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Defiant Joy

Defiant Joy The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K. Chesterton

By Kevin Belmonte
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.54 Stars

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On 3/3 Cameron Brooks wrote: If you want an introduction to the life and work of one of Christianity’s most endearing thought leaders, this is it. Kevin Belmonte provides a great overview to the classic and larger-than-life writer, Gilbert Keith Chesterton. I was first introduced to G.K. Chesterton through Dr. Ravi Zacharias, ... Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K. Chesterton by Kevin Belmonte

Cameron Brooks' Rating:

5 Stars

On 5/19 Blerkz wrote: I was very interested in G.K. Chesterton and his works, so when I came upon this book on BookSneeze, I seized upon the chance to review it. However, this book proved to be quite a disappointment to me. It was lengthy and verbose, too scholarly to actually interest people who aren’t already avid fans ... Defiant Joy

Blerkz's Rating:

2 Stars

On 11/26 Moboni wrote: Defiant Joy, a biography written by Kevin Belmonte captures the works of G.K Chesterton (1874-1936), a poet, literal critic, journalist. The book chapters focus on the major works of a genius, a gifted man of letters, whose interests in arts and literature were encouraged by his parents. I must confess ... urday, November 26, 2011 Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K Chesterton

Moboni's Rating:

3 Stars

On 8/21 Abbie Miller wrote: I've been interested in G.K. Chesterton ever since I heard a professional storyteller tell one of Chesterton's stories. It was funny, witty and thought-provoking. So I was really excited to read and review this book on such an interesting and unusual man. However, this book disappointed me a bit. At ... Defiant Joy: A little monotonous...

Abbie's Rating:

3 Stars

On 6/13 Aaron wrote: Of all the Christian authors and apologists to emerge in the 20th century, few have been as influential as G.K. Chesterton. Blessed with a sharp mind (and even sharper wit), Chesterton penned dozens of articles and books, mastered the art of literary criticism, breathed new popularity into Charles Dickens' ... Somewhat encouraging, although not terribly joyful

Aaron's Rating:

3 Stars

On 6/2 Amy Storms wrote: Recently, I read a fantastic biography about G.K. Chesterton. I’d only known Chesterton as an author who influenced C.S. Lewis, but Defiant Joy by Kevin Belmonte introduced me to Chesterton as the author of nearly 80 books, a poet, an apologist, and more. Belmonte’s biography left me interested ... Bookshelf: Defiant Joy

Amy's Rating:

5 Stars

On 5/31 ProcessOfIllumination wrote: In his work Defiant Joy, Kevin Belmonte gives an exposition of the life of Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Although the life of Chesterton is one that has always intrigued me, as he is truly a literary legend, this book did not really elucidate quite what I hoped it would. I have always loved his quotes and ... Book Review: Defiant Joy by Kevin Belmonte

ProcessOfIllumination's Rating:

2 Stars

On 5/28 Leaving a Mark wrote: "There is the great lesson of `Beauty and the Beast,' that a thing must be loved before it is lovable." "We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty." "Dear Sir: Regarding your article `What's Wrong with the World?' I am. Yours truly," -- G.K. Chesterton ... Not as engaging as hoped for

Leaving a's Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/30 Vieux Loup wrote: A jovial mound of renown—that phrase or something similar kept coming to my mind as I read this biography of the “real G.K. Chesterton”. And I think the title aptly describes the contents. The joy of Chesterton certainly comes through not only in his writing but in his interactions with others. ... Defiant Joy

Vieux Loup's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/14 Amanda Downey wrote: In Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K. Chesterton, Kevin Belmonte explores Chesterton's works and analyses the impact they had in England and North America. Chesterton wrote poetry, fiction, literary critics, essays and theology. He is a celebrated, Catholic author who did his part ... Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K. Chesterton by Kevin Belmonte - A Review

Amanda's Rating:

4 Stars