoxyIf G.K. Chesterton’s Orthodoxy: The Romance of Faith is, as he called it, a “slovenly autobiography,” then we need more slobs in the world. This quirky, slender book describes how Chesterton came to view Catholicism as the way to satisfy his personal emotional needs, in a way that would also allow him to live happily in society.

Chesterton argues that people in western society need a life of “practical romance, the combination of something that is strange with something that is secure. We need so to view the world as to combine an idea of wonder and an idea of welcome.” Drawing on such figures as Fra Angelico, George Bernard Shaw, and St. Paul to make his points, Chesterton argues that submission to ecclesiastical authority is the way to achieve a good and balanced life. The whole book is written in a style that is as majestic and down-to-earth as C.S. Lewis at his best. The final chapter, called “Authority and the Adventurer,” is especially persuasive. It’s hard to imagine a reader who will not close the book believing, at least for the moment, that the Church will make you free.
 

The Everlasting Man

by G.K. Chesterton

Ignatius Press, 275 pages, paperback
Released on April 1, 1993

Everlasting ManWhat, if anything, is it that makes the human uniquely human? This, in part, is the question that G.K. Chesterton starts with in this classic exploration of human history. Responding to the evolutionary materialism of his contemporary (and antagonist) H.G. Wells, Chesterton in this work affirms human uniqueness and the unique message of the Christian faith. Writing in a time when social Darwinism was rampant, Chesterton instead argued that the idea that society has been steadily progressing from a state of primitivism and barbarity towards civilization is simply and flatly inaccurate. “Barbarism and civilization were not successive stages in the progress of the world,” he affirms, with arguments drawn from the histories of both Egypt and Babylon.

As always with Chesterton, there is in this analysis something (as he said of Blake) “very plain and emphatic.” He sees in Christianity a rare blending of philosophy and mythology, or reason and story, which satisfies both the mind and the heart. On both levels it rings true. As he puts it, “in answer to the historical query of why it was accepted, and is accepted, I answer for millions of others in my reply; because it fits the lock; because it is like life.” Here, as so often in Chesterton, we sense a lived, awakened faith. All that he writes derives from a keen intellect guided by the heart’s own knowledge.
 

Manalive: A Novel

by G.K. Chesterton

Ignatius Press, 192 pages, paperback
Released on March 1, 2011

ManaliveThis classic novel by the brilliant G. K. Chesterton tells the rollicking tale of Innocent Smith, a man who may be crazy—or possibly the most sane man of all. Arriving at a dreary London boarding house accompanied by a windstorm, Smith is an exuberant, eccentric and sweet-natured man. Smith has a positive effect on the house– he creates his own court, brings a few couples together, and falls in love with a paid companion next door. All seems to be well with the world.

Then the unexpected happens: Smith shoots at one of the tenants, and two doctors arrive to arrest him, claiming that he’s a bigamist, an attempted murderer, and a thief. But cynical writer Moon insists that the case be tried there– and they explore Smith’s past history, revealing startling truths about what he does. Is he the wickedest man in Britain, or is he “blameless as a buttercup?”

Beautifully written, mixing the ridiculous with the profound, full of hilarious dialogue, and lushly detailed writing, Chesterton’s main character Innocent Smith somehow manages to restore joy to all the dull and cynical lives around him. In this delightfully strange mystery, Chesterton demonstrates why life is worth living, and that sometimes we need a little madness just to know we are alive.
 

In Defense of Sanity: The Best Essays of G.K. Chesterton

edited by Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, and Aidan Mackey

Ignatius Press, 405 pages, paperback
Released on October 18, 2011

In Defense of SanityG.K. Chesterton was a master essayist. But reading his essays is not just an exercise in studying a literary form at its finest, it is an encounter with timeless truths that jump off the page as fresh and powerful as the day they were written.

The only problem with Chesterton’s essays is that there are too many of them—over five thousand! For most readers it is not even possible to know where to start or how to begin to approach them.

So three of the world’s leading authorities on Chesterton—Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, Aidan Mackey—have joined together to select the “best” Chesterton essays, a collection that will be appreciated by both the newcomer and the seasoned student of this great 20th century man of letters.

