Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Any ideas?

Okay the GK Chesterton book I got from the library about St. Francis is really hard for me to navigate.

I have heard that this writer is a heavy hitter, but his style of writing is incredibly thick. Like fog.

I am a little baffled how he can take St. Francis and make him so, so...



What's the word here?

So I think I am moving on to another book about Assisi.

And I need a suggestion. I might actually try to read something about Thomas Aquinas, but I don't know where to start. If you know a good place, tell me. I have heard the Penguin Classics route can sometimes not give all that good a snapshot...?

I need to begin reading, I am in a desert here, looking for some water.


Aj Schwanz said...

Steve and Gary Fawver are excellent resources when it comes to anything regarding Desert Fathers, Christian Classics, saints, etc. If you want to read more Chesterton, I really dug his "Orthodoxy" - short, to the point, really quality.

Adeline said...

Hey thank you! I actually saw Steve's mention of the Way of the Pilgrim in the NFC and I picked it up from the library, I remembered it from Franny and Zooey, had always wondered about it. Maybe I will check into that Chesterton too...