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...

thick?

opaque?

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.

2 comments:

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...

hb