The variety of topics are astounding: barbarians, architects, mystics, ghosts, fireworks, rain, juries, gargoyles and much more. Plus a look at Shakespeare, Dickens, Jane Austen, George MacDonald, T.S. Eliot, and the Bible. All in that inimitable, formidable but always quotable style of G.K. Chesterton. Even more astounding than the variety is the continuity of Chesterton’s thought that ties everything together. A veritable feast for the mind and heart.

While some of the essays in this volume may be familiar, many of them are collected here for the first time, making their first appearance in over a century.
 

G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense

by Dale Ahlquist

Ignatius Press, 200 pages, paperback
Released on February 1, 2003

Apostle of Common SenseG. K. Chesterton was one of the most well-known and beloved writers of his time. Yet he has been strangely neglected today. This book is the perfect introduction to Chesterton. Ahlquist is an able guide who takes the reader through twelve of Chesterton’s most important books as well as the famous Father Brown stories.

One of the problems with approaching Chesterton is that he was so prolific that the reader is simply overwhelmed. But Ahlquist makes the literary giant accessible, highlighting Chesterton’s amazing reach, keen insight, and marvelous wit. Each chapter is liberally spiced with Chesterton’s striking quotations.

There is something special that runs throughout Chesterton’s books that sets him apart from the confusing philosophies of the modern world. That common thread in Chesterton’s writings is common sense. It is instantly recognizable and utterly refreshing.
 


 
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  • mg

    Would love it. Thanks.

  • Reggie Delgado

    I would love to spend my summer reading Chesterton. I often hear quotes on Catholic Radio!

  • Louise Allen

    I would like to read “Manalive”

  • Bemused_in_Washington_DC

    Thank you, this is a GREAT giveaway. I don’t have three of these, or Orthodoxy or The Everlasting Man in these editions, and I would be very pleased to win (and share) them. I would be particularly excited to read Manalive and The Apostle of Common Sense, with the “Best Essays” to dip into anytime. Thank you Brandon and Ignatius Press (and GKC) for this excellent package! – Mike Donohue

  • Jessica Hou

    I am most excited to read Orthodoxy!

  • K

    Sweet deal! Chesterton is awesome

  • Excited most to read Manalive

  • Jim Dyer

    I am most interested in reading Dale Ahlquist’s book.

  • Elijah

    I haven’t read anything by Chestertone yet, but I was really hoping to, I just didn’t know where to start! Thank you!

  • Christopher Peters

    book book book

  • Tim

    This is a great give away. Chesterton has captured the minds of men I admire, such as C.S. Lewis. I’m eager to get some.

  • Rebecca

    Would love to win this!

  • Catherine Burton

    I am most excited to read Manalive.

  • James-Brenna LeBert

    I would like to read Dale Ahlquist on Chesterton.

  • Jeff North

    The Everlasting Man

  • Daniel

    I would love to read “In Defense of Sanity.” Great title….

  • Curt

    Awesome, Recently discovered G.K. Chesterton!

  • Elaine

    In Defense of Sanity

  • Joseph

    You cannot conceive the satisfaction is would bring me to read The Apostle of Common Sense. “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried” – G. K. Chesterton

  • Roxanne

    In Defense of Sanity! Much needed in our world today.

  • ohiomom85

    We are converts, and continue to build our Catholic library. Love Chesterton!

  • Zachary Haskell

    I’m most excited to read Orthodoxy!

  • patpcook

    I have always wanted to read Chesterton’s books, My father had many of his books but I never got to read any of them, now I have no idea where they are.

  • Kelly

    Personally, I’m a big fan of Everlasting Man. I try to read from it every year!

  • Rach

    I love hearing Chesterton quotes and his Father Brown series; haven’t read his other stuff yet and very interested in.

  • Marcus W

    I’ve heard such great things about his works and would love to read them.

  • SeanODriscoll

    G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense

  • Cynthia52

    I enjoy reading Chesterton and would love to read his answer to HG Wells and social Darwinism. Thus, the book I am most excited about reading is “The Everlasting Man”. Thanks for offering the opportunity!

  • Shawndra

    I am most excited to read Orthodoxy:The Romance of Faith!

  • md

    I would love to win Chesterton’s works.

