Even if you haven’t been reading along with Trevin and I, I still commend this series of posts on Chesterton’s book to you.  The latest is over at his blog, where you can also see the list of previous posts as well.

Trevin has a keen eye for what mattersand the conversation that this book has provoked has been….shall we say timely?

I commend it to you, then, and look forward to dialoguing more in the comments there.

And do let me know if you have interest in more of this sort of thing.  I’ve recently been reading and rereading Augustine’s City of God and have thought about a book-by-book conversation about it through the fall–if, that is, the interest was there.

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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.


  1. I’ve enjoyed this a lot, and would be up for more. But City of God sounds a little heavy for this format.


    1. Some more thoughts about the format: I think if you’re aiming for a lot of engagement/involvement, it would be best to stick to shorter works in small weekly sections, like Orthodoxy.

      I would still love to *read* a series of Matt’s thoughts on City of God, but wouldn’t expect much community involvement.

      A format that might work for longer or heavier works is to get several people to commit to writing about them regularly, which would provide more content to jump-start a discussion.


  2. “Augustine’s City of God and have thought about a book-by-book conversation about it through the fall ”

    sounds promising


  3. I would definitely be interested in more Mere-O series on reading through the classics. Also really enjoying Orthodoxy so far, although Chesterton is more difficult to read than Lewis.


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