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MEDIA ADVISORY, March 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- To celebrate the 100th anniversary of G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy, publisher R.A.G.E. Media is offering the public an opportunity to download, read, and even print the timeless Christian classic from their website.
The link to download the free copy of the book is http://dyinglight.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=14.
Chesterton, whose writing was crucial in the conversion of C.S. Lewis and was influential to other writers including Alfred Hitchcock and J.R.R. Tolkein, considered Orthodoxy to be a "slovenly autobiography." It illustrates how he came to understand how truly revolutionary Western Christianity was, and how the Christian Church has always maintained the true course for humanity. His observations, arguments, and perspective are as true and relevant today as they were when they were first published in 1908:
"People have fallen into a foolish habit of speaking of orthodoxy as something heavy, humdrum, and safe," wrote Chesterton. "There never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy… It was the equilibrium of a man behind madly rushing horses, seeming to stoop this way and to sway that, yet in every attitude having the grace of statuary and the accuracy of arithmetic.
"It is always simple to fall; there are an infinity of angles at which one falls, only one at which one stands. To have fallen into any one of the fads from Gnosticism to Christian Science would indeed have been obvious and tame. But to have avoided them all has been one whirling adventure; and in my vision the heavenly chariot flies thundering through the ages, the dull heresies sprawling and prostrate, the wild truth reeling but erect."
The eBook edition of Orthodoxy is part of a collection of 35 books offered by R.A.G.E. Media called the Digital Catholic Library on CD-ROM. The collection includes several other books by G.K. Chesterton, as well as Augustine of Hippo, Thomas a Kempis, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Moore, Joyce Kilmer, and others.
More information on The Digital Catholic Library can be found at http://www.DigitalCatholicLibrary.com. Wholesale pricing and an affiliate program are available.