Fr. John McCloskey has become a famous "convert maker" in the powerful corridors close to the White House. Having run the Catholic Information Center in the heart of Washington, DC from 1998 to 2004, McCloskey had direct contact with numerous well-known and lesser-known Washington figures. Among well-known Catholic converts instructed by Fr. McCloskey are Senator Sam Brownback, publisher Alfred Regnery, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, journalist Robert Novak and many others.
This work is a joint effort of McCloskey and Russell Shaw, the widely read Catholic author, speaker, and former communications director for the U.S. bishops. Drawing on moving, firsthand accounts of conversions, this book combines personal testimony, solid theology, and effective methods of communicating the Catholic Faith.
From personal experience, I can testify that Father C. John McCloskey is one of America's great Catholic evangelizers. This book is a unique, fascinating guide of how and why to convert, and it should be must reading for all Catholics.
-Robert D. Novak, Syndicated Columnist
Mr. Shaw and Fr. McCloskey have written a book about repentance, recovery, conversion, and joy. I recommend it because I have experienced it through Jesus, my Savior.
-Lawrence Kudlow, Host CNBC's "Kudlow & Company"
Through their friendship and their family life, Catholics converted the Roman Empire, on person at a time. This book shows you how it was done-and how it's still done today. It's a book that can change the world all over again.
-Scott Hahn, author Rome Sweet Home
This book ranks with Karl Stern's Pillar of Fire and Thomas Merton's Seven Storey Mountain as an indispensable spiritual road map for the perplexed, the sorely bent and the broken.I know: Father John McCloskey was my Virgil, guiding me gently and lovingly through the terrifying jungle of secular success to a place of infinite surcease - God's grace.
-Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Pro-Life activist and author
Fr. C.J. McCloskey and Russell Shaw are themselves incomparavle evangelists and apologists of the Curch. They are compelling writers. All should study them.
-Lewis E.Lehrman, 2005 winner of the National Humanities Medal
No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, pick this book up and be transformed both inside and out.
-Raymond Arroyo, EWTN News Director and New York times bestselling author
When it comes to leading people into full communion with the Catholic Church, Fulton J. Sheen was the John McCloskey of his day.
-Robert P. George, Princeton University
This book is calling all Catholics to share the gift of faith and shows them how to do so with winsome joy.
-Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, Editor-In-chief of First Things
Articulate and provocative. This is an important book we all need to read.
-Bowie Kuhn, Former Commissioner of Professional Baseball.
"There is no more articulate believer in the power and majesty of the Catholic Church than Fr. C. J. McCloskey. Any sincere searcher for Truth who is attracted to Christian--particularly Catholic--faith, will want to read this book. Agree or disagree with Fr. McClosky's unequivocal perspectives, his assertive witness provides much food for thought."
-Wesley J. Smith Senior fellow, Discovery Institute and author of Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America.