John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) was a man whose heart and mind were well ahead of his time. Raised an Anglican, Newman's mid-life conversion to Catholicism shook the Church of England to its core, and would have profound implications for the Roman Catholic Church. A controversial figure in his time, Newman is honored in colleges and universities throughout the world today, and he is regarded as one of the great Christian souls of all time.
This collection of Newman's writings includes devotional meditations on central themes of the Christian faith, excerpts from his sermons, and several of his little-known poems. Through many years of shadow and darkness, personal trials and stumbling blocks, Newman continued faithfully to follow the "Kindly Light" as he understood it. All who seek to follow this Light will find encouragement in this collection of warm uplifting writings.