The Ballad of the White Horse is both an important work of literature and a continuing source of encouragement to modern Christians facing increasing secular pressures. Against the backdrop of England’s ninth-century battle with pagan Danes, Chesterton’s poem conveys a personal message to Christians mediated through the figure of King Alfred. Alfred must learn and re-learn subtle, paradoxical lessons about the hope, humility, and joy necessary to confront trial and evil on earth.
Seton Press creates a newly annotated version of this beloved poem in order to make its timely message accessible to modern Christian readers.
Suitable for high school students and above. Copyright 2011. Dimensions: 6.25 x 9 inches. Soft cover. 122pp