In the 62 years of his hectic and happy life, Chesterton wrote some 4,000 essays, around 200 short stories, five novels, countless newspaper articles, some plays and travelogues, hundreds of poems, a book on the literature of the Victorian era and another on the history of England. He also liked writing biographies of notable people and undertook the colossal undertaking of turning the lives of Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Robert Browning, William Blake, Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson into literature. Chesterton's indefatigable pen poured forth over 100 books full of a vibrancy that continues to unsettle believers and unbelievers, faithful readers and unsuspecting visitors alike.
1908 was a restless year for Chesterton, who was already 34 years old. In that year of boundless creativity, he published "Orthodoxy," probably his most important theological work. Although he still had 28 years to live and countless books to write, his philosophy already throbs clearly in Orthodoxy, a classic text on apologetics and Christian spirituality, the story of his unusual journey from skepticism to faith. The playwright Francisco Nieva said that this is the most optimistic book of the 20th century. The journalist and theologian Philip Yancey confessed that if, in addition to the Bible, he could take a book to a deserted island, he would undoubtedly take this one.
"Orthodoxy" is innocence recovered. It is discovering what had already been discovered. It is choosing to be at home after going around the world and returning to the place of departure. Chesterton's philosophy is a powerful response to the skepticism that marked his youth and continues to darken our world. When he began to doubt doubt, he found himself already on the way to orthodoxy. The prodigal had to crawl in the mire to learn the value of his home; Chesterton had to meet the irrationality of the rationalists and the contempt for humanity of the humanists to return to the arms of his Father.
The goal of the Library of Christian Classics, edited by Abba, is to recover and provide Hispanic people with the wisdom God gave our ancestors in the Christian faith. It's the first time many of these titles have ever been published in Spanish, while others have been recovered and edited to be better understood in the 21st century.
The Library of Christian Classics includes classic works that Christians should read at least once in their life. They are wells of biblical wisdom that speak to us from centuries past. The Library of Christian Classics has the following features:
1. A large collection of more than 50 volumes.
2. Luxury binding in imitation leather and fabric of great aesthetic beauty.
3. Interdenominational: classical authors from all historical Protestant movements.
4. Forewords by experts on the author's work and life. In each, the biography, historical context, and work of each classic writer is detailed.
5. Interior design in two colors.
6. Extra large 12-point print so that all readers can enjoy the blessings of these classics.
7. Blank sections at the end of each chapter to take notes and enjoy a time of meditation following the reading.