26 July 2012

The Other Face

Catholic Life Under Elizabeth I
There is but one book I would insist an Anglican convert to the Catholic Church should read from cover to cover:

The Other Face:
Catholic Life
Under Elizabeth I

Collected and Edited
By Philip Caraman

This may seem an obscure choice, but I am one who is most moved by primary sources rather than scholarly reflexions and historical recreations.  After reading this book—after taking in the martyrdom of St. Margaret Clitherow if nothing else—the convert will want to learn as much as possible about the truths they were not taught as Anglicans.