Where to start with Gilbert Keith (G.K.) Chesterton? One way is to pick any book and just start. To quote novelist Tim Powers, “Chesterton is one of those writers who you almost don’t care what he happens to be writing about what in any given book, he’s just so fun to listen to.” Besides that, [...]

Bibliography for Beginners

If you have never read a Chesterton book and don’t know where to begin, we suggest you start with G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense and Common Sense 101: Lessons from Chesterton. These books, written by American Chesterton Society president Dale Ahlquist, are designed to introduce new readers to Chesterton’s thought and writing. Looking for a comprehensive overview [...]

Frances Chesterton

Otago Witness, Issue 2881, 2 June 1909, Page 73 LADIES’ GOSSIP Mrs. G.K. Chesterton, like so many other clever wives of distinguished husbands, runs the risk, perhaps, of lacking that justice from the public which is her due. Yet, Mrs. Chesterton has several titles to distinction; she is not only a spirited and practiced debater, [...]

A Reading Plan

Wondering where to get started with G.K. Chesterton? Not sure how best to encourage others? This new reading plan will take you through key categories, including an introduction to Chesterton, apologetics, fiction, essays, literary criticism & biographies, social Criticism, poetry, and other topics. Why a new reading plan? This new plan is more systematic than [...]

Who is this Guy and Why Haven’t I Heard of Him?

I’ve heard the question more than once. It is asked by people who have just started to discover G.K. Chesterton. They have begun reading a Chesterton book, or perhaps have seen an issue of Gilbert, or maybe they’ve only encountered a series of pithy quotations that marvelously articulate some forgotten bit of common sense. They ask [...]