In a personal way, Chesterton uses a set of mental pictures
to describe his journey in discovering the truth. Among his key points is the role of reason and fantasy in helping him to discover true orthodoxy. They led him to see that this was not a product of chance but was fashioned by a divine Creator. His timeless wisdom is relevant to the struggles of many Christians today.
Chesterton was surprised to find that what he discovered about orthodoxy was not unique to him at all; rather it had been passed down through many generations. And he admitted, after much struggle and in much humility, "I will not call it my philosophy, for I did not make it. God and humanity made it; and it made me."