Confessions of a Convert

Confessions of a Convert At the turn of the century Robert Hugh Benson became one of the most famous converts from Anglicanism to Catholicism in England This is his story told in his own words The Unsung Genius of the Catho

  • Title: Confessions of a Convert
  • Author: Robert Hugh Benson
  • ISBN: 9781601040190
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • At the turn of the century, Robert Hugh Benson became one of the most famous converts from Anglicanism to Catholicism in England This is his story, told in his own words The Unsung Genius of the Catholic Literary Revival Benson s masterly Confessions of a Convert stands beside John Henry Newman s Apologia pro Vita Sua and Ronald Knox s A Spiritual Aeneid as a timelessAt the turn of the century, Robert Hugh Benson became one of the most famous converts from Anglicanism to Catholicism in England This is his story, told in his own words The Unsung Genius of the Catholic Literary Revival Benson s masterly Confessions of a Convert stands beside John Henry Newman s Apologia pro Vita Sua and Ronald Knox s A Spiritual Aeneid as a timeless classic in the literature of conversion Joseph Pearce, author of Literary Converts He knew that there was only one relationship of absolute value, that of the soul to God How was he to approach God, how best serve Him in each of his novels one can see a sketch of what he thought might possibly be the type which God was seeking to produce in him Evelyn Waugh I always looked on him as the guide who had led me to Catholic truth I did not know then that he used to pray for my conversion Msgr Ronald Knox

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    • Josh says:

      This book was truly a pleasure to read. It reads more biographical than apologetical, but in that sense it feels very much as if reading the life of a saint. Benson's prose is marvelous; and the book is so engaging that only work could force me to put it down. The man's spiritual journey, his perseverance, his prayer make for delightful reading and a witness of a life worth imitating.

    • Michael says:

      Super great book on the inner life of a great conversion into the Church. This book was like reading myself in a different time and place. Easy conversational style reading.

    • Jill says:

      I’m a convert. And I felt that anguish and questioning as I moved toward the Catholic Church. And now that I’m here in the Church Jesus founded, I see her just as Fr. Benson saw her but his words are a thousand times more descriptive and eloquent than mine. If you’re a convert, read this book! If you’re a cradle Catholic, read this book so you’ll appreciate what you have. If you’re being called to the Catholic Church, read this book and find a friend who’s blazed the path before yo [...]

    • Jim says:

      Wonderful book!The story of R. H. Benson's conversion from Anglican to Catholic and a wonderful, inspiration all trip it is! If you need your Catholicism refreshed this will do it!

    • Helen says:

      As a convert myself, I always find this topic interesting. Since his father was the Archbishop of Cantebury, Benson's conversion to the Church caused quite a stir. He did not have an easy journey. Obviously, there was no "Coming Home Network" in those days for Protestant clergymen to cross the Tiber. This is the third of his books that I've read. I am glad that he was a prolific writer because there are many more books waiting to be read!

    • Gwydion says:

      Very readable if you have an interest in the early Anglo-Catholic movement in the UK. I agree with other comments made below.

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