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We are excited to announce a new way to discuss books on the FORMED Book Club – simply create a login and you can easily ask questions, make comments, and participate in a deeper way. Hundreds of people have already signed up!

We will send an email out each Monday to everyone who is enrolled with chapter assignments, questions for discussion, and a link to the live video stream. It’s that easy – enroll for free now by providing your name and email.

Hosted by Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ and Joseph Pearce


Founder and Editor, Ignatius Press


Director of Book Publishing, Augustine Institute


Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Enroll in the FORMED Book Club (you will do this for each new book)

  2. Sign up to discuss the book (you only need to do this once!)

  3. Buy the book!


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Even if you participated in the Lenten Book Club, please fill out the following form to enroll.


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Who was Gilbert Keith Chesterton? A rotund man in a cape brandishing a walking stick? Certainly. A twentieth-century writer? Prolifically. A great champion and defender of the Christian Faith? Gallantly.

He is known too as the “prince of paradox” and an “apostle of common sense.” Chesterton has lately been enjoying a resurgence in popularity. His name appears on blog posts and news articles alike. His name is spoken more often on college campuses, and schools around the United States are being named after him. Who was this engaging, witty, prophetic man?

Allow Dale Ahlquist, the president of the American Chesterton Society, to introduce you to him. In a rollicking adventure quite Chestertonian in flavor, Ahlquist captains an expedition of discovery into who this GKC fellow is. He deftly and cleverly explores Chesterton as a man, as a writer, and as a potential saint.

Those curious about Chesterton will have their initial questions answered. Those who might be dubious about Chesterton’s reputation will be challenged to reconsider. Those who consider Chesterton an old friend will be delighted. All will be engaged by amusing anecdotes, plentiful quotations, and a thoughtful study of the life of G. K. Chesterton.



Tune In every Week!

Watch as Fr. Fessio and Joseph Pearce—renowned Catholic literature expert and writer—dive deeper into the featured book to help you unpack and appreciate the content.

Tune in every week for a live YouTube stream every Monday at 2 pm Pacific.


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