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The Everlasting Man | [G. K. Chesterton]

The Everlasting Man

Few people had a more profound effect on Christianity in the 20th century than G. K. Chesterton. The Everlasting Man, written in response to an anti-Christian history of humans penned by H.G. Wells, is considered Chesterton’s masterpiece. In it, he explains Christ’s place in history, asserting that the Christian myth carries more weight than other mythologies for one simple reason—it is the truth.
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Few people had a more profound effect on Christianity in the 20th century than G. K. Chesterton. The Everlasting Man, written in response to an anti-Christian history of humans penned by H.G. Wells, is considered Chesterton’s masterpiece. In it, he explains Christ’s place in history, asserting that the Christian myth carries more weight than other mythologies for one simple reason—it is the truth.

©1953 Oliver Chesterton (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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    J. Glemby long Island ,NY usa 10-15-11
    J. Glemby long Island ,NY usa 10-15-11 Member Since 2012
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    "well narrated audio of a masterpiece."

    As I am aware,there are 3 choices of narration for this great book.1-Dale Alquest at the chesterton society,2-the other narrator here at audible and 3-this new one with john robbins.Dale Alquests reading is very good but a british accent realy is a plus for a british chesterton.The other audible narator is WAY to fast.So this one realy is the best.The sample clip may seem like he has a lisp,which he does a little but he reads very well and at a slow and proper pace with great expression.{note the diference of book time between the two}.Overall ,this is a masterpiece.

    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Candace Amarillo, TX, United States 06-23-13
    Candace Amarillo, TX, United States 06-23-13 Member Since 2014

    I love books! All kinds... classics, mysteries, Christian fiction, suspense and action! I'm also a sucker for anything romantic. ;) And just recently started getting into some non-fiction, philosophical books.

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    "Incredible."

    I have to say, as someone who lives for fiction novels, this book by G.K. Chesterton was water to my philosophical soul. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a non-fiction book so much. Chesterton has such a brilliant mind, I had to sometimes rewind certain parts just to listen again. Honestly, he should be required reading for any philosophy student, or any Christian for that matter. It's such a difficult book to explain, but I loved it. I have purchased but have yet to listen to Orthodoxy and Heretics, though I've been told this one, The Everlasting Man, is his best. I have a book of his complete essays as well, which are absolutely hilarious, as well as poignant. I hope that those will be narrated soon as well.

    I highly recommend this book to any Christian, and any open-minded non-christian who likes things plainly spoken in a brilliant use of language. Better than C.S. Lewis in my opinion.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jacob Schurder Lee's Summit, MO United States 02-26-13
    Jacob Schurder Lee's Summit, MO United States 02-26-13
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    "Amazingly fresh thinking, in a very old book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Everlasting Man to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the printed version, but I did enjoy very much the 'feel' added by the reader. His voice had a rustic feel that added to the ambiance of the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    C.S. Lewis used the right phrase, in that the book 'baptises' your intellect. The book has an amazing effect of drawing you out into a different way of thinking, that frankly I found refreshing or more real.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy Lewis, you will probably enjoy this book. If you enjoy philosophically thinking about man's view of history, you will probably enjoy the book. I love both, and I enjoyed it a lot.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Vincent PASCAGOULA, MS, United States 10-08-12
    Vincent PASCAGOULA, MS, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Book, incredibly knowledgable author"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Highly recommended. A joy to listen to his analysis of evolution and philosophy on life.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ramon 12-31-14
    Ramon 12-31-14
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    "The folly of our world"

    This book is very pertinent to our current state in the world were very dismal world views are asserting themselves by appealing to a stale secularism, shrouded in scientism, that means to separate men from his God given reason and freedom to explore reality. The clamor for submission to the new ideas proposed by this secular society are deafening, and conformity is demanded of all; just abandon your freedom to think by yourself, and follow the pied piper of folly.
    The narrator of this book is excellent, and makes it a pure joy to listen intently as it reveals the beautiful intellect of Chesterton.

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    R. Ahlrichs 05-14-15
    R. Ahlrichs 05-14-15 Member Since 2014

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    "required reading"

    this should be read or listened to by any person who is a member of civilization, there is much you take for granted, that might be otherwise. Anthropology anticipated much of the sentiment found here in 20 years after Chesterton wrote it, then promptly forgot. It is a vital and possibly surprising read for the student/professional anthropologist.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 02-26-15
    Paul 02-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good in that rare sort of way that old books are"

    I loved listening to this book because the author is so intelligent and yet so easily understood. I believe the performer captured the sense that was intended. I felt smarter and believe I actually did become smarter while enjoying hearing history through Chesterton's lens.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic "

    This is a must read for all who believe in God or what to think about Him. His logic and timeless clarity bring fresh air to a world full of unclear thinking.

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    Ion Nistor 03-27-15
    Ion Nistor 03-27-15
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    "great book"

    Chesterton at its finest. the narrator starts a bit weird but he grows on you fast.If

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    M. VanLoo 01-25-15
    M. VanLoo 01-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very dated apologetics"

    Don't bother unless you're interested in a book that was fundamental to the spiritual development of C.S. Lewis. It shows it's age and cultural biases dreadfully. It might have meant something to Lewis but it held no charms for this Christian.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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