  • Joan

    I would love to read any or all of them! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

  • Daniel Crandall

    I already own 4 out of the 5 books. If I win, I’ll be sharing Orthodoxy, Everlasting Man, Manalive, and In Defense of Sanity with friends.

  • Justin Thomas

    I would love to read any and all of these books, as so far I have only read ‘The Napoleon of Notting Hill’. I had the great pleasure of hearing Dale Ahlquist speak at Leeds St Anne’s Cathedral recently.

  • Brent

    What a great opportunity for someone to receive a treasure trove of the faith. Hope it’s me!

  • Sara_Suchy

    I’m woefully ignorant of Chesterton’s writing. Where is a good place to start? I am trying to read more fiction these days.

    • Sara, I’d recommend beginning with his Fr. Brown detective stories. They’re very short and accessible. Then from there I’d read “Orthodoxy.”

      • Sara_Suchy

        Thank you, Brandon! I love your work both on your blog and with Word on Fire.

  • Angie

    I would live to win one of these books!!

  • Mary E. Delabruere

    love, love, love, Chesterton

  • In Defense of Sanity, definitely!

  • Roberta B.

    I would love to read these books and share with my bible study family!

  • Kevin Noles

    I would like to read the essays

  • Lisa Raftery

    I would so love to share these with my “wayward” son who thinks he doesn’t believe in God anymore. I have heard Chesterton has powerful words that have even helped extremely intelligent men to convert. I’m hoping I can win one of his really good books! i’ve heard his works are awesome. Thanks Brandon for this cool giveaway!

  • Bethany E

    It’s so hard to pick a book, but I’d be interested to read The Apostle of Common Sense.

  • Grace Pippin

    Manalive looks the most interesting to me, but I just love a good novel. 🙂

  • Jana

    My husband is a big Chestsrton fan. He watches Dale Alquist’s program on EWTN faithfully. Would like to win these books for him.

  • Reuben S.

    For myself, ‘In Defense of Sanity’; but I’d like to give ‘Orthodoxy’ to my father.

  • Michael Francis James Lee

    I’m most eager/excited to read “In defense of Sanity.” I’ve read excerpts, however I have not yet availed myself of the work in its entirety.

  • Gerry

    Thanx…would love to read Chesterton and understand him better.

  • Will

    Chesterton is a fantastic author! I read Orthodoxy; it was fantastic!

  • Damon A. Tritle

    Thanks!

  • Molly

    Manalive

  • Josh Fultz

    I can’t wait to read Orthadoxy! Right now I’m reading Joseph Pearce’s book on the life of G.K.

  • Timothy Black

    Awesome sauce. One of the best giveaways yet. Thanks BV!

  • Jordan McDaniel

    definitely most excited to read Dale’s book!

  • Reuben Andrew Herrle

    The Everlasting Man. Although I’ve been wanting to read all of them for quite some time now!

  • Excited about this! Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

  • Izy

    ORTHODOXY! Look, three O’s in just one word!

  • Sheila Hughes

    Since this is my birthday, I would be so jazzed to get any of Chesterton’s works. Any of these books would make my day! Thank you for the opportunity, Brandon!

  • Stephanie Mann

    I mentioned your contest on my blog today–“Brandon Vogt has a Chesterton giveaway, including the book pictured above, on his blog. As I mentioned to a facebook friend–“You could enter, but I should win!””
    http://supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com/2014/06/gk-chesterton-rip.html

  • joan

    thank you for the opportunity, Brandon.

  • Kingsley

    Most of them.

  • Dominic Rankin

    I guess Orthodoxy would be my first choice, but all are on my list to read eventually. Just not enough time…

  • Brandon

    Any book by Chesterton is a good book!

  • Sid Ceballos

    I most excited to read orthodoxy since I like to defend Catholicism and a lot of Protestants use C.S Lewis as well Chesterton so I would like to know what his faith beliefs were as a catholic

  • Richard

    I’d love to read Manalive- it’s been on my list for some time.

  • Connie Naylor

    I would love to read Chesterton’s books. Then donate the books to our parish library.

  • Han T.

    I would love to read Manalive or Orthodoxy: A Romance of Faith or A Apostle of Common Sense

  • lj tanner

    Orthodoxy! Excited to see the Pivotal Players episode on the Apostle of Common Sense.

  • Gentillylace

    I would especially like to read “The Apostle of Common Sense”.

  • Joline

    Thanks…my choices from GKC= Orthodoxy- 1st choice Apostle as 2nd!!

  • Patrick May

    Apostle of Common Sense!

  • John-Paul Davis 

    I’m excited to read Orthodoxy: The Romance of Faith

  • Mary

    I’ve been wanting to read The Apostle of Common Sense, but really, I enjoy Chesterson and all of these would be great to read!

  • Gerald Jerry Sieve

    Orthodoxy

  • Linda

    Thank you! I really like Chesterton, but don’t have any of his books yet. I think the “In Defense of Sanity” and “Apostle of Common Sense” books look the most interesting, although I would love to read all of his books!

  • Bettina

    I would like to read In Defense of Sanity and G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense, but any or all the books being offered would be great to read! thank you!

  • Hannah Long

    I’m re-reading Orthodoxy on my kindle – I’d LOVE to have a print version (same with Manalive.)

  • Corey Swope

    Great collection!

  • Mary Ann

    I have always wanted to read Chesterton !

  • Jennifer McWethy

    I’d like to read Everlasting Man.

  • Conor

    Orthodoxy, as it’s the Classic, but Manalive looks intriguing.

  • Ryan

    I’d love to read all of these books, especially Orthodoxy!

  • Molly

    Weel, if I have to pick just one to be excited about, it’s always going to be “Orthodoxy.”

  • Bob Waruszewski

    I would love to read Everlasting Man, I have heard good things about it.

  • Elizabeth Fiore

    I would love to win.

  • Oh man I’d adore this! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity Brandon!

  • Cristina

    Orthodoxy! It’s been on my Amazon wish list for a long time.

  • Barbara P.

    What a great idea to give books away!

  • Irish Biddy

    Chesterton gave my children a way to think about the Church –

  • Heydon

    G.K. Chesterton is a true inspiration.

  • T Krempski

    I have never read Chesterton. I am hearing more about him. I know Fr. Barron is profiling him in his new series The Pivotal Players. I hope I can win one of these.

  • Elaine Hendrix

    I hope I win “The Romance of Faith.” It sounds really good!

  • patpcook

    Really would appreciate these very special books!

  • Jon Fermin

    I don’t have a dead tree version of manalive. that would be nice

  • Heydon

    G.K. Chesterton is a true inspiration.

  • marick

    I would love to read Manalive

  • Skyler von Enn

    Chesterton is my all time favorite writer. I would love to have a physical copy of his best essays by way of In Defense of Sanity.

    More importantly though, I’ve really been wanting to give a copy of Orthodoxy to a baptized Catholic, now non-denominational friend, but I’ve been too broke to buy him one!

  • Mark

    I’m looking forward to “In Defense of Sanity”!

    “It may be said that this institution of the home is the one anarchist institution. That is to say, it is older than law, and stands outside the State.” ~ G.K. Chesterton

  • Nate

    I’d love to read “In Defense of Sanity” because it’s one of the few on the list that I’ve not gotten to yet. But most fun to read…Manalive.

  • Emma Raso Walsh

    There’s so much information on the internet about Catholicism/Christianity that I don’t know how people are not seeing it.

  • Glenn Davis

    Great giveaway, Thanks.

  • Kathryn Steere Butterly

    Chesterton and C.S. Lewis are two main reasons I returned to the faith of my childhood. Thanks for this opportunity.

  • Stephen

    Orthodoxy is a beautiful piece of work. I can’t wait to read it!

  • Tim Canny

    Most excited to read Man Alive!

  • Sara

    Are you kidding me? Broke grad student + Free Books= This is fantastic. Chesterton needs to be canonized. Orthodoxy has been on my list for a few years.

  • Teresa

    I can’t wait to read them all! I have just become aware of his works…kind of ashamed of that…but this couldn’t come at a better time! I’d like to start with Orthodoxy:The Romance of Faith. I need a good romance! Lol

  • Tyler

    I am a huge fan. Hopefully I get A Defense of Sanity

  • Barbara

    My son Joshua is a big fan of Chesterton. He is studying to be a monk.

  • Joel Penley

    Please let me win, I have not read any Chesterton yet, and this would give me the chance.

  • nancy

    all are great books.

  • Michael Lehr

    I love Gilbert! I am really looking forward to reading “In Defense of Sanity”

  • Very nice; thank you!

  • Chris

    Would love to read In Defense of Sanity!

  • Mary Coyne Rainey

    My son(15) and I are embarking on a Chesterton summer readathon. Would love some books to keep us going!! Thank you

  • Francis

    I have not read nor owned any of these books. So I’m excited to read any of them 🙂

  • Chris

    I’ve heard great stuff about Orthodoxy!

  • Jean

    I’m most excited to read: In Defense Of Sanity, because I don’t have time to read all his essays. I appreciate these knowledgeable experts picking out select gems for me.

  • Deacon Mike Meyer

    Thank you for the great offer! I’m particularly looking forward to In Defense of Sanity.

  • Kathy

    Can’t wait to read Manalive! Thanks for your evangelization!

  • Nick Craanen

    Looking forward to reading In Defense of Sanity, while trying to find mine…

  • Christopher

    Brandon, not simply for the books, but thank you for your youthful ministry and new evangelism. I don’t know how you keep it together over at Strange Notions; I would not have the patience (nor the intelligence).

  • JD

    I’d have to say I’d like to read In Defense of Sanity, as I have read some of his other books. 🙂

  • Ann Fischer

    Yes Please!

  • Bob Gray

    I have recently decided to study Chesterton. I’m not much on poetry, but would otherwise like to learn more of his faith and philosophy, which I find very refreshing and logical. I would like to read The Apostle of Common Sense. I have borrowed The Everlasting Man and wouldn’t mind owning a copy of it.

  • Jenna W.

    Which book would I be most eager to read? It’s a toss-up between Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man.

  • Michael John Smith

    I want to read The Everlasting Man. I am relatively new to Chesterton and am finding his works very interesting and thought provoking.

  • Colette

    I am most wanting to read The Apostle of Common Sense.

  • Bradford Jouty

    I love reading about someone so holy and who lived so recently!

  • Jim

    Who doesn’t love Chesterton?

  • Karen Hybner

    Wow! Love Chesterton and only have a few of his works. It amazes me how his logic and theory are so relevant today!

  • Neely Thompson

    What a GREAT giveaway! Wow, would I love to win this lot! 🙂

  • Scott Peterson

    I’m currently reading The Man Who Was Thursday, so I’d be most excited to follow that with Manalive.

  • amands

    Thank you for doing this! Chesterton is an amazing writer. I would look forward to reading manalive because I love how Chesterton weaves profound truths about humanity into great (and humourous) fictional narratives. Just as you think that you are only being entertained by his stories, you find yourself contemplating some pretty deep questions, and chuckling as you do so.

  • Marg

    The apostle of Common Sense sounds great

  • Diane Kavanaugh

    I love Chesterton as well. I’d like to read The Everlasting Man.

  • Guest

    I LOVE Chesterton’s essays and will, win or lose, be reading In Defense of Sanity very soon!

  • Abigail

    I actually have read In Defense of Sanity and am currently reading his book of mysteries, “The Man Who Knew Too Much.” He is one of my favorite authors. He has a phenomenal writing style.

  • Paula

    I love Chesterton! I can’t wait to read Orthodoxy!

  • Michael

    Chesterton is so amazing! I can’t wait to read orthodoxy!

  • Joanne Geibel

    I couldn’t choose between “Manalive: A Novel” and “Everlasting Man”. Thank you for your great work Brandon! God bless.

  • Tom Pagano

    Orthodoxy has been on my list for some time…

  • Richard Macwan

    The Apostle of Common Sense… The world has need of thee…

  • Chris Frantzen

    I have heard so many good things about Chesterton but have never read a book of his….maybe this will be the start 🙂

  • Happy! Want to win. I’d read Orthodoxy

  • Javier Santalla

    Why is it that Chesterton is not mandatory reading in schools? He is one of the finest writers in the English language. I guess it is Logic and Humor that disqualifies him as a contemporary.

