Kresta in the Afternoon – December 27, 2019 – Hour 2

  • Description: In this hour of the 2019 Countdown our guest is Sohrab Ahmari, author of From Fire by Water.

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  • Description: On July 26, 2016, Fr. Jacques Hamel was murdered during the celebration of Mass by an ISIS jihadi. Sohrab Ahmari saw the news online and a few hours later tweeted "#Iamjacqueshamel. In fact, this is the right moment to announce I'm converting to Catholicism.” Some understood this as a Muslim converting to Catholicism, but the story is much more complicated. How did someone raised in Iran who had long since rejected any idea of God get to this point? Sohrab joins us.
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    • Sohrab Ahmari
      Sohrab Ahmari is the author of From Fire, by Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith. He's the op-ed editor of the New York Post and a contributing editor of the Catholic Herald. Previously, he served as a columnist and editor with the Wall Street Journal opinion pages in New York and London, and as senior writer at Commentary magazine.
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    • From Fire, By Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith

      Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church. In From Fire, by Water, he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. At once a young intellectual's finely crafted self-portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time, the book marks the debut of a compelling new Catholic voice. (learn more)

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