From Fire, by Water

From Fire, by Water

My Journey to the Catholic Faith

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Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church. In From Fire, by Water, he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. At once a young intellectual's finely crafted self-portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time, the book marks the debut of a compelling new Catholic voice.
Publisher: San Francisco : Ignatius Press, [2019]
ISBN: 9781621642022
Characteristics: 225 pages ; 21 cm


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Feb 09, 2019

Very thoughtful and provocative !


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Feb 09, 2019

"If you're going to write a book about your religious conversion it'd better be a great yarn. And if you're going to write a memoir while you’re still in your early thirties you'd better be a great writer. In From Fire, by Water Sohrab Ahmari has both boxes checked. . . . Ahmari is a precise and evocative writer, which makes From Fire, by Water easy reading and good reading."
— Matthew Hennessey, The University Bookman


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