No Ordinary Fool: A Testimony to Grace

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Why does a gifted boy from a privileged Establishment background decide, at the age of twelve, to spend his life as a priest? And what moves him, after six happy years in the Anglican priesthood, to enter the alien world of Roman Catholicism?

In a gripping narrative full of humor and self-directed irony, John Jay Hughes tells of the loss of his mother at age six, entry into the Catholic Church at the cost of estrangement from his beloved Anglican priest-father, his lifelong ...

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Overview

Why does a gifted boy from a privileged Establishment background decide, at the age of twelve, to spend his life as a priest? And what moves him, after six happy years in the Anglican priesthood, to enter the alien world of Roman Catholicism?

In a gripping narrative full of humor and self-directed irony, John Jay Hughes tells of the loss of his mother at age six, entry into the Catholic Church at the cost of estrangement from his beloved Anglican priest-father, his lifelong search for God in prayer, and his joy in priesthood, 'all I ever wanted from age twelve.'

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  • ISBN-13: 9781606041826
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    No Ordinary Fool

    This is for the most part, a good book. The section where Father Hughes discusses his dismissal from the Canisianum is disturbing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2008

    No Ordinary Fool: A Testimony to Grace

    I finished reading No Ordinary Fool last week. I found that every sentence held my attention and that the book as a whole moved me deeply, something that very few books have done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    No Ordinary Fool: A Testimony to Grace

    Catholic literature abounds in conversion stories, and many of these ¿Home to Rome¿ tales have a sort of apologetic edge. NO ORDINARY FOOL transcends that genre. While no one could miss Fr. John Jay Hughes¿ deep love for Catholicism, this is far more than an argument for Roman verities. It is a piercing, wise memoir, written by a priest who has prayed and thought deeply about matters of both head and heart. Hughes is admired across ideological fault lines because he cuts to the core of things, to the restless need of the human heart for a love that lasts. Anyone who wishes to take that journey would do well to have Hughes as a guide.

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    Posted December 31, 2008

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