"Howards vision is the quintessential Catholic, sacramental vision. To read this book is to see with the eyes of Christ. -- Peter Kreeft, Handbook of Christian Apologetics
Brings the reality of life into sharper focus. -- Laura Berquist, Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum
Plain-spoken spirituality inviting us to come closer to God and showing us more about Christ in a most appealing manner. -- Alfred McBride, O.Praem., Fr. McBride's Family Catechism
About the Author
Thomas Howard came early to the glories and rigors of Evangelical Protestantism, as both his father and grandfather were prominent Evangelical leaders. He struggled as a youth to reconcile the easy certainties of Evangelicalism with his broadening experience of the world; these struggles led him to embark on a search for truth that culminated in his reception into the Catholic Church in 1985. Beauty led him to truth: the Catholic Churchs sacramental view of the world, and her realistic awareness of the cross that all men must carry, impressed him as the only vision of reality that ultimately made sense.
Dr. Howard is an accomplished prose stylist with degrees in English from Wheaton College in Illinois, the University of Illinois, and New York University. He spent his professional life teaching in prep schools in England and New York, as well as at Gordon College in Massachusetts and St. Johns Seminary in Boston. Along the way, he found time to write a number of deeply felt and moving books that articulated his journey of faith and addressed issues of pressing concern to most serious Christians today. Among these are Evangelical Is Not Enough, On Being Catholic, Christ the Tiger, and If Your Mind Wanders at Mass. Now retired, Dr. Howard resides in New England. He is married and has two grown children.