ROADS TO ROME by John A.- Ed O'Brien


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Sixteen men and women relate in this book the story of their spiritual pilgrimage into the fold of the Roman Catholic Church. Most of the contributors, but not all, are Americans and they are all intellectuals:- novelists, teachers, scientists, philosophers, lawyers, and clergymen. Their religious backgrounds are varied. Some were lapsed Catholics, but most were of devout Protestant families. Not a few found the read from the Anglican Church short and easily traveled. One, Bella Dod, is a convert from Communism. Some of these who bear their testimony are well known:- A. J. Cronin the novelist, Alexis Carrel, the scientist, Gene Fowler, journalist and biographer, Freemantle, novelist. Like all personalized testimonies, these autobiographical sketches are interesting, especially to those who are curious as to how deep religious convictions are arrived at. They are offered to the public in the avowed hope that they may be the means of persuading others to travel the road which these sixteen and countless others testify leads to Truth, to Certainty and to Spiritual Security.

Pub Date: April 13th, 1954
Publisher: Macmillan