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Orthodoxy

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Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton is a book from the early 1900s, which explores the reasoning behind accepting Christianity as the logical and true religion. Chesterton begins with the statement of a problem which humanity faces every day. He claims that humans by their very nature have a double need: a desire for imagination and a desire for reason. This could also be seen as the desire for the logical and the desire for the illogical. Individuals seek a balance between the two extremes, and the fulfillment of this balance is what leads to internal peace and satisfaction. Chesterton asserts that the only faith which can fulfill this difficult double need is Christianity. The principals of the faith allow for some interpretation of truth, but also are consistently clear about the differences between good and evil, and right and wrong. The book acts as a guide which explains how Christianity is the best choice for all human beings, not because it's outside of our world and an independent truth, but because it is the answer to our base needs and desires. Only when Christianity is seen as a way of life instead of a belief can the true power of the faith be realized.

©2016 A.R.N. Publications (P)2016 A.R.N. Publications

Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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Heretics

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Chesterton's compilation of essays in Heretics discusses the difference in Orthodoxy and Heretics, rational vs. irrational, and denial vs. affirmation. He questions the reason for the existence of man and the universe and calls out many prominent figures in the artistic and literary fields for their unorthodox ideas; thus labeling them heretics. He will have you thinking of favorite authors like Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, and H.G. Wells in a new light, challenging their ideals and morals. He pleads for people to believe in something, but not to believe in just anything. He rails against the greatest mental destruction, having everything constantly denied to you and nothing affirmed. Chesterton believes that anyone who did not believe in the Christian God, was dangerous and were very wrong. Nearly every minute of this book has a quotable passage that will really get you thinking about the meaning of life and the different ideas that are being put into the world. Heretics reveals to the listener that their deepest held values, beliefs, and moral compasses may be deeply flawed from within. Chesterton also hones in on the concept that ideas are the most dangerous thing we have in life and there are very real consequences to those ideas.

©2016 A.R.N. Publications (P)2016 A.R.N. Publications

Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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The Everlasting Man

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"The best popular apologetic I know." - C. S. Lewis In The Everlasting Man, G. K. Chesterton paints the full panorama of human history in light of Christian tradition. Highly influential in C. S. Lewis' conversion from atheism to Christianity, this book continues to inspire new generations of listeners. Discover other books by G. K. Chesteron, or visit ChestertonBooks.com to see other books in our G. K. Chesterton series.

Public Domain (P)2018 Chesterton Books

Narrator: Bernard Faricy
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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The Wisdom of Father Brown, Volume 2

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From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest takes on bandits, traitors, and killers. Why is he so successful? The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. Thus he understands criminal motivation and how to deal with it. The award-winning Colonial Theatre on the Air has dramatized G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown stories from The Wisdom of Father Brown with a full cast, music score, and sound effects. Included in Volume Two: The Duel of Dr. Hirsch The Man in the Passage The Purple Wig The God of the Gongs

©2016 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air (P)2016 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air

Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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Fancies Versus Fads

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This collection of short essays by G.K. Chesterton is as applicable in 2020 as it was when it was written in 1923 during the first "Progressive Era". He saves his most subtle and cutting humor for commentary to skewer his favorite targets: feminists, vegetarians, modernists, journalists, social reformers, psychologists, and "sophisticated" people in general. Essays included in this collection: "The Romance of Rhyme" "Hamlet and the Psycho-Analyst" "The Meaning of Mock Turkey" "Shakespeare and the Legal Lady" "On Being an Old Bean" "The Fear of the Film" "Wings and the Housemaid" "The Slavery of Free Verse" "Prohibition and the Press" "The Mercy of Mr. Arnold Bennett" "A Defence of Dramatic Unities" "The Boredom of Butterflies" "The Terror of a Toy" "False Theory and the Theatre" "The Secret Society of Mankind" "The Sentimentalism of Divorce" "Street Cries and Stretching the Law" "Why Reforms Go Wrong" "The Innocence of the Criminal" "The Prudery of the Feminists" "How Mad Laws Are Made" "The Pagoda of Progress" "The Myth of the “Mayflower” "Much Too Modern History" "The Evolution of Slaves" "Is Darwin Dead?" "Turning Inside Out" "Strikes and the Spirit of Wonder" "A Note on Old Nonsense" "Milton and Merry England"

Public Domain (P)2020 Heidi Wall

Narrator: Heidi Wall
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
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Classic Poems for Boys

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Classic Poems for Boys comprises a delightfully varied set of over 20 poems for 5- to 10-year olds. From rousing favorites like Felicia Dorothea Hemans’ "Casabianca" and John Keats’ "A Song About Myself", to dreamy, thoughtful poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Rudyard Kipling, this is a collection to be treasured.

Public Domain (P)2012 Naxos AudioBooks

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Classic Crime Short Stories

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Discover a world of heroes and villains, suspense and intrigue. This riveting and comprehensive collection brings together some of the best crime writing of all time. Ruth Rendell and Frances Hegarty spearhead the modern genre, moving through the popular and rarely recorded Graham Greene, to Edgar Wallace and G.K. Chesterton and his master detective Father Brown. And that's not all. You can find the following on this title: "Loopy", "The Missing Romney", "Insufficient Evidence", The Compleat Criminal", "The Case for the Defence", "Markheim", "The Blue Cross", "Bluebeard's Bathtub", "Nine Point of the Law", "Arsene Lupin in Prison". This collection includes stories from Ruth Rendell, Frances Hegarty, E.W. Hornung, Graham Greene, Margery Allingham, Charles Dickens, G.K. Chesterton, Maurice Leblanc, Edgar Wallace, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Public Domain (P)2005 CSA Telltapes Ltd

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