Passion for Truth: The Life of John Henry Newman
by Fr. Juan R. Vélez
TAN Books (St. Benedict Press), 2012
(618 pages, $24.95, paperback)
reviewed by Bryan BerryDrawing heavily from Newman's letters and other writings, Fr. Vélez shows us Newman's painful journey from -Canterbury to Rome—and the attacks he suffered once he became Catholic, not only from Protestants but also from Catholic bishops. "We suffer as much from the Church as for her," as Flannery O'Connor wrote.
This biography is particularly good in its description of Newman's efforts to purify and uphold the church . . .
This article is only available to subscribers.
Not a subscriber? Subscribe to Touchstone today for full online access. Over 30 years of content!
Get a one-year full-access subscription to the Touchstone online archives for only $19.95. NEW: Download PDF of issues! That's only $1.66 per month!
Get six issues (one year) of Touchstone PLUS full online access for only $39.95. NEW: Download PDF of issues! That's only $3.34 per month!
Transactions will be processed on the secure server of The Fellowship of St. James website, the publisher of Touchstone.
OR get a subscription to Touchstone to read on your Kindle for only $1.99 per month! (This option is KINDLE ONLY and does not include either print or online.)
Your subscription goes a long way to ensure that Touchstone is able to continue its mission of publishing quality Christian articles and commentary.
more from the online archives