Once upon a time there lived upon an island a merry and innocent people, mostly shepherds and tillers of the earth. They were republicans, like all primitive and simple souls; they talked over their affairs under a tree, and the nearest approach they had to a personal ruler was a sort of priest or white witch who said their prayers for them. They worshi-pped the sun, not idolatrously, but as the golden crown of the god whom all such infants see almost as plainly as the sun. Now this priest was told by his people to build a great tower, pointing to the sky in salutation of the Sun-god; and he pondered long and heavily before he picked his materials. For he was resolved to use nothing that was not almost as clear and exquisite as sunshine itself; he would use nothing that was not washed as white as the rain can wash the heavens, nothing that did not sparkle as spotlessly as that crown of God. He would have nothing grotesque or obscure; he would not have even anything emphatic or even anything mysterious. He would have all the arches as light as laughter and as candid as logic. He built the temple in three concentric courts, which were cooler and more exquisite in substance each than the other. For the outer wall was a hedge of white lilies, ranked so thick that a green stalk was hardly to be seen; and the wall within that was of crystal, which smashed the sun into a million stars. And the wall within that, which was the tower itself, was a tower of pure water, forced up in an everlasting fountain; and upon the very tip and crest of that foaming spire was one big and blazing diamond, which the water tossed up eternally and caught again as a child catches a ball.
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Chuck Colson said it bestUser Review - Christianbook.com
Why do we confess to believe The Word, when we refuse to read it, especially when Jesus says, "If you love Me, you'll obey my commandments." Even is we're reading The Bible, we'll pick and choose, what's relevant for today or think, that doesn't apply to me. If Holy Script Is The Word Of God and It tells us not to ad or subtract anything, how is it that we can say apostles, prophets, tongues, etc. are not for today, when This Is The Day The Lord Has Made? Let's take God at His Word, He's Faithful & Truth + He NEVER changes and has no shadow in His Marvelous Light. Jesus says, "My Word Is Spirit & My Word Is LIFE!"
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I am not a great fan of e-books, but have downloaded one or two over a period of time. Chesterton's Orthodoxy was one I was interested in due to the erosion of Christianity under the Liberalism of the last century. I was not let down. I did order a hard copy subsequently. E-books have long way to go before I am convinced that they have any worth and, always the pessimist, who will be able to read an e-book in 100 years from now? I can not help recalling my very first computer that had a tape drive memory source only 40 years ago. Floppy's have come and gone and now USB's and Cloud memory look like the next wave. When the power fails and Henny Penny's sky eventually falls on us I will still be able to curl up with a book with pages in it. As for Orthodoxy, it is as fresh today as it was over 100 years ago, the content is great and permanent; the format is transitory.