  • Daniel Dupuy

    I have Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man already. I’m excited to read his essays most of all!

  • Laurel

    My favorite is “In Defense of Sanity”. He was amazing.

  • John

    Any person who gives Chesterton’s writings away is a friend of mine! Thank you and keep up the good work!

  • Zachary Swenson

    I would love to win this

  • Caleb Green

    I’ve only ever read Chesterton digitally. Cross my fingers!

  • Guest

    I’ve only ever read Chesterton digitally. Cross my fingers.

  • Joey Xander

    Orthodoxy – it’s a classic!

  • Deacon Marques Silva

    Love Chesterton. Admittly, I have not ready Man Alive. Hoep to soon.

  • Beth

    I’m a big fan of Chesterton and I’d love to read Alqhuist’s “The Apostle of Common Sense”.

  • Helen Adams

    I think I am looking forward to reading Orthodoxy the most.

  • Mark Hesse

    This is wonderful. I’ve only read a little Chesterton but multiple friends recently recommended several of his books

  • Mateusz Koszarek

    Orthodoxy! Perfect addition to any library!

  • Aaron

    I would love to add Orthodoxy those books I’ve read!

  • Aaron

    I’m excited for Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. I’ve always wanted to read those!

  • Alex

    Most excited to read Orthodoxy

  • innternal

    I’m excited to read Orthodoxy.
    Thank you for the giveaway! Good luck, everyone.

  • Christine

    I have never read G.K. Chesterton, I’ve only heard of him through WOF. I’d like to learn more about him.

  • Mary Therese

    I am most excited to win Orthodoxy! )

  • Liz Irvine

    I love to read Chesterton, and have several books on my Nook but would really enjoy the hard copy to read and cherish.

  • Magda Schmidt

    Thank you for doing it and the giveaways! It would be great to have all of these.

  • Kerry Freeman Brant

    The Apostle of Common Sense

  • Martina

    Manalive: A Novel would be the first one of the list I would read

  • billy

    in defense of sanity!

  • Cari

    I’m not sure if I clicked ‘I did’ or if I really did. I am already on your email list and stuff, lol, I’m a little slow sometimes! I think I would like to read “Manalive” 🙂

  • Patricia Murguia Buyce

    In Defense of Sanity! (we need it nowadays) 🙂

  • Chris

    Orthodoxy. I fell in love with Manalive.

  • Gus Kroll

    In Defense of Sanity sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun.

  • Jodi Phillips

    I NEED to read Man Alive!!!

  • Jim Berry

    I’ve been a Chesterton fan for many years. Thank you for this opportunity. I would especially like The Apostle of Common Sense, as I haven’t read it yet.

  • Victoria Lynn

    Really want to win this for my husband for Father’s Day! Great giveaway, and I could actually start reading some Chesterton, too.

  • Cam

    God bless you Brandon

  • Lorenzo Nuñez

    G.K. Chesterton is the one catholic author that I have not personally read yet. I would have discussions with my college class mates about his works, and I find his philosophy and style a breath of fresh air in this world filled with flawed thinking. I’m mostly excited to read Orthodoxy because that is the book my friends talked about the most. Thank you for doing this, I really hope I can win this one.

  • Monu Charles

    In Defense of Sanity: The Best Essays of G.K. Chesterton.

  • Samuel

    Thank you for doing these giveaways! It is very generous of you! I am most excited to read “G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense.”

  • Wil Charles

    Orthodoxy: The Romance of Faith.

  • Carol

    At the moment Manalive and In Defense of Common Sense are what I would pick up first, but they all sound interesting.

  • Lisa Marino

    Oh my gosh! Chesterton!!! My husband would think he was in Heaven with all of these!!!

  • Ana Lydon

    In Defense of Sanity, write in Chesterton at the next election. (The Apostle of Common Sense)

  • Cheryl Sanders

    Looking forward to reading In Defense of Sanity – I enjoy his essays greatly (well, I enjoy anything of his, really).

  • Annette

    Ooh! I want!

  • Dominicus

    To my shame, I have not read a Chesterton book from front to back. How sad is that? I hope to rectify this problem!

  • Debbie

    Thanks for the opportunity, I have never read any of Chesterton’s works. Blessings.

  • Joseph A’Hearn

    I’d like to read In Defense of Sanity.

  • barrett_76

    Fr. Robert Barron giveaway followed by a Chesterton giveaway?…..you are doing something right!

  • Noah

    Definitely In defence of sanity

  • Chelsea

    This is an incredible giveaway!

  • Regina

    Sounds great!

  • Mary

    My husband is a huge fan of Chesterton. This would make him so happy to read these amazing books.

  • Kim

    I’d love to own some Chesterton books. I’ve only read a bit.

  • JSchmittgen

    G.K. has become a part of our family…we give each other G.K. books and gifts…we read passages to each other and share quotes. G.K. Pray for us!

  • DeirdreMundy

    I need to restock– these books are on my ‘most loaned out’ list and haven’t come back!

  • MicheleMomOf10

    I want to read these because I will only stop learning after I’m dead!

  • ladycygnus

    Orthodoxy was a spiritual-life changing book for me and I have several copies (one in pieces that I can’t bear to throw out). I have a “Trip to go to Chesterton’s Canonization” savings — it only has a pittance at this point, but there is time! 😉

    The last two books are on my wish-list – I would love to win those and read them.

  • Joseph Nelson

    I want to read the books, because I have always enjoyed what Chesterton works I have come upon.

  • kg

    i am listening to GKC audio book right now

  • Christi

    I have not read The Apostle of Common Sense yet.

  • Maureen

    Thank you — this is awesome!

  • Thanks so much for doing this!

  • HannaM

    I want to read more Chesterton, because I read The Man who was Thursday last summer and enjoyed it very much. His works push me to think more deeply and philosophically about my faith. (Side note: If I win, I might need a Chesterton support group to discuss with and help me understand) 🙂

  • Steven J Hanley PhD

    I’m particularly interested in “In Defense of Sanity”

  • Dave O

    Awesome! Thanks!

  • Perpetua

    My hero! I wanted Tesla’s time machine, so I could go back in time and marry Chesterton. He could have educated and entertained me, and I could have helped him stay physically fit. (I’ve been a personal trainer for years). But I could not find Tesla’s time machine and Philip found me…now, I am content with merely reading Chesterton and sharing him with others!

  • Alex Johannigman

    I love me some Chesterton.

  • joyce

    I love Chesterton’s writings!

  • Michelle

    I want to read these books because Chesterton was such a clear thinker. His works are straight-forward and clarifying.

  • Stephanie Sibal

    I have heard so much about Chesterton, especially from Fr. Barron. I’d really like to read his works. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  • Anthony Gentile

    This would be an awesome gift for Fathers Day!! With five kids I can’t always afford to splurge on books…but to win this would be fantastic! Thanks Brandon!!

  • Nicolas

    I’d love to learn more from this great man!

  • Theresa Zoe

    I want to read these books bc I’ve always heard about Chesterton– from friends and in homilies– but I r never read him myself and I keep saying that the world needs more common sense.

  • Ginny Hall

    This will be the push I need to start reading GKC.

  • Angela

    I would love to read any and all of these books, and share them with friends & family.

  • ME

    I had the privelige of hearing Mr Ahlquist speak at our Theology on Tap last weekend. He is as fun as it is to read Chesterton.

  • Michael Sproule

    I have always wanted to read more Chesterton.

  • Brittany Parzych

    I’d love to read some of Chesterton’s work, as I’ve heard so many good things about his writing, but have never read anything he’s written.

  • Stephanie Mann

    I would like to read Dale Ahlquist on Chesterton–I’ve watched the show on EWTN and read the essays at the American Chesterton Society (of which I am a member) but have not read any of this books on Chesterton.

  • Michael Levanduski

    GK’s books are on my list to read soon, so I’d love to win this! Thanks!

  • awotter

    Dale Ahlquist is a fantastic speaker.

  • Brandan

    Would love to read some Chesterton!

  • Bernie

    Love chesterton’s wit.

  • Pauline

    Thank you for doing this! I love Chesterton, but I don’t have any of his books. I’d love to read The Apostle of Common Sense, it’s actually on my wish list 🙂

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