There is a culture-wide push today to redefine so many things created and ordained by God, and the family is probably the most notable example. No matter how much we reject God’s original design, however, the truth does not change. Marriage and the family are not only essential to the good of society; they are pivotal components within God’s bigger, kingdom plans.
The family is built on who human beings really are and thus provides the world with a glimpse of God’s nature and character.
The newest book by author Dale Ahlquist, entitled The Story of the Family: G.K. Chesterton on the Only State that Creates and Loves Its Own Citizens, offers the roadmap we need right now to understand how to defend the family. In it, we learn from Chesterton’s timeless wisdom about the essential nature of the family, the greatest threats that it faces, and how to successfully uphold this building block of society. This book compiles excerpts of Chesterton’s writings on the family, blending poetry, essays, witty quotes and common sense, along with commentary and contemporary application from Ahlquist.
Dale Ahlquist is President of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton and is recognized as a leading authority on the work of Chesterton. His remarkable book is an invaluable resource for Christians desiring to better understand the profound writings of G.K. Chesterton on the family, which remain timely.
This month, when you make a gift of any amount to the Colson Center, you’ll receive a copy of The Story of the Family along with access to a Colson Center exclusive series of videos created by the author himself. These videos are designed to serve as an accompanying guide to the readings, enabling you to get the best possible benefit from the book.
Don’t miss out on this chance to experience the writings of G.K. Chesterton in an accessible format and be empowered by his defense of the family!