During Lent I usually do some special reading. One year it was a selection of Saint Augustine’s sermons, another year it was a massive biography of Cardinal Newman, and one exhausting year it was to read the multi-volume History of the Church of Christ. This year I am re-reading and reading various volumes by Joseph Pearce.
I have long admired Pearce as a graceful and insightful writer. I also believe that his conversion from anti-Catholic skinhead to a Catholic writer one of the more interesting life transformations I have read about. Here is clip 2 of his speaking about his conversion.
Mr. Pearce’s conversion underlines one of the strengths of the Catholic Church. Beginning with Saint Paul, some of our greatest champions have arisen from the ranks of enemies. Thanks to the Holy Spirit there is no anti-Catholic on this planet who may not end his days as part of the Faith. Some say the age of miracles ended long ago. If we have the wit to see it, the greatest miracle is the impact of grace on the human heart.
I am curious as to how many of our readers have read Pearce and what they think of his books.