It may be because I am silly, but I rather think that, relatively to the rest of the year, I enjoy Christmas more than I did when I was a child. My faith demands that such be the case. The more mature I become the more I need to embrace the joys of the incarnation. The more mature I become, the more I need to be but a child.
– G. K. Chesterton
Experience the warmth of Christmas through the winsome wit and wisdom of beloved writer G. K. Chesterton. This devotional—perfect for the Christmas season—includes selections of Chesterton's writings, accompanied with commentary, Scripture readings, and reflections.
Be encouraged by Chesterton's insight, charmed by the Victorian-inspired artwork, and delighted by the traditional English recipes. Make Chesterton's poetry, short stories, and essays a part of your Christmas tradition!
A festive celebration of childlike wonder, the beautifully illustrated Winter Fire is a unique and meaningful gift.
"Drawing from the bottomless well of Chesterton's poetry and prose, Ryan Whitaker Smith renews and refreshes us with these tidings of comfort and joy."
President, Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton
"In this beautifully designed and illustrated book, Ryan Whitaker Smith serves up a feast of G. K. Chesterton's wit and wisdom for Christmas. Even more, in the devotional reflections, Ryan builds on Chesterton's work with memorable expression and striking insight of his own. A holiday treat!"
Author of The Thrill of Orthodoxy and an annotated version of Chesterton's Orthodoxy with guided reading
"Some books are keepsakes because of their colorful presentation, some because of the content they present, and some like Winter Fire because of both. Smith's seasonal collection is brilliant, and convincing that the prolific Chesterton doesn't just write a lot of things, but a lot of important things."
Founding scholar, Museum of the Bible (DC); University Professor, Indiana Wesleyan University; author, The New Book of Christian Martyrs
"Lavishly illustrated and brimming with wisdom and whimsy, Ryan Whitaker Smith gives us a lovely Christmas book to be enjoyed by young and old alike throughout the year. Here delightful stories, excerpts, and reflective exercises are jeweled with poems, recipes, traditions, and even games! The charm of a time past illuminates the gift of our Savior ever into our present—in a manner of which Chesterton would have approved. For, in the words of C. S. Lewis, 'Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good [winter] fire?'"
Professor at New College Franklin, and award-winning author of Surprised by Oxford, now a feature film