Who is G.K. Chesteron?

“I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean.” ~G.K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an Englishman of considerable girth, who had a brilliant sense of humor and an absent-mindedness that bordered on legendary. He never went to college and yet is considered the best writer of the twentieth century.

This was the man who wrote a book that led a young atheist named C. S. Lewis to become a Christian.

This was the man who wrote a novel that inspired Michael Collins to lead a movement for Irish independence.

This was the man who wrote an essay in the Illustrated London News that inspired Mohandas Gandhi to lead a movement to end British colonial rule in India.

Chesterton considered himself to be an ordinary man. He claimed that he was doing nothing more than uttering plain, simple truths.

Simple truths can change the world.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Karen says:

    Oh to make such a difference! I wonder if Chesteron ever knew? It makes me think that if we can discern God’s voice and follow Him, He can do mighty things whether we know about it or not.