Book-pod 5. A surprising, soul-nourishing autobiography
A humorous, self-deprecating and joyful account of finding faith while trying to leave it behind
What’s a book-pod? I’m glad you asked! It’s a short podcast episode about a book. It’s my way to introduce you, the kind soul reading these words, to a book that I enjoyed and want to recommend.
I probably should have put this in the first book-pod episode, since it’s a lifetime top pick.
It’s a joyful, humorous account of finding faith, a book that rocketed to the top of my reading list upon the first read.
Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton. Harold Shaw Publishers, 2001. (Originally published in 1908).
A favourite quote from Orthodoxy
Poetry is sane because it floats easily in an infinite sea; reason seeks to cross the infinite sea, and so make it finite. The result is mental exhaustion.
The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits….
As long as you have the mystery you have health; when you destroy mystery you create morbidity.
~ from Orthodoxy