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Author: G. K. Chesteron Narrator: Derek Perkins Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2015 ISBN: 9781504665100
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Highly influential in C. S. Lewis’ conversion from atheism to Christianity, The Everlasting Man continues to inspire new generations of readers.

Considered by many to be Chesterton’s greatest masterpiece, this book declares his comprehensive view of world history as informed by the Incarnation. Retelling mankind’s story from the very beginning, he shows how all human desires are fulfilled in the person of Christ and Christ’s church. With his characteristic brilliance and irony, he argues that Christianity is not just a religion to stand beside other religions, for the fact of the Incarnation sets it apart.

One of the most original and controversial theological works ever written, The Everlasting Man offers a commanding perspective of world history and aims to restore our sense of wonder in the universe, our God, and ourselves.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I read Chesterton’s Everlasting Man and for the first time saw the whole Christian outline of history set out in a form that seemed to me to make sense.”

    C. S. Lewis, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A great carillonade of Christian verities.”

    National Review, “100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century”

  • “Probably the best Chesterton has written. It is so rich in good sense, wit, and in plain, profound and cheerful truth that almost every page deserves a review to itself.”


  • “[In] the mood of clarity the author creates for us…Mr. Chesterton performs a miracle which comes well in this sophisticated age of scorn.”

    Boston Transcript

  • “Here, as so often in Chesterton, we sense a lived, awakened faith. All that he writes derives from a keen intellect guided by the heart’s own knowledge.”

  • “Derek Perkins’s accessible delivery perfectly suits this dense work, which is said to have converted C. S. Lewis to Christianity from atheism. Although written in 1925, The Everlasting Man sounds surprisingly contemporary. Perkins’ style deftly captures Chesterton’s quest to identify what, if anything, makes a human uniquely human. Audio is the ideal format to fully appreciate Chesterton’s complexity…Listeners will be pleased to hear that the wit and wisdom found in the author’s Father Brown mysteries are also present here.”


  • One of the National Review’s 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noel | 8/12/2011

    " In Chesterton's typical witty yet pithy style of stating common sense objections to many of the modernist ideals, he walks the reader through the origins of the world, the searching of mythology and philosophy to the advent of Christ and the Church. A fantastic read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 6/2/2011

    " Oh Chesterton...I finally see why Lewis liked you so. I look forward to reading more of his stuff. This book was very interesting and some parts were downright hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 5/27/2011

    " Cause I can't read just one book at a time..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 5/23/2011

    " This was my second time through The Everlasting Man. Need a few more! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason | 5/1/2011

    " A bit of a difficult read. Not as good as Orthodoxy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/23/2011

    " logical look at mankind's development, and the touch of God... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 12/9/2010

    " This is quite amazing. Old world to new, old creation to new, pagainism to Christianity.. it's all here.

    Quotes to follow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 6/30/2010

    " Another Chesterton book I wanted to read again. I still remember much from my first read or at least remember how much I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 6/29/2010

    " Written with great wit and wisdom, a rebuttal to HG Wells evolutionary/atheistic 2 volume tome “A Short History of the World.” "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake | 6/14/2010

    " A wonderful book suggested by my friend Christopher Bennage, to whom I am eternally grateful for peaking my interest in G.K. Chesterton. "

About the Narrator

Derek Perkins is a professional narrator and voice actor. He has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, as well as numerous Society of Voice Arts nominations. AudioFile magazine named him a Best Voice consecutively in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Augmented by a knowledge of three foreign languages and a facility with accents, he has narrated numerous titles in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres.