Letters to a Non-Believer
Fr Thomas Crean, OP
In his best-selling book A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins, Thomas Crean gave a clear and sophisticated response to the modern atheist phenomenon. In Letters to a Non-Believer he goes beyond the mere existence of God to look in detail at the more distinctively Catholic aspects of Christian belief: Christ’s death and Resurrection; questions of evil, suffering and free will; and the need for the Church and the Sacraments.
Writing in his usual clear and precise style, Crean makes the rational arguments which underpin Catholic teaching accessible to every reader, marking himself out as a true philosophical heir to great medieval thinkers like St Thomas Aquinas, and the literary heir to modern Christian expositors such as C S Lewis.
Fr Thomas Crean is a Dominican friar, a hospital chaplain in Leicester, and a tutor for the Maryvale Institute. In addition to A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins (published in the United States as God is no Delusion), he has also written The Mass and the Saints, a commentary on the liturgy.
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Diary of a City Priest
Edited by Father Dominic Allain
This book provides a selection of the best of the weekly ‘Pastor Iuventus’ columns from the Catholic Herald. Arranged over a year the columns give us a true-life picture of the ministry of a parish priest in a busy city. The diary convincingly conveys the tangible and day-to-day reality of a priest’s life: the high and lows, births and deaths, new challenges and amongst all these, the quiet presence of God.
The author writes about his life with candour and insight but also with humour and brilliance. Through the everyday life of the parish, the local hospital and the school, we are given an intimate portrait of real life. The reader will be moved and inspired by the beauty and depth of these weekly columns. As the year unfolds, the journal reminds us of the closeness of the Providence of God to every human life.
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