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In Defiant Joy, Kevin Belmonte provides a biography of the great, late G.K. Chesterton, the ultimate Renaissance man and thinker and writer of the early 20th century.
Maybe he could have just written a little bit on the dust cover of one of Chesterton's books... now I'm just ranting.
I wonder if Mr. Belmonte realizes how much his biography mirrors the biographies Chesterton wrote: If you are looking for a detailed account of the subject's life, you will be... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
If you want an introduction to the life and work of one of Christianity's most endearing thought leaders, this is it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Marie Friesen
In the last year, after desiring to do so for a long time, I finally made a commitment to reading more G K Chesterton. Read morePublished 23 months ago by M. Mueller
Like he did with his excellent biography on Wilberforce, Kevin Belmonte has raised to public consciousness a great man that deserves wider reading and public knowledge. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ray Blunt
I really enjoyed this book. However, my disappointment about it is for what it is not - a full fledged biography. Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by JimtheBaptist
I browsed through the most helpful reviews for Kevin Belmonte's "Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K. Chesterton". Read morePublished on May 4, 2012 by Canuck Monk
This is a curious attempt at a biography.
The author spends an inordinate amount of time and space relaying what people like Garry Wills thought of G.K. Read more
I guess I expected this book to be more lively, with quotes from Chesterton's works and be less of a rigorous documentary of his life. Read morePublished on December 15, 2011 by Cilla
The author is up front about the purpose of his book "to introduce a life and legacy that should be better known." This not an exhaustive nor critical biography. Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by Tim